Black Tea

 

Black Tea

 

Complex and assertive, black teas are the most 'produced' out of all the teas. With compact leaves yielding dark intense taste sensations, these teas can be compared to a wonderfully rich aged Bordeaux. With seasonal pickings and graded according to the size of the leaf, a premium quality black leaf tea is refined and sophisticated - a true pleasure.

 

  1. Assam Gold - Sample

    Assam Gold - Sample

    Organic Black Tea

    A classic black tea from western Assam. Selected by us from the countless number of estates in the world’s largest tea growing region but only a few certified organic. This is where the assam bush, Camellia Sinensis variety Assamica was discovered and the world’s first tea estate was established in 1837. A rich and full-bodied tea that can be drunk with or without milk. In some respects synonymous to the Rhino, of which this region is well known!


    "If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you."

    Gladstone, 1865

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  2. Earl Grey - Royal Blue

    Earl Grey - Royal Blue

    Black Tea

    Many myths and recipes surround Earl Grey, whose distinctive flavour and aroma come from combining black teas from Keemun, Formosa Oolong, Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon with oil extracted from bergamot rind and finished with blue cornflowers. A delcious fragrant, refreshing and stylishly complex brew fit for a King or Queen.


    "Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors"
    Alice Walker


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  3. Fergusons Ceylon

    Fergusons Ceylon

    Black Tea

    Classic black tea from the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, in colonial times known as Ceylon and still used to describe the teas. Inspired by Ferguson's journal a documented history of the island (originally published in 1859), we have searched far and wide across the island to bring you the best Ceylon black tea. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium body and delightfully tangy, best drunk balck and perfect for afternoon tea.


    "If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you."
    Gladstone, 1865 More details

  4. Golden Monk

    Golden Monk

    Black Tea

    Complex full flavour large clonal leaf tea from the small boutique Arya Tea garden. Planted at the highest point on the estate, at an altitude of 1820 meters, as one of the highest estates in Darjeeling the bushes grow slower, producing less tea per plant each season. The result, a rich full flavour tea with notably none of the classic Darjeeling astringency but a much sweeter taste extravaganza, a flavoursome red cup with smooth chocolate velvet notes.


    "Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
    Dalai Lama More details

  5. Luxe tea

    Imperial Earl Grey

    Black Tea

    The most English of all our teas. Many myths and recipes surround Earl Grey, whose distinctive flavour and aroma come from combining black teas with oil extracted from bergamot rind. For this blend we have blended premium grade southern Italian bergamot oil with Keemun, Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon teas. Producing a light yet fragrant, and stylishly complex refreshing brew.


    "There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea"
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


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  6. Tin and Carton

    Nepal Fikkal Ilam

    Black Tea

    Nepal tea industry has been slow to develop, but the fantastic, little-known, Darjeeling-style teas from this fabled Himalayan land are starting to make waves. This wonderfully complex tea, from the Fikkal in Ilam, delivers an amazing jammy sweetness, and pepper, caramel and almond flavours that linger tantalisingly on the tongue. Fair-trade and Organic from 2013 we are pleased to be working with this beautiful tea estate.


    "Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea."
    Henry Fielding, Love in Several Masques
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  7. New Vithanakande Extra Special

    New Vithanakande Extra Special

    Black Tea

    Award winning silver tips black tea from the beautiful New Vithanakande tea estate. We have searched far and wide across the island of Ceylon to bring you the best teas, and we have found it! Having won awards in Japan and the USA this Extra Special FBOP black tea is a must. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium body and delightfully tangy, best drunk balck and perfect for afternoon tea.


    "Another novelty is the tea-party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment."
    Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste More details

  8. Pure Ceylon

    Pure Ceylon

    Black Tea

    Award winning OP1 grade black tea from the beautiful island of Sri Lanka (or Ceylon). Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium body and delightfully tangy, lighter than Assam teas it is best drunk black or with a dash of milk. We wanted an everyday tea that is equally delicious with afternoon tea or while relaxing with a biscuit. A tea that you can easily, dress up or equally dress down, and with this tea everything is possible!


    "I always fear that creation will expire before teatime"
    Sydney Smith More details

  9. Queen of Darjeeling

    Queen of Darjeeling

    Black Tea

    Home to some of the worlds most famous teas, Darjeeling is revered the world over for producing the 'champagne of black teas'. Sourced direct from the very best tea estates in Darjeeling, this Fairtrade certified special first flush is treasured for its rich golden liquor and distinctive muscatel flavour. With breathtaking views across the majestic Himalayas, Darjeeling is also known as the 'Queen of the Hills', and understandable why Tibetan monks had called this home as far back as 1765.


    "There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea."
    Bernard-Paul Heroux More details

  10. Sikkim Temi

    Sikkim Temi

    Black Tea - First Flush FTGFOP1

    Acclaimed as one of the best tea producers in India, the Temi Tea Garden is the only estate in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, and teas are rarely exported. It produces rare high-grown teas, similar to neighbouring Darjeeling, but from distinctly younger bushes. The gorgeous looking leaves deliver a refined golden liquor with hints of ripe fruits.


    "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"
    Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
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