Teas

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

Sun Moon Lake T-18 2010

Though still very uncommon, aging black tea is slowly picking up as a trend. When we consider the depth 8 years of Taiwanese storage has given this tea it must me a good thing.

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

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.
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Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) Organic & Fairtrade Teabags (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of teabags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue. The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each pack contains 50 bags.

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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 Thurbo

This world class tea garden bestows upon us this heavenly clonal First Flush delight. This lot, composed of large leaves and curled buds, is typical of modern aesthetics. It’s light and spacious liquor ranges from scents of herbs and flowers (wild spring flowers) to supple notes of peach and muscatel. A perfect example of pure AV2 cultivar and the glory of young tea plants in the Himalayan soil.

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 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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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