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Tea Selection

Choose from our extensive selection of the freshest Loose Leaf Tea's and Teabags sourced from around the world.


African Tea

Tea from Kenya


China Teas

Known as the birthplace of tea, for hundreds of years China produced the only teas known to the western world. Although consuming much of her own production, China still accounts for over 18% of world exports.  China has 1,431,300 hectares planted with tea.

As well as black teas, China produces five other principal types for which the country is famous: Green, Oolong, White, Flavoured and Compressed teas.  With some exceptions - such as Lapsang Souchong, Gunpowder and Keemun - most teas from China are not easily found in the general marketplace.


Exotic Teas

Our Exotic Teas range from Chocolate truffle tea with real pieces of chocolate, to Fairy Tale a blend of black & green tea with added blossoms. A truley unusual range of teas to tempt your palate.

Containes caffeine.


Decaffeinated

The idea that tea contains as much caffeine as coffee is erroneous. A cup of tea can contain upto a third of the caffeine in an average cup of filtered coffee.

However, the body reacts differently to the caffeine in Tea to the caffeine in coffee. This is due in part to the roasting process that coffee goes through. 

The roasting process changes it's molecular structure, allowing the caffeine to be absorbed into the blood stream much quicker than that of tea, hence the caffeine rush that can happen with coffee.

 


Formosa Teas

Formosa, meaning 'beautiful island', is what Dutch traders called Taiwan. The teas grown here, mainly north of Taipei, continue to be called as such. Tea can be harvested up to six times a year here, although the high mountain teas may be only twice a year.


Fruit Pots

Within our exotic range of teas, we have this range of caffine-free fruit infusions, which mainly consist of dehydrated fruit, for your enjoyment.

Fruit pots can be taken hot or cooled as an iced drink in the summer.


Fruit teas

Our Fruit teas and blends are mainly based on a china black tea, and are delicious and aromatic. Infused with nature natural oils, flavourings, blossoms and fruits.  We offer several varieties of teas and blends, contains caffeine.  Enjoy!


Green teas

Green tea is believed to have been discovered by the Chinese over four thousand years ago and used for its herbal and medicinal powers. It comes from a plant named Carmellia Sinensis. Unlike black tea, which is completely oxidized, green tea leaves are simply steamed and hence ensure the preservation of useful antioxidants, tannins and flavonoids. The Japanese trade with Europe, especially with the Portugese, in the 1500s brought about the exchange of tea culture. Today, the Chinese green tea has become popular for its detoxifying capacity and therapeutic properties.

To read about the health benefits of green tea click here


Herbal Teas

A herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is a herbal or plant infusion and usually not made from the leaves of the tea bush. Typically, herbal tea is simply the combination of boiling water and dried fruits, flowers or herbs. Herbal tea has been imbibed for nearly as long as written history extends. Documents have been recovered dating back to as early as Ancient Egypt and Ancient China that discuss the enjoyment and uses of herbal tea. 


Indian Teas

India is one of the main tea growers, exporting more than 12% of the world's tea and with 523,000 hectares under cultivation. Although indigenous to the Assam region, the first commercially produced teas were raised from seeds brought from China.

By the 1840s, India was producing regular shipments for sale at auction in London, and gradually the planting of estates grew throughout the country from Nilgiri in the south to Darjeeling in the north.

The plantations range from low-grown areas (sea level up to 2000ft) to high-grown (more than 4000 ft high). Generally plucked from March to October, each area produces teas of distinctive character.


Indonesian Teas

Indonesia is the sixth-largest producer of tea worldwide. 

Tea plantations are located in mountain plateau more than 1500 meters above the sea level. The volcanic soil and the tropical climate are very supportive for the growth of the plants.   Indonesia produces primarily black tea although it also produces green tea as well. 

 


South African

This South African tea has got many healthy properties: It is naturally caffeine free, high in vitamin C, low in tannin content and rich in antioxidants, and it does not contain oxalic acid so even people suffering from kidney stone can drink this tea.

It is claimed that Redbush tea relieves and combats: insomnia, irritability, headaches, hypertension, skin irritations like acne and eczema.


Speciality Blends

Why not try something different from this range of speciality teas we offer a big variety from Russian Caravan to our own local Norfolk Blend with or without Lavender.


Sri Lankian Teas

A range of teas from Sri Lankia 


Tea Bags
Available in boxes of
20s/ 50s/ or 100s
subject to flavour.

The arrival of tea in Britain in the seventeenth century altered the drinking habits of this nation forever and in the twentieth century there was a further development that would radically change our tea-drinking habits - the invention of the tea bag.

The purpose of the tea bag is rooted in the belief that for tea to taste its best, the leaves ought to removed from the hot water at the end of a specific brewing period.