What is black tea?

Black teas get their characteristically dark appearance and bold flavour from a naturally occurring oxidation process after being plucked, rolled and withered. Oxidised leaves offer a bountiful boost of caffeine content compared to other unoxidised teas. Our variety of black tea will cater to any taste, from classic estate teas to exclusive blends with fruits, spices and herbs. 

 

Apricot & Peach

 

The complimentary flavours of apricot and peach create a delicate, yet intensely sweet flavour. Blended alongside dried papaya, sunflower, calendula petals, and blackberry leaves enhance the astringent qualities of this citrus Ceylon tea and makes for a tasty, piquant beverage.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula

& Uva (Sri Lanka)

TASTE NOTES:

Citrus hints of peach and apricot

Assam

 

This empire tea originated in the region of Assam in India, derived from the Camellia assamica plant. Rich and ambient in its full bodied flavour - this is a strong and hearty tea which is superb with a dash of milk to serve with breakfast. 

LEAVES:

Orthodox Tippy Golden Flowery Pekoe (TGFOP)

ORIGIN:

Golaghat, India

TASTE NOTES:

Rich, malty and

flavoursome

 

Black Rose

 

This distinctly sweet tasting black tea is layered 5 times with young, fragrant rose petals. Immerse your senses in this traditional blend, formally coined The Queen of Hearts tea. Balancing the fullness of the China black tea leaves and natural oils with the delicate and aromatic notes of freshly cut roses.

LEAVES:

Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP)

ORIGIN:

Fujian Province, China

TASTE NOTES:

Refreshingly delicate flavour of roses 

Caramel Delight

 

A dash of vanilla, droplets of creamy caramel, a healthy dose of butterscotch, and a premium Ceylon black tea come together to form a moreishly lavish liquid dessert. Sweet and mellow, with a delicious aftertaste. Simply add milk and sugar if desired, and let the flavours melt in your mouth.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Sri Lanka

TASTE NOTES:

Creamy and smooth caramel & vanilla

 

Ceylon

Ceylon celebrates its' 150th anniversary in 2017.  A quintessential tea grown at a  high altitude in the cool, clean air of Sri Lanka, formally called Ceylon. It's crisp, light character makes it a truly delightful blend to be enjoyed at any time of day.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Nuwara Eliya

(Sri Lanka)

TASTE NOTES:

Medium body with light astringency

2nd Flush Darjeeling

A complex and subtle bouquet of 'muscatel' and black currant 

flavours, reminiscent of a fine wine with a champagne like quality, creates an effervescent and distinctive taste with a herby, sweet character  - perfect for Afternoon Tea.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

ORIGIN:

Darjeeling, India

TASTE NOTES:

Distinctively fragrant 

 

Mayfair English Breakfast 

 

The perfect traditional English Breakfast which is typically bright and full bodied. A real high class tea with the 'get up and go' flavour that will put a spring in your step, any time of day! A complimentary blend of Assam and Kenyan black tea, sprinkled with Safflower petals for a subtle astringency. 

LEAVES:

Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP) and Broken Pekoe #1 (BP1)

ORIGIN:

Assam, India &

Kericho, Kenya

TASTE NOTES:

Full bodied taste with mellow astringency 

English Breakfast Decaf 

 

A decaffeinated English Breakfast which doesn’t compromise on flavour, harnessing the same great taste and body as a traditional English Breakfast tea, minus the caffeine! The high quality Ceylon leaves are imbued with light flavours to create a pleasantly astringent blend with lovely floral undertone. 

LEAVES:

Orthodox Flowery Pekoe (FP)

ORIGIN:

Assam, India &

Kericho, Kenya

TASTE NOTES:

Full bodied taste with mellow astringency 

 

Lapsang Souchong

To echo that warm and rustic feeling of sitting around a camp fire, the Lapsang Souchong is dried over pinewood fires to offer a brisk, a smoky depth with rich and earthy undertones.  

LEAVES:

Orthodox Special Leaf Lapsang Souchong

ORIGIN:

Fujian Province, China

TASTE NOTES:

Smooth yet crisp with a smoky flavour

Lakyrsiew

 

From a word that means "awakening", this boutique tea from the banks of the Umiam Lake just outside of Meghalaya exudes quality through organic farming methods and careful preparation to create a crisp and floral brew with an undercurrent of sweet, nutty tones.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Shillong, North East 

India

TASTE NOTES:

Floral and sweet with woody tones

 

Lemon Black

 

Pour yourself a cup full of sunshine no matter the weather with this bright and fragrant citrus blend. With real lemon shavings, dried pineapple, lemongrass, and a high grown Ceylon tea, this is a delightfully refreshing brew whether served hot or cold! 

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula

& Uva (Sri Lanka)

TASTE NOTES:

Lemon citrus character

Lemon & Orange

 

A complementary blend of citrus flavour with a classic combination of zesty lemon shavings, sweet orange peel and the subtle, stringent taste of Ceylon black tea. Sweet and citrusy with a smooth finish.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Sri Lanka

TASTE NOTES:

Sweet and citrus 

 

Masala Chai

 

Inspired by the lively and flamboyant taste of South Indian cuisine, this tea packs a punch. An aromatic blend of spices and herbs from cardamon pods and ground cloves, to ginger and cinnamon sticks, with the fine quality of black Assam tea. Just sit back, take a sip, and let the flavours come to life. 

LEAVES:

CTC, Broken Pekoe (BP)

ORIGIN:

Assam, Travencore

(India) & Nandi (Kenya)

TASTE NOTES:

Earthy depth with a lively spicy finish

Chocolate Cherry Chai

 

High grown Ceylon tea is infused with authentic Indian spices from cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seed, to coriander, curry leaves and lemongrass. Combining it with natural cherry and chocolate flavouring gives this satisfying blend a rich 

'Mocha' like depth for a truly indulgent, spicy brew.

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula

& Uva (Sri Lanka)

TASTE NOTES:

Aromatic Indian spice 

with hints of chocolate

 

Casablancan Mint

 

A traditional blend of Ceylon and Indian tea infused with the cool taste of Peppermint leaves. Invigorate your senses with the mighty, minty flavour and malty depth of the Moroccan Mint black tea to keep you alert and refreshed for the long day ahead.

LEAVES:

Orthodox 

ORIGIN:

Sri Lanka, India 

& USA

TASTE NOTES:

Malty with a cooling

mint finish 

Caribbean Dream 

 

The captivating and exotic fruity flavour of this high grade Ceylon black tea will have you reminiscing of those warm sandy beaches. Blended with coconut, apple, strawberry, rosehip, kiwi, and scattered with hibiscus and rose petals, to recreate those sweet undertones of rum. 

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Sri Lanka

TASTE NOTES:

Sweet strawberry with 

hints of coconut

 

Vanilla 

 

An ancient blend and personal favourite of Buddhist and Taoist monks. This is a congenial beverage with high quality Ceylon tea. Fused with the natural vanilla and grenadine flavours, then sprinkled with sunflower petals, this tea produces a wonderfully smooth and sweet flavour. 

LEAVES:

Orthodox Orange Pekoe (OP)

ORIGIN:

Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula

& Uva (Sri Lanka)

TASTE NOTES:

Sweet and toasty with 

light floral flavour