CAFFEINE FREE INFUSION
Grown in Croatia, our Camomile is handpicked and contains only the dried blossoms. Mild and caffeine free, with a warm and intense aroma and honey flavour, this is a soothing, calming infusion perfect for meditative moments and late evenings.
Our Camomile has just won 3 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2013. This is what the judges had to say:
“Limpid pale gold colour. Bright chamomile on the nose. Delivers its promise on the palate, with powerful, buttery chamomile notes. Delicate, yet long, with absence of powerful bitterness. A quality blossom yielding a delightful tea. ‘A real discovery’.”
Our Camomile was also selected as one of the Top 50 winners of Great Taste 2013
CAFFEINE FREE INFUSION
Our Peppermint leaves come from a Bavarian farm located in south-east Germany. The infusion is naturally caffeine free. A wonderfully refreshing cup.
Our Peppermint has just won 2 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2013. This is what the judges had to say:
“Great colour on the liquor, bright. Clean flavour with a genuine heat. Good full leaf giving a huge amount of flavour. Great mouthfeel.”
CAFFEINE FREE INFUSION
Our Rooibos comes from the breathtaking Western Cape province of South Africa. Its reddish brown leaves produce a harmonic yet intense cup. Caffeine free and naturally low in tannins, it is also high in antioxidants. Perfect to get your taste buds going.
Our Rooibos has just won 1 gold star in the Great Taste Awards 2013. This is what the judges had to say:
“A gentle fruit and berry aftertaste. Some meaty notes. A good richness to this. Some gentle oiliness too. Constant layers of fruits / herbs.”
AROMATIC BLENDED BLACK TEA
Earl Grey takes its name from the 2nd Earl Grey, a British Prime Minister in the 1830s, who reputedly received a gift of tea flavoured with bergamot oil. This aromatic black tea comes from the homeland of tea trees in the Chinese province of Yunnan and from the high mountains of Sri Lanka. A premium loose-leaf tea, it combines the wiry, regular leaf of spicy Ceylon with the elegance of Yunnan and natural bergamot from France. The result is a highly aromatic tea with lemon notes – a morning classic.
Our Earl Grey has just won a gold star award in the Great Taste Awards 2013.
English Breakfast FP£4.00–£7.50
BLENDED BLACK TEA (Sri Lanka, Kenya and India)
Our English Breakfast comes from plantations in Sri Lanka, Kenya and India. A premium loose-leaf tea, it is a good bodied, full flavoured tea, which boasts bright and coppery orange highlights. Made by orthodox production, it has medium caffeine, high antioxidant content and is certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
TGFOP · First Flush · Black Tea
This Darjeeling comes from a beautiful garden, 6500 feet above sea level in the breathtaking mountains of north-east India. The garden, founded around 140 years ago, produces small, green-tipped, semi dark leaves plucked from the Chinese varietal of the tea plant, the Camellia sinensis, which are carefully handpicked to bring out the enriching taste of this flowery soft tea. It is a premium loose-leaf tea, which is round in scent and offers a light golden infusion.
Lingia is certified as 100% bio-organic and has several certifications and accreditations to its name. These include the IMO (Switzerland) for EU, accreditation for organic farming, USDS, NPOP, JAS, SGS (India) as well as recognition for conforming to the HACCP (SQF) standards.
Lingia is home to about 5000 people, mostly belonging to the local Gorkha (Nepali). Free primary education, medical facilities and housing is provided to all its workers and their families.
FTGFOP1 · SECOND FLUSH · BLACK TEA
This Assam comes from the natural forests and lakes in the Tinsukia district of northeast India. A premium loose-leaf tea, its malty note and golden tipped surprise come from controlled organic farming, making it dry and sweet.
SMOKED CHINA BLACK TEA
Go to the stunning mountains in the Wuyi region of China and you will find our source of Lapsang Souchong. This premium loose-leaf tea was the first black tea made in the world. Its distinctive smokey hint comes from being cured over cedar wood giving it an enriching smooth taste.
SINGLE ESTATE BLACK TEA
Ceylon Kenilworth comes from the 700-acre estate in Sri Lanka named after the English castle Kenilworth. Situated 4000 feet above sea level, it is considered by many to produce some of the finest teas in the world. A premium loose-leaf tea, it is full bodied and earthy, boasting a dark red infusion derived from its striking pine needle shaped leaves.
SFTGFOP1 · ANTU VALLEY · NEPAL
Our Green tea comes from the beautiful cradles of the Himalayan Range in Nepal. From the Antu Valley estate, this loose-leaf tea has a uniform, slightly curly, medium leaf with silvery and light green tips. As with all green teas, heat is applied to the freshly picked leaves to arrest oxidation and capture the soft grassy notes that are typical of Nepalese teas. Perfect when in need of refreshment.
This Oolong tea comes from Lam Dong province in the highlands of South Vietnam. It is a premium loose-leaf tea created using ancient Taiwanese methods. To prepare the tea, it is sun-dried, lightly oxidized and then rolled into neat balls that brew to give a wonderful flowery scent and sweet flavour.
A beautiful soft and elegant tea perfect for any afternoon.
MALAWI WHOLE LEAF TEA
Our White Peony comes from the Satemwa Estate that lies surrounded by the subtropical rainforests of Malawi. It is an exceptional loose-leaf tea with green, bronze and dark brown whole leaves, harvested by specially trained tea pluckers.
This unusual white tea has sweet, delicate and floral aromas and a light, fresh, malty caramel flavour with a lively amber liquor.
HAND ROLLED · AROMATIC GREEN TEA
Our Jasmine Pearls come from an estate 1500 feet above sea level in China’s Fujian province. An exceptional loose-leaf tea, the skilfully hand-rolled pearls of green tea are scented with thousands of freshly-picked jasmine blossoms whose heavenly and exotic perfume is slowly absorbed by the tea.
The infusion of pale green liquor has a smooth, delicate and pleasing flavour.
CHINA WHITE TEA
Our Silver Needle white tea comes from China’s Fujian Province, more than 2500 feet above sea level. It is an exceptional loose-leaf tea recognised worldwide as one of the finest white teas. It is naturally withered and has a shimmering infusion with light yellow notes and a fresh lingering finish.
FBOPF CEYLON TEA
New Vithanakande begins its journey on a hill overlooking the world famous Sinharaja rain forest near Ratnapura in Sri Lanka. Favourable climatic conditions give this tea its special mellow character that distinguishes it from others. It fine, wiry leaves, abundant with golden tips, create a pure, clean and refreshing infusion with a warm russet colour and a rich honey fragrance. Good drunk alone or with traditional afternoon tea treats. Certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
EXCEPTIONAL CHINESE TEA
Frozen Oolong is one of our most unique and exquisite teas, from the subtropical climate of Fujian Province in China. This exceptional loose-leaf tea is produced by following the time honoured tradition of plucking select leaves and shoots exactly 22 days from the onset of the first flush of the bush in April. This is then frozen to maintain the distinctive quality. Its light golden green liquor has a floral, honeysuckle bouquet with a lingering taste. A sublime cup!
Deep Steamed Sencha£10.50–£20.50
JAPANESE GREEN TEA
Our Sencha comes from the vast green tea fields of the Kakegawa region of Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. This exceptional tea has an elegant balance of sweetness, bitterness, sharpness and fragrance and produces clear, deep green liquor.
Our Sencha comes from the vast green tea fields of the Kakegawa region of Shizuoka prefecture in Japan. Perfect after dinner or with savoury oriental-style foods such as fish and noodles.
JAPANESE LOW CAFFEINE TEA
This roasted Japanese green tea is made from the twigs of the tea plant and fired at a high temperature in a porcelain pot over charcoal. It has a nutty, caramel flavour with a lovely light reddish brown infusion.
Low in tannins and caffeine so an excellent after-dinner or late evening tea.
JAPANESE GREEN TEA
Our Japanese Matcha Genmaicha is a blend of steamed green tea, popped rice and powdered emerald green Matcha. It yields a unique aroma and is a masterpiece of a taste that generates a quiet and calm atmosphere. Its green liquor has a distinctive sweet, nutty aroma. High in antioxidants.
A perfect morning or after-dinner tea.
JAPANESE GREEN TEA – CEREMONIAL GRADE
Our award-winning Matcha Aoarashi is prepared during traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. The leaves have been steamed, rolled and dried, then stone-ground to a fine, green tea powder. The intense green of the leaves is achieved by growing the tea bushes under shade for 3 weeks prior to harvesting. This increases the chlorophyll content of the leaf. When drinking Matcha, the entire tea leaf is ingested so this energy boosting drink contains high levels of antioxidants.
Matcha is made by grinding high quality tea leaves, called tencha. This offers great health benefits as you actually consume the tea leaf, rather than just an infusion of the tea leaves. Rich in antioxidants research has shown matcha can boost metabolism and help reduce cholesterol levels so is great as part of a healthy diet.
How To Use
Matcha can be drunk as tea or used in cooking:
- Usucha, or thin tea, is prepared with 1.75g of matcha and 75ml of hot water (70-80 °C). Use a bamboo whisk to create froth as desired.
- Koicha, or thick tea used in the Tea Ceremony, is prepared with 3.75g of matcha and 40ml of hot water (70-80 °C), stir rather than whisk.
- Use to make matcha lattes, milkshakes, smoothies or iced tea.
- Add to baking recipes, such as matcha cookies, brownies, cupcakes, bread and ice-cream.
- Mix with salt as a traditional dipping seasoning for tempura.
AROMATIC CEYLON BLACK TEA
Our Chai is made with rich and robust premium tippy golden Assam leaves, blended with generous helpings of warming ginger, cinnamon and deliciously aromatic aniseed and cardamom.
A strikingly colourful and vibrant fruit blend bursting with summer fruits and vitamin-rich hibiscus. Naturally caffeinefree, children will love this one too.
Our Superfruit infusion is a special blend of Hibiscus, rosehip peel, apple pieces, orange peel, elderberries, raspberry pieces, strawberry pieces, blackberries and blackberry leaves.