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Black Tea

Oxidize and Ferment

All tea, whether black, green, oolong, puerh or white, is made from 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 Tea

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.


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Assam Bukhial Tea

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.


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Assam Leaf Blend Tea

A classic top-quality Second Flush Assam tea. Full-bodied and brisk with malty flavor overtones.


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Assam Hathikuli Organic Tea

The Hathikuli Tea Estate cultivates noticeably pretty teas on one of the largest certified organic cultivation areas in the Assam Valley south of the River Bramaputhra. We have selected this Broken, 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.


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Assam Managalam Tea

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.


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Assam Orangajuli

A premium First-Flush Assam with large-leaves with silver leaf tips. Full flavored with a fresh malty taste and spicy notes.


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Assam PF Organic Tea

A classic top-quality Second Flush Assam tea. Full-bodied and brisk with malty flavor overtones.


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Assam Tarajulie Tea

A thick full-bodied Second-Flush Assam tea with good malty flavor. Brews a bright cup, tending toward coppery.


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Assam Tonganagaon Organic Tea

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. (Organic)


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Ceylon Blackwood Tea

A premium organic black tea from Ceylon. The dark, wiry leaves produce a full-flavored, but mild and slightly spicy brew.


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Darjeeling Dragon Moon Tea

A Full-bodied blend with point and flavor. Notes of muscatel from a fine estate-grown First flush Darjeeling.


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Darjeeling Happy Valley Tea

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)


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Darjeeling Himalayan Tea

An blend of high-grade Second Flush Darjeeling teas. Flavor is brisk, slightly spicy and aromatic.


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Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Tea

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.


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Darjeeling Marybong Tea

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)


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Darjeeling Monteviot Tea

One of the finest quality 1st Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure bushes of the garden of Monteviot. The leaves are open, rough, dark green-Anthracite with silvery tips. The dry leaves give out excellent fresh fruity-floral aroma in this state.



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Darjeeling Castleton Autumn Flush Tea

For years now, this small plantation located in the south of Darjeeling has been producing first quality teas that are known all over the world. This tea garden is a classic for connoisseurs and lovers of excellent second flush tea! The shining amber-colored cup is absolutely beautiful! The dark and excellent Sinensis leaf and the silvery tips show the careful plucking by excellently trained personnel. The taste is aromatic, elegant and soft with a mild and discreet flower.



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Earl Grey Premium Tea

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.



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East Frisian Blend Tea

A unique blend of select Assam and Ceylon teas, much favored by the East Frisians.



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English Breakfast Organic Tea

A blend of select organic teas from Assam and Sumatra. A bold, spicy and aromatic tea. (Organic)


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Frisian Breakfast Tea

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.



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Yorkshire Harrogate Tea

A full-flavored breakfast blend of teas from India, Kenya and China. Brews a golden cup that exhibits a slightly astringent aftertaste.



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International Breakfast Tea

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.



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Irish Breakfast Blend Tea

A robust blend of February Kenya and June 2nd flush Assam teas. Full, rich malty flavor notes with an astringent aftertaste.



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Irish Breakfast Organic Tea

A stout and robust organic blend of February Tanzanian and June 2nd flush Assam. (Organic)


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Jun Chiyabari Organic Tea

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)


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Keemun OP Organic Tea

A mild, aromatic and light tea from the famous Keemun Region. (Organic)


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Lapsang Souchong Tea

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.



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Malawi Black Tea

A fine ungraded black tea from the Satemwa Estate. A well-rounded, mild cup exhibiting a sweetish, malty flavor. Very fine texture.



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Morning Miracle Black Tea

When daybreaks and you struggle to get your eyes open it sometimes seems that only a miracle will result in any mental responsiveness. We aim not only to provide a blend worthy of wakefulness, but also to inspire excitement when you come tothe realization of the wonderment in your cup. This composition is almost poetic when married with the milk & sugar in the traditional style of nabobs. On its own, the liquor is majestic and its grand profile offers a sublime moment when you can enjoy the peace and pace you set in your first light of the day. Cold winter mornings are much warmer if you hold your cup in both hands and quaff the invigorating drink to take the chill out of your bones. Brisk bright lively liquor that fills your mouth with a sweet nuttiness.




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Star of India Tea

You would be hard pressed to find a more storied tea than Star of India. The blend is comprised of luxury teas from no less than three of India‟s premiere growing districts, Assam, Darjeeling and the Nilgiris, each with their own richhistories. Assam, far up in the north eastern corner of the country has been the home of headhunters, served as the starting point of the Burma Road during WWII and was the first place tea was grown by the British within their old Empire. Darjeeling, located high in the Himalayas is the site of one of India‟s remaining steam trains, survived a major earthquake in 1898, the “Darjeeling disaster” and gained a reputation for growing some of the world‟s best black teas, grown on hybrid bushes developed on its steep slopes. All the highlights of India's teas in a synergistic flavory blend. Malty 2nd flush Assams, 1st flush Darjeelings and sprightly January Nilgiris.




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Nepal Maloom Tea

A premium organic black tea from Ceylon. The dark, wiry leaves produce a full-flavored, but mild and slightly spicy brew.



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Nepal Ilam Tea

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.



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Nilgiri Organic Tea

A slightly sharp-edged tea, with good body, nut-like notes and an astringent finish. Reminiscent of first-flush Assam and Dooars teas. (Organic)


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New England Breakfast Tea

The blends were typically created by Boston tea blenders with access to the many tea chests arriving in port from England, China, Ceylon and India…and so generations of New Englanders began their days. Excellent color, lively character with a piquant astringency. An oaky burgundy finish lingers very nicely.



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Norfolk Breakfast Tea

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.



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Queen Elizabeth Tea

A flavorful blend of Indian teas from estates in Darjeeling, Assam and Nigril, combined with a fine Ceylon Dimbula.



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Queen Mary Tea

A bracing blend of teas from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya. A rounded full-flavored cup, tempered with malt and flowery notes.



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Santosa Exclusive Tea

From the finest estate in Java, a naturally sweet, with a light malty flavor profile, and subtle floral undertones typical of good Indonesian teas.



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Tinderet Tea

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.



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Yunnan Imperial Organic Tea

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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Darjeeling Upper Fagu Tea

A fantastic early season 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the young clonal bushes of this beautiful plantation of Darjeeling. This is the 1st premium tea lot that rolled out of this garden this year.

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Darjeeling Teesta Valley Tea

A superfine quality 1st Flush 2016 Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this high elevation garden of Darjeeling. This is the 1st batch of early season 1st flush 2016 Darjeeling tea that rolled out of this garden this year.

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Darjeeling Risheehat Organic Tea

A great muscatel variety Second Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the high elevation china bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Pussimbing Tea

A rare and Premium 2nd Flush Organic Darjeeling tea plucked from the 100% pure china bushes of this most reputed plantation of Darjeeling. (Organic)

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Darjeeling Upper Namring Tea

A superb batch of pure Autumn Flush Darjeeling tea plucked from the pure AV2 and BB157 clonal bushes of this prestigious plantation of Darjeeling.

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