Teas

2. Black Loose Leaf Teas

Assam

Assam

Description

Assam produces a robust flavour, that is bright with a smooth, malty aftertaste. A dark reddish brown colour it makes a perfect first cup of tea of the day and stands up well to milk. Teas such as Assam are popular in blends because of their full-bodied richness.

Assam is a major growing area in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeastern India.

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
India Medium Strong 4-5 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag

Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe

Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe

Description


This large leaf black tea is full of brisk full flavours and is beautifully aromatic. Upon brewing, the tea becomes a beautiful amber colour in the cup and is ideal for afternoon tea with a nice slice of cake.

Ceylon teas are from Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), an Island off the Southeast coast of India.

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
Sri Lanka Large Mild-Medium 4-5 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag

Darjeeling

Darjeeling

Description


Regarded as the ‘Champagne of Teas’, Darjeeling is considered one of the finest grades. High grown, in the foothills of the Himalayas, it offers a distinctive light, delicate flavour and aroma with undertones of muscatel. Definitely one for afternoon tea with guests. Whilst it can be drunk with milk some believe that its special qualities can be lost and prefer to drink it as it comes.

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
India Medium Medium-Strong 3 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag

Decaffeinated Loose Leaf

Decaffeinated Loose Leaf

Description


A good, all round tea with a brisk full flavour and delicate finish. This tea originates from Ceylon and has a bright golden colour typical of teas from that region. A large leaf black tea without the caffeine.

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
Sri Lanks Large Medium-Strong 4-5 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag

Keemun

Keemun

Description


Keemun is a popular black tea from the Anhui province of China. Strong, sweet, aromatic and full flavour this tea’s popularity is probably largely due to its well balanced taste. Once brewed this tea will develop into a reddish brown colour in the cup.

Keemun is an area known for its disciplined skil in tea production.

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
China Fine Medium-Strong 4-5 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag

Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong

Description


This unique large leaf black tea is infused with the aroma of pine smoke. The leaves are dried on racks over smoking pine wood and absorb the scent resulting in a smooth, smoky flavour and a tea that develops into a dark reddish brown colour in the cup. The addition of the pine smoke complements the natural flavours in the tea, rather than overwhelms them. However, whilst we love Lapsang Souchong we find this to be the marmite of tea – people seem to love it or hate it!

Origin Leaf Intensity Brew Time
China Large Medium-Strong 4-5 minutes

Quantity / Size Available
1kg bag