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Black Tea


All tea, whether black, green, oolong, puerh or white, is made from the the leaves of the same plant — Camellia Sinensis. The difference between the various types of tea is in how it is processed, and the level of oxidation. Oxidation is the process by which enzymes in the tea leaf break down, causing a darkening of the leaf and the development of certain organic compounds. Generally speaking, Black tea is considered to be highly oxidized. Black teas are formed by allowing freshly harvested leaves to dry while spread on trays either in the open air or in rooms where temperatures are raised in order to wither or steam the leaves. This process causes the leaves to cure (oxidize and ferment) releasing specific organic compounds. Once cured, the leaves are either hand rolled and twisted, or rolled in a large drum. Both actions gently bruise the leaves, releasing enzymes and turning the leaves black. In China, black is considered an unlucky color, so often times the tea is referred to as Red tea — as the brewed tea is reddish in color.

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Assam Borengajuli
Malty with a jammy-like flavor best describes this premium tea. The tea is vacuum-packed at the estate capturing the pungent 2nd flush flavor at its peak.
Assam Bukhial TGFOP
A wonderful tea from one of the finest estates in the Assam region of India. A classic Second flush Assam with a traditional leaf style and mellow and malty flavor profile.
Assam Leaf Blend
A blend of selected high-quality teas from the Assam region of India. The well-processed leaves have light tips, and produce a strong, dark infusion with an earthy, spicy taste and notes of malt.
Assam Hathikuli
This assam was selected because it convinced us with its very pretty, rough optic and its malty, slightly bread-like flavour. You will be delighted by its glowing copper colored cup with a strong and spicy scent.
ORGANIC
Assam Mangalam
A specially processed large-leaf tea, with a large percentage of golden tips. This tea has a deep, rich and malty flavor profile, with spicy hints. Brews a dark amber color in the cup.
Assam Orangajuli
A premium First-Flush Assam with large-leaves with silver leaf tips. Full flavored with a fresh malty taste and spicy notes. Brews light amber in the cup.
Assam PF
A classic top-quality Second Flush Assam tea. Full-bodied and brisk with malty flavor overtones.
ORGANIC
Assam Tonganagaon
A delicate leaf structure with golden tips and an infusion, which impresses with its smooth, expressive bouquet and a spicily scented aroma with malty touches. The copper shining infusion is reflected in each cup.
ORGANIC
Assam Tarajulie
A thick full-bodied Second-Flush Assam tea with good malty flavor. Brews a bright cup, tending toward coppery.
Ceylon Blackwood
A premium organic black tea from Ceylon. The dark, wiry leaves produce a full-flavored, but mild and slightly spicy brew.
ORGANIC
Darjeeling Upper Fagu NEW
A fantastic early season 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the young clonal bushes of this beautiful plantation of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Teesta Valley NEW
A superfine quality 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this high elevation garden of Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Risheehat NEW
A great muscatel variety 2nd Flush 2015 Darjeeling tea plucked from the high elevation china bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. In local language in Darjeeling the term "Kakra Musk" means a muscatel variety tea made from the most dehydrated leafs and shoots.
ORGANIC
Darjeeling Pussimbing NEW
A rare and Premium Organic 2nd Flush 2015 Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this most reputed plantation of Darjeeling.
ORGANIC
Darjeeling Upper Namring NEW
A superb batch of pure autumn flush 2015 Darjeeling tea plucked from the pure AV2 and BB157 clonal bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. The dry leafs are bold in size and has a lot of gold tips in it.
Darjeeling Dragon Moon
A Full-bodied blend with point and flavor. Notes of muscatel from fine estate-grown First flush Darjeeling.
Darjeeling Happy Valley Blend
A pure-grade blend of First and Second flush teas from the Happy Valley estate. Very aromatic and complex flavor profile with notes of fruit and muscatel.
ORGANIC
Darjeeling Himalaya Blend
An blend of high-grade Second Flush Darjeeling teas. Flavor is brisk, slightly spicy and aromatic.
Darjeeling Margaret's Hope
A Classic Second-Flush tea from one of the finest estates in Darjeeling. Well-rounded muscatel flavor with a slight astringency and a distinctive Muscatel character.
Darjeeling Marybong FF
An organic First Flush Darjeeling. Well-balanced and very aromatic, with the bright and slightly spicy flavor profile of a good First Flush tea.
ORGANIC
Earl Grey Select
A truly unique Earl Grey tea. A spicy blend of high quality leaves from Ceylon and the Yunnan region of China, infused with premium bergamot essence from France.
East Frisian Blend
A unique blend of select Assam and Ceylon teas, much favored by the East Frisians.
English Breakfast
A blend of select organic teas from Assam and Sumatra. A bold, spicy and aromatic tea.
ORGANIC
Frisian Breakfast
A finely shaped and roughly broken tea blend with the bold flavor profile of the Assam leaf and the spiciness of a great Ceylon tea. Makes a dark, strong malty, rich cup.
Harrogate
A full-flavored breakfast blend of teas from India, Kenya and China. Brews a golden cup that exhibits a slightly astringent aftertaste.
International Breakfast
(Blend) A flavorful blend of fine teas from around the world. The maltiness of an Assam from India, flower-like hints from Kenya and the oakiness of a China Yunnan.
Irish Breakfast Organic
A stout and robust blend of February Tanzanian and June 2nd flush Assam.
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Jun Chiyabari FTGFOP
(Estate) Grown in the high-mountain air of Nepal, this tea presents fine hints of muscatel and a flavor profile similar to a fine Darjeeling. Brews light amber in the cup, with a wonderful brisk aroma.
ORGANIC
Keemun OP
A mild, aromatic and light tea from the famous Keemun Region.
ORGANIC
Lapsang Souchong
Souchong is made from the larger, riper leaves picked from the lower portion of the tea plant. After fermentation, the leaves are roasted for a short time and then smoked over pine wood, giving this tea has a distinctive smoky flavor with a hint of spiciness.
Malawi
(Estate) A fine ungraded black tea from the Satemwa Estate. A well-rounded, mild cup exhibiting a sweetish, malty flavor. Very fine texture.
Maloom FTGFOP1
(Estate) Grown in the high-mountain air of Nepal, this tea presents fine hints of muscatel and a flavor profile similar to a fine Darjeeling. Brews light amber in the cup, with a wonderful brisk aroma.
Ilam
A fine tea from the Ilam region of Nepal. Lovely hints of muscatel with a well-rounded, brisk flavor and a slightly astringent finish. Similar to an excellent Second Flush Darjeeling
Nilgiri
A slightly sharp-edged tea, with good body, nut-like notes and an astringent finish. Reminiscent of first-flush Assam and Dooars teas.
ORGANIC
Norfolk Breakfast
A full round-bodied breakfast blend of teas from Sri Lanka, India and China. The cup is exceptionally smooth with slight hints of citrus and toast at the finish.
Queen Elizabeth
A flavorful blend of Indian teas from estates in Darjeeling, Assam and Nigril, combined with a fine Ceylon Dimbula.
Queen Mary
A bracing blend of teas from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya. A rounded full-flavored cup, tempered with malt and flowery notes.
Santosa Exclusive
(Estate) From the finest estate in Java, a naturally sweet, with a light malty flavor profile, and subtle floral undertones typical of good Indonesian teas.
Tinderet
Smooth and full-bodied tea from the Nandi region of Kenya. Superb flavor notes tending to light floral with a hint of malt. An exceptional after-dinner tea.
Yunnan Imperial
A high-grade black tea from famous Yunnan province in China. A very high percentage of golden leaf tips gives this tea a full, sweet and spicy flavor.
ORGANIC

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