The Ten Tea Types

The ten different tea types we stock - 

1. Black

Our black teas are primarily from three of the biggest tea growing regions in the world (Assam, Sri Lanka & Darjeeling). We also stock teas from Rwanda, Kenya, China, Nilgiri India, Nepal and Vietnam. Black tea is more oxidized than any other tea, therefore it is a lot more stronger in flavour. It is also the most widely consumed tea in the UK, and can be enjoyed with milk and sugar. We recommend that you boil water at 100°C and let it brew for about 3-5 minutes. Some black teas like First Flush Darjeelings require lower brewing temperatures (90°C).

2. Breakfast

Breakfast teas are in essence black tea blends intended to compliment a hearty, rich morning meal (the full english fry up springs to mind). These teas are a blend of several black teas derived from different parts of the world such as China, India and Sri Lanka. Breakfast teas are robust, full bodied teas with light floral undertones, which can sometimes be referred as "coppery". We recommend that you boil water at 100°C and let it brew for about 3-5 minutes. Can be enjoyed with milk and sugar.

3. Chai

Chai is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the Indian sub-continent. Chai tea, also known as masala chai, is made with spices and ingredients that may offer important health benefits. Some of our Chai teas contains black or green tea as the base and some contains only a mixture of the herbs and spices. We recommend for a black tea chai that you boil water at 100°C and let it brew for about 4-7 minutes. Can be enjoyed with milk and sugar.

4. Flavoured 

We stock a good selection of flavoured black and green teas. Only natural ingredients and flavours. For flavoured black tea it is recommended to boil water at 100°C and let it brew for about 3-5 minutes. For flavoured green tea boil water at 80°C and let it brew for 2-3 minutes.

5. Fruit 

We have an attractive selection of fruit infusions. Fruit infusions are generally mild, often naturally sweet and full of essential vitamins. It is recommended to boil water at 100°C and allow it to brew for 4-7 minutes.

6. Functional 

For centuries, herbalists and natural health practitioners have blended herbs, teas, flowers and spices to treat everything from arthritis to memory loss. Building on this rich tradition, we've developed our lineup of Functional Teas to help reduce symptoms of what ails you. Crafted from premium ingredients selected for their specific function in the body, these are teas that get down to work. It is recommended to boil water at 100°C and allow it to brew for 4-7 minutes.

7. Green Teas

While we in the West typically enjoy black teas on a daily basis, throughout the East, green tea is the staple beverage of choice. And why not? In recent years science has shown green tea to be high in antioxidants and a boon to people suffering from a number of ailments.It is recommended to boil water at 80°C and let it brew for 2-3 minutes.

8. Herbal

Our Herbal teas are made with natural ingredients ( dried fruits, flowers, spices and herbs). It is a healthy alternative to sugared sodas, soft drinks and artificially flavored tea-type drinks. Our herbal teas taste better than all the above. In addition to being delicious, some herbal teas have health-promoting properties. In fact, herbal teas have been used as natural remedies for a variety of ailments for hundreds of years. It is recommended to boil water at 100°C and allow it to brew for 4-7 minutes.

9. Oolong

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea made from the partially oxidized leaves. Green tea is not allowed to oxidize much, but black tea is allowed to oxidize until it turns black. Oolong tea is somewhere in between the two.The taste of Oolong varies widely among different subvarieties. It can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, or woody and thick with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with bouquet aromas, all depending on the horticulture and style of production.It is recommended to boil water at 80-85°C and allow it to brew for 2-3 minutes.

10. Rooibos

Rooibos has been getting an amazing amount of press recently. As people begin searching for healthy alternatives to soft drinks, rooibos, with its polyphenols, iron, zinc, fluoride, calcium and magnesium fits the bill. Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and has less than half the tannin of ordinary tea. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants the substances that combat free radicals in the body. It is recommended to boil water at 100°C and allow it to brew for 4-7 minutes.

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