Teas

Discover the highest quality teas, selected directly from the tea gardens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rwanda Rukeri Organic

Here is a rarity produced at 1600m by a cooperative of farmers in a mountainous, sunny and humid environment, ideal for the cultivation of tea. Its strong, full-bodied liquor boasts malt and vegetal notes (tobacco, sweet pepper) typical of the assamica cultivars. Fine nuances of dried fruit, cocoa and spices (camphor) add to its breakfast character. 

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!

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! 

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 ?!

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Huiming Hong Cha

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.

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!

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