everything but the kitchen sink!
rise and shine Wakey wakey! The Romans liked bread dipped in wine. Our American cousins might go for a coffee and danish. But there is really no better start to the day than a cup of proper English Breakfast tea. If like us you can’t face the day without a cuppa tea or two, we’ve got the perfect blend to kick-start your morning.
egyptian gold Made with pure camomile flowers, grown on the fertile Egyptian plains, our camomile tea has a light, bright golden colour and a distinctive (but subtle) flavour.
noblesse oblige The classic recipe is black tea suffused with the citrus tang of bergamot zest – and we see no reason to break with tradition. Plus we use real bergamot – none of your synthetics or “nature-identicals” here, thank you!
out of africa What is Rooibos? Well, for a start it’s “ROY-boss” to you and me. Secondly, although it’s often called “redbush tea”, it’s not really tea, nor is it particularly red. It’s more closely related to broom, it’s a lovely chestnut brown colour, and it comes from the Western Cape of South Africa.
minty tingles A natural herbal tisane of pure mentha piperita leaves, our Ramsbury Peppermint tea is grown for us in rural Poland. The benefits of peppermint tea include a reputation for soothing and calming upset digestion, calming and relieving stress and even sharpening the memory! And of course it tastes great!
I am From the banks of the Brahmaputra, which is said to flow through Shangri-La, this exquisite mid-season Assam fully deserves its FTGFOP1 grading.
sweet sensation The ancient Romans knew fennel as an aid to digestion and relaxation - and if it’s good enough for Pliny the Elder, it’s good enough for us!
oranges and lemons A sweeter, fruitier twist on our ever-popular Earl Grey, supplementing the traditional bergamot with lighter notes of lemon and orange - a citrus sensation!
old smokey Our Ramsbury Lapsang souchong comes from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, the heartland of lapsang souchong tea. The local mineral soils give this tea a naturally smokey flavour but this is then taken up a notch when we fire it gently over wood chippings.
perfect blue Somewhere between green teas and black teas sit blue teas or Oolongs. Neither one nor the other, they're in a class of their own, with a unique character and distinctive flavour. Oolongs are some of the most expensive and sought after teas in China - connoisseurs have been known to pay huge sums for tea from specific well-known bushes!
pure serendipity Sri Lanka was once known as Ceylon, and Ceylon was once known as Serendip - which lent the English language that most beautiful expression for lucky happenstance - serendipity.
eastern wonder Yunnan is in the far south of China, on the Burmese border, close to Assam. Since it’s so far-flung, most Chinese aren’t too familiar with it, but everyone in Beijing has heard of the “Eighteen Wonders of Yunnan Province”.