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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 Lover's Leap Estate OP

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    Black Tea Lover's Leap Estate OP

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    Black Tea Lover's Leap Estate OP

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    Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya

    A medium bodied, flavoury cup with a lively, almost spicy nose. An excellent single estate tea from Ceylon. Focused and clean. A dependable estate. Excellent 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 Nonsuch BOP

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    Black Tea Nonsuch BOP

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    Black Tea Nonsuch BOP

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    India, Nilgiri

    One of the best in the district, this small estate produces a flavourful, light liquoring cup unique to this mountainous region.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Single Estate Behora Estate TGFOP

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    Black Tea Single Estate Behora Estate TGFOP

    $6.50

    India, Assam

    TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) Orthodox (Traditional leafy)  Classic Assam with a traditional leaf style. Produced during June this tea embodies all the flavour and strength you expect from a top Assam estate. Bright and tending coppery. Behora Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district is one of the region’s newest. The factory was started around 1908 on the banks of the Dhunseri River where the present day clonal nursery exists. Behora has developed an excellent reputation by consistently manufacturing best of class teas. Its location in Golaghat, besides making it easier “to dispatch tea via the river route”, gives it the benefit of some of Assam‟s premiere soil conditions. The quality of its teas has allowed Behora to thrive and grow. It’s an incredible place to say the very least. Their TGFOP is just as amazing.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Yorkshire Harrogate FTOP FBOP BOP

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    Black Tea Yorkshire Harrogate FTOP FBOP BOP

    $6.50

    China, Kenya, Nilgiri, Assam

    This blend is named after the town of Harrogate, a city in Yorkshire. A good strong cup, excellent with a touch of milk and/or sugar.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Green Field Estate  Organic BOP

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    Black Tea Green Field Estate Organic BOP

    $7.00

    Sri Lanka, Uva

    Love how this BOP anchors itself ! Rich colour, smooth, lasting finish. Fills your cup and mouth with quality flavours.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Green Field Estate Organic TGFOP

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    Black Tea Green Field Estate Organic TGFOP

    $7.00

    Sri Lanka, Uva

    An organic, free trade Green Field TGFOP. Excellent clean finish, clear Ceylon style , smooth traditional taste with or without milk. Great everyday drinker.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Hunwal 2nd Flush FBOP

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    Black Tea Hunwal 2nd Flush FBOP

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    Black Tea Hunwal 2nd Flush FBOP

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    India, Assam

    This estate produces a slightly smaller orthodox leaf that reflects superb soil, altitude and rainfall conditions. A malty, brisk flavoured cup.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Ponmudi Estate FTGFOP

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    Black Tea Ponmudi Estate FTGFOP

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    Black Tea Ponmudi Estate FTGFOP

    $7.00

    India, Nilgiri

    Golden colour, sophisticated taste and mouth feel. Well balanced from initial taste to mid peak. Rounded finish. A delightful journey with each sip.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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  • Black Tea Ying Ming Yunnan

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    Black Tea Ying Ming Yunnan

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    Black Tea Ying Ming Yunnan

    $7.00

    China, Yunnan Province

    Grown at very high elevations, this full bodied tea produces a subtle sweetness. March to April harvest. Bright clean finish.

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

    Contains Caffeine.

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