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.
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!
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”.
mountain high From high in the foothills of the Himalaya, comes perhaps the finest black tea you’ll ever sip (you can also get Darjeeling green and Darjeeling white, but they’re for another day).