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Black Tea

All teas are made from leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black teas are processed in two ways, CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) or by the orthodox method. The CTC method cuts the leaves into small pieces known as fannings or dust, that are commonly used in tea bags. Orthodox processing is done either by machines or by hand. Hand processing is used for high quality teas. Leaves are fully oxidized under controlled temperature and humidity. The level of oxidation determines the type of the tea; with fully oxidized becoming black tea, low oxidized becoming green tea, and partially oxidized becoming oolong tea. There are four grades of black tea. Whole-leaf teas are the highest quality, and are graded as "orange pekoe." After the whole-leaf teas, the scale degrades to "broken orange pekoe", fannings, then dusts. Whole-leaf teas are the most valuable, especially if they contain leaf tips. Broken leaves are sold as medium-grade loose teas. 

  • Black Tea Ceylon Blend OP

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    Black Tea Ceylon Blend OP

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    Black Tea Ceylon Blend OP

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    Sri Lanka

    A delicious, traditional blend of black tea leaves from several estates in Sri Lanka. A great mid-weight, everyday drinking tea. Dependable and satisfying.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea English Breakfast OP

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    Black Tea English Breakfast OP

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    Black Tea English Breakfast OP

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    Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya

    A time honoured blend with good body and a bright and satisfying full tea flavour. Goes well with milk.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Irish Breakfast OP

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    Black Tea Irish Breakfast OP

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    Black Tea Irish Breakfast OP

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    India, Assam, Africa, Kenya

    A strong full bodied blend of Assam and Kenyan teas. Brews a deep red cup, delicious plain or with milk.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Keemun

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    Black Tea Keemun

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    Black Tea Keemun

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    China, Anhui Province

    This tea is a Congou and is also called the "Burgundy of Teas". It is noted for it's slightly sweet, richly aromatic presentation.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Scottish Breakfast

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    Black Tea Scottish Breakfast

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    Black Tea Scottish Breakfast

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    India, China

    A robust blend of tea from Assam and China.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Assam Blend

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    Black Tea Assam Blend

    $6.50

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    Black Tea Assam Blend

    $6.50

    India, Assam

    Very smooth mid weight blend, malty notes, even finish, great with milk or as a self drinker. So Assam!

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp (3 gms) per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-4 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Bukhial 2nd Flush TGFOP

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    Black Tea Bukhial 2nd Flush TGFOP

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    Black Tea Bukhial 2nd Flush TGFOP

    $6.50

    India, Assam

    This second Flush leaf produces a thick, full-bodied tea with smooth malty flavour and a depth of taste. A deep colour infusion. Takes milk well.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-7 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Kenilworth Estate

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    Black Tea Kenilworth Estate

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    Black Tea Kenilworth Estate

    $6.50

    Sri Lanka, Kandy

    A Ceylon single estate from Kandy. A full smooth cup. Great with milk in the afternoon or evening. Clean, clear taste.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-5 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Kosabei TGFOP

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    Black Tea Kosabei TGFOP

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    Black Tea Kosabei TGFOP

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    Africa, Kenya

    An inspiring cup from the Tuscany of Tea. Loaded with regional nuance, malty and smooth with toffee-like hints of toast with butter, exceptionally fresh - like drinking tea on the estate. Classic high altitude Kenya tea.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 3-7 minutes.

    Contains Caffeine.

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