Teas to suit your taste
With 6 types of tea and 19 flavours, there is something for everyone in our collection.
Black tea remains the perennial favourite among tea drinkers. In fact, it still accounts for more than 90% of all tea sold in the West. The most oxidised of all tea types, black tea is generally stronger in flavour and contains more caffeine than other teas. Since black tea retains its flavour for several years, it has been an important item of trade for centuries, and was actually used as a form of currency in Mongolia, Tibet and Siberia during the 1800’s.
Green tea started the buzz for the health benefits of tea. Typically, green tea undergoes a multi-step process of steaming, pan-firing, and/or rolling before being dried to stop the oxidation process. Little oxidation occurs in most green teas, so they’re differentiated from white teas mainly by the extra steps of processing the leaf before drying. Green teas reportedly contain the second highest concentration of antioxidants, which can neutralise dangerous free radicals in the body. The flavour of green tea ranges from grassy to sweet and has a mild astringency.
White tea is so young and pure it might need a chaperone. Grown and harvested almost exclusively in China, white tea comes from the delicate buds and younger leaves of the tea plant, which are allowed to oxidise naturally. The least processed of all tea types, white tea is closer to the plant’s natural state, increasing the tea’s antioxidant properties. Its name comes from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds, which give the plant a whitish appearance. White tea has long been prized for its delicate flavour and aroma.
Oolong Tea means “black dragon” tea in Chinese, a name that does justice to its boldness and drama. This traditional Chinese tea undergoes a unique process, including withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Oolongs range between 8% and 85% oxidised, which results in a wide range of colours and aromas. The flavour of oolongs is equally diverse: they can be smoky, sweet and fruity, woody and thick, or green and fresh.
Herbal tea also known as tisanes are made from the infusion of herbs, spices and fruits. Often caffeine free, these ‘teas’ do not contain tea leaves unless specifically stated. Documents have been discovered dating back to ancient Egypt and China discussing the enjoyment of herbal teas. Whether consumed hot or cold, we’re sure your love the unique flavours we have on offer.
Produced with care and the highest standards, we look to ensure we use sustainable farming practices and natural ingredients for a tasty and healthy tea. All our organic teas have been certified organic by QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency (ACA).