Le Petite - Small Tea Luxuries

 

Our award winning teas, now also available in small 'petite' tea tins - the same as our larger tins, just smaller. 100% airtight and small enough to fit in your handbag or suitcase, these little tins ensure you will always have your favourite tea with you wherever you go. All the ladies at Chateau Rouge love them!

 

Also available with bespoke labelling for weddings, baby christenings and other special occasions (subject to minimum order quantities). Please contact one of our sales team for further details.

 

  1. Fergusons Ceylon - 'Petite' Tin

    Fergusons Ceylon - 'Petite' Tin

    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

  2. Golden Monk - 'Petite' Tin

    Golden Monk - 'Petite' Tin

    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

  3. Himalayan Expedition - 'Petite' Tin

    Himalayan Expedition - 'Petite' Tin

    Black Tea

    Delicious second flush from Nepal. 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 second flush from our gardens high up in the mountains, delivers a full bodied jammy sweetness, with black pepper, caramel and hazelnut flavours that linger tantalisingly on the tongue. Fair-trade and Organic from 2013 we are pleased to be working with this beautiful tea estate.


    "People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things."
    Sir Edmund Hillary More details

  4. Imperial Earl Grey - 'Petite' Tin

    Imperial Earl Grey - 'Petite' Tin

    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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  5. Jasmine Downy Pearls - 'Petite' Tin

    Jasmine Downy Pearls - 'Petite' Tin

    Green Tea

    A delicate, intensely fragrant speciality green tea from the mist shrouded mountains of northern Fujian, China. Tender, silver tipped tea buds are layered with freshly gathered jasmine blossoms, before being hand-rolled into elegant pearls.


    "Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities"
    Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea
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  6. Organic Honeybush - 'Petite' Tin

    Organic Honeybush - 'Petite' Tin

    Tisane (Herbal Tea)

    Long known in South Africa for its numerous health benefits, this fragrant herbal tea (or tisane) named after its honey scented flowers is similar to the better known Rooibos but has a sweeter flavour. Gathered exclusively by hand growing wild in the mountains of Langkloof in the Eastern Cape and dried naturally in the African sun, this rare variety of Honeybush is naturally organic and yields a fresh, mild, 100% caffeine-free infusion with gorgeous honey/peppery undertones.


    "Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future."
    Thich Nhat Hanh
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  7. Queen of Darjeeling - 'Petite' Tin

    Queen of Darjeeling - 'Petite' Tin

    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

  8. White Monkey - 'Petite' Tin

    White Monkey - 'Petite' Tin

    Green Tea

    Grown on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, China, this unusually light one bud and two leaves green tea derives its name from the way its leaves look like monkeys paws. Plucked and processed entirely by hand, it is fresh, mellow, sweet and fragrant. The name White Monkey (also known as Snow Jade rabbit) draws on the fuzzy streaks of down on the leaves, akin to monkey paws and legends of monks who used to train monkeys to picked the toppest leaves from the massive tea trees that used to grow wild in the region.


    "If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty"
    Ancient Japanese saying
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  9. Wiedouw Organic Rooibos - 'Petite' Tin

    Wiedouw Organic Rooibos - 'Petite' Tin

    Tisane (Herbal Tea)

    The most tea-like of herbal teas, 100% organic, naturally caffeine free Rooibos (also known as Redbush tea) is renowned for its health properties. This single estate Rooibos has been selected exclusively from the Wiedouw tea farm in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa, has been organic since 1997 as well as Rainforest Alliance and Fair-trade certified. The production process has remained largely unchanged and makes use of the natural hot and sunny climate, where the tea is entirely handpicked and cured naturally in the sun. This award winning special long-cut Rooibos has a soothing aroma and sweet vibrant taste with an almost 'tea-like' texture that produces multiple flavorsome cups using the same leaves.


    "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me"
    C.S. Lewis

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