Black Tea

Black teas undergo a complete oxidation. The leaves, subjected to controlled heat and humidity, undergo enzymatic oxidation which darken them and which transforms their aromas and flavours.

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Assam Breakfast Organic & Fairtrade (Banaspaty) (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.

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Chai Camellia Organic (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 50 teabags made entirely of plant based fibres, all materials approved by the strictest food industry regulations (FDA/EU).
No nylon is used whatsoever.

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Earl Grey contains the same Indian black tea leaves and fancy bergamot as our loose leaf Earl Grey.

Fairtrade

Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) Organic & Fairtrade Teabags (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.

Fairtrade

Chai Camellia Organic (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Each pack contains 50 teabags made entirely of plant based fibres, all materials approved by the strictest food industry regulations (FDA/EU).
No nylon is used whatsoever.

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Earl Grey contains the same Indian black tea leaves and fancy bergamot as our loose leaf Earl Grey.

Fairtrade

Sun Moon Lake T-18

Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan. Infused, its graceful leaves emanate smooth aromas of wintergreen, malt and tobacco. Lightly mentholated and generously fruity with notes of prune and raisin, its liquor is round, full and silky. A perfect tea for those special mornings.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Singell Organic & Fairtrade

This superb lot is from the "Heritage" section of this classic garden, planted with 150 year old tea bushes. The infusion of its beautiful whole leaves reveals a clear liquor, lively and balanced, with a rich aroma making it one of the best Darjeelings this year. Its herbaceous and floral notes contribute a surprising lightness to this fine and refreshing tea!
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Nadeshiko organic

This innovation from Japan features a tea from a controlled fermentation with an assorted mix of fine khaki leaves. Its dark red liqueur is rich and full, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, bark and roasted cereal. Hints of spices (vanilla) and sugar embellish the flavours of this surprising (and difficult to classify) tea: Pu Er or black tea ?!

Népal 1st flush Jun Chiyabari organic

This up and coming garden once again surprises us with this beautiful batch of leaves and buds. Its sweet liquor, silky and slightly mineral (limestone), holds herbaceous, floral and fruity perfumes (peach) reminiscent of spring at its best. Its sublime finish will make your palate eager for more! 

Nepal autumnal Jun Chiyabari Organic

From magnificent gardens, only a short distance from Darjeeling, the delicate leaves and golden buds of this fall lot have been transformed with care and expertise. The resulting liquor is sweet and light, displaying its rich floral perfumes, honey and subtle fruity (apple) and chocolate accents. Simply exquisite!

Darjeeling 2nd flush Singbulli Organic

This magnificent Darjeeling 2nd Flush style black tea comes from the Singbulli Tea Estate, a quiet little garden on the road into Darjeeling’s Mirik Valley. This garden has made a little reputation for itself with its exceptional large leaf clonal teas. The EX-17 organic lot we are presenting here brilliantly showcases why.

Feng Huang Hong Cha

Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region. These long twists release, once infused, charming fragrances of flowers and warm honey. Its liquor, slightly tart and flavorful, displays intense aromas of berries (blackcurrant) and roasted chestnuts. Enhanced by a delicate bite, tempered by its malty (barley sugar) character, its finish is long and comforting.

Bristol Chai | Arthur Organic

On almost every street corner in India you will find somebody selling hot spicy tea, they are locally known as chai wallahs . For many Indians stopping for a chai is an important part of their daily routine. In each of these kiosks, the chai wallah will create an atmosphere conducive for discussion, sharing and tasting.

Bristol Chai | Clark Organic

On almost every street corner in India you will find somebody selling hot spicy tea, they are locally known as chai wallahs . For many Indians stopping for a chai is an important part of their daily routine. In each of these kiosks, the chai wallah will create an atmosphere conducive for discussion, sharing and tasting.

Bristol Chai | Winston Organic

On almost every street corner in India you will find somebody selling hot spicy tea, they are locally known as chai wallahs . For many Indians stopping for a chai is an important part of their daily routine. In each of these kiosks, the chai wallah will create an atmosphere conducive for discussion, sharing and tasting.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Tukdah organic

Rich, sophisticated classic First Flush from the North of Darjeeling. Tukdah is a garden of great reputation that has been very quiet for 10 years and suddenly come back on the scene. This organic lot boasts the traditional compact flavour of established seed-grown plants from the 1890’s and promises to mellow beautifully with age. Lively aromas of herbs, wood and spices, altogether rounded by a subtle zesty finish. Well balanced, great mouth feel: the true spirit of old plant Darjeeling.

Huiming Hong Cha Organic

This black tea, a recent innovation of Mr He, is composed of long curly leaves decorated with golden buds. In infusion, rich chocolate and gourmet notes (peanut oil) stimulate our senses. Its coppery and smooth liquor unfolds on the palate with an amazing complexity, combining tart, sweet and even umami (oyster) with its nuances of root vegetables (parsnips) and spices. A silky tea from beginning to end.  To learn more about this product, see this blog article.

Darjeeling 2nd Flush Jungpana WM organic

A real classic, our summer Darjeeling Jungpana delivers its promises of an exceptionally aromatic tea. It offers a rich and bold infusion with complex scents (Muscat, exotic wood, malt) the markers of a superior batch. A very smooth mouth-feel underlined by delicate tannins support the deep and warm finish showcasing Jungpana’s typical spicy fragrance.

Hong Xiang Luo

Coming from the modern new wave of black teas from China, this tea is composed of dark brown leaves rolled in the form of spirals. The infusion offers fine floral and citrus aromas, supported in the mouth by a sweet and delicious liquor. Rich aromas of root vegetables (sweet potato) and peanuts develop to raise its sweet caramelized finish to an even tastier level!

Meghalaya Lakyrsiew

From the neighbouring region of Assam, Meghalaya, comes this aesthetic tea with long leaves combined with intoxicating  coppery buds. Its liquor is round and offers a well-balanced tannic structure highlighted by its powdery texture reminiscent of cocoa. Its woody and caramelized notes nuanced by fine floral accents support its finish - both soft, and full of freshness.

Celebration Tea Organic (box)

This gift box includes our Tea Celebration, vacuum-sealed to ensure freshness and authenticity. 

Darjeeling 1st flush Puttabong Organic

A rich and flavorful mid-flush organic delight that crops up every year in Puttabong Tea Estate (known affectionately as the “Clonal Queen”) just north of Darjeeling town. This blend of cultivars (including the popular AV2 and the elusive T78) presents a well-defined taste profile, easy to follow as it develops in the mouth. Light herbal and flowery head notes moving into darker nuances (incense and muscat) before trailing off with fruity hints at the end (peaches). This year’s thirst quenching Darjeeling by excellence.

Jin Die Organic

This tea from Hunan Province is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and is made solely from lovely rolled golden-hued buds. The result is a surprising liquor that is both silky and aromatic. Rich aromas of caramel and mild spices harmonize well with subtle vegetable notes (corn, tomato, and artichoke hearts) to create a balanced and particularly admirable vintage.

Ceylan New Vithanakande

Here is a beautiful tea in its dry leaf form; the silver luster of its buds offers refined contrast to the oxidized and very uniform leaves. Its dark liquor is full and glossy, amply developing its full bodied character which is malty and sweet. The nuances of roasted peppers and prunes bring lightness and dynamism to this tea with the classic taste of Sri Lanka. The finish is also typical with notes of wintergreen.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Sungma organic

Located near the Nepalese border, this garden offers a certified organic tea, produced with a sense of tradition. Its liquor, fresh and invigorating, is a pleasant balance between its woody (bark), mineral, cereal and fruity notes. Its finish is highlighted by a subtle hint of muscat aromas. A complete and satisfying tea that will keep delivering on its promise of quality throughout the year!

Yunnan Da Ye organic

With its large leaves (Da Ye) in southwest China (Yunnan), this tea has been lightly rolled into long golden twists. Its bright red liquor is clear and crystalline deploying a broad aromatic bouquet combining finesse and rusticity. Softwood notes (spruce), spices and leather enhance its tasty nuances of citrus and malt. Its finish reveals delicate floral and fruity (berries) accents.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana organic

This biological lot, produced from older tea plants, originates from one of the most famous gardens in Darjeeling. With a full and tasty liquor, the delivery on the palate is lively and aromatic, with full of notes of dry wood, fatty nuts and ripe fruit. Its character, full-bodied and malty, makes this tea a worthy morning companion by its simplicity.

Du Yun Hong Cha

Thanks to our passionate Guizhou producers, we have a new Chinese black tea on the menu. Using a white tea cultivar (Fuding Da Bai), the liquor is textured, sweet with a slightly acid character. The woody and malty notes resulting from the oxidation are enhanced with aerial, floral and spicy dimensions. A rich and sweet tea worthy of some beautiful pairings ... did somebody say Speyside Scotch?

Maple Tea

Creating a 100% pure and authentic maple tea was a challenge we were definitely up for!

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana WM Organic | Collection Box

The EX 6 ghanni we are presenting this year is from a tiny 6kg batch of black tea, pure AV2 clonal plants, perfectly showcasing the flavour from the Mahalderam section of Jungpana (Darjeeling).

Yakushima Organic

Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity. Something both unique and resolutely Japanese in style, adding a new element to our catalogue Smooth, aromatic and bursting with warm flavours, our Yakushima organic rides a fine line between bold and refined.

Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) Organic & Fairtrade (box of 10 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual tea bags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.

Fairtrade

Chai Camellia Organic (box of 10 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags made entirely of plant based fibres, all materials approved by the strictest food industry regulations (FDA/EU).
No nylon is used whatsoever.

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade (box of 10 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Earl Grey contains the same Indian black tea leaves and fancy bergamot as our loose leaf Earl Grey.

Fairtrade

Celebration Chai Organic

In the tradition of spicy chai, this tea asserts subtle citrus aromatics with the warm woody notes of an Indian black tea. An intense parade of spices transports us to the heart of the East.

Chai Camellia Organic

Directly inspired by our numerous tea trips to India, our house-blend Chai tea is a true classic in style.

Clark Chai Organic

A chai for the epicureans of the World and all fans of cocoa. Its gourmet liquor, pleasantly full-bodied, is enhanced by a deep, persistent spicy kick. The aromatic profile reflects the balance of the spice and tea composition.

Tea Studio - Nilgiri Coonoor

Celebrating their 20th year Camellia Sinensis have created the Tea Studio with an international group of partners, an experimental tea factory in Nilgiri India focused on the artisanal creation of new teas.

Assam Banaspaty Organic & Fairtrade

From the vast plains of Assam, the Banaspaty garden offers us this tea with uniform and slightly broken leaves. Its liquor is straightforward and full-bodied with aromas typical of tobacco, malt and fruit (prunes). With or without a cloud of milk! A comforting tea for mornings or dessert.

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Choco Chou

Perfect harmony between tea and chocolate. Cocoa butter, vanilla and black tea make this a desert in itself. Try after a meal or as a treat.

Jin Hou organic

A Chinese black tea with a large quantity of buds known for its woody and earthy fragrance. Its liquor, sweet (malt) and crystalline, is supported by rich, tasty tannins that give it additional body. Spicy and floral aromas lighten this well-grounded tea.

Kenya Kangaita

This tea was cultivated in the Rift Valley from plants of the Assamica variety (the same grown in the Nilgiris, in Southern India). It was transformed using the Orthodox Method, which is odd for a region that is accustomed to producing more industrial type teas (CTC). The liquor is spicy (pepper, bay leaf), slightly camphorous, fruity, lightly burnt (toasted bread), and malty. The aromatics are well balanced and the tannins well structured. This tea is sure to please fans of black teas that are strong but not too harsh.

Lisbon Sunshine Organic

A black tea with seductive fruity accents that will brighten your day with its juicy peach notes. Enjoy without moderation on the terrace this summer!

One Night in Rio !

Coconut and pineapple feature in this mellow and tropical fusion of fragrances. The warm malty notes of the Indian black tea will enhance those sultry summer nights. Enjoy the fireworks! 

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade

From Dooars, in northern India, this quality black tea is scented with a natural flavouring extracted from organic Italian bergamot, a highly aromatic citrus fruit. You'll be spellbound after one sip of this English classic.

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La Cumbre Bitaco org.

High above the Western flanks of the Andes, in La Cumbre region, at over 1800m of altitude we find the luxurious garden origin of this organic black tea. A unique tea with the barley and woody taste, often found in stronger black teas. The choice of cultivars adds a sweeter edge of sugar cane, cocoa and honey. A great addition and a perfect morning tea!

Rwanda Rukeri Organic

Produced at 1600 meters in the mountains of Rwanda by a cooperative of farmers, this black tea shows the classic breakfast signature style. Grown at high altitude in a sunny yet humid environment, it represents high quality standards in a country otherwise dominated by industrial tea production.

Earl Grey Cream

A rich blend of Sri Lankan black tea, bergamot and vanilla, decorated with cornflower petal.

Lapsang Souchong Organic

Fragrant, woodsy, with notes of licorice, this Chinese black tea also has clear and comforting smoky accents. Additionally, this tea is often used when cooking reductions and gravlax

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