Tag - black tea

Breaking the back of the tea industry in Darjeeling

Storms are brewing in the eastern state of West Bengal, as India’s most famous tea-growing region is under conflict. Darjeeling with its beautiful sprawling estates and unique micro-climate, by many considered to be the Mecca of tea, produces some of the world’s most expensive black premium teas, including the highly coveted First Flush teas. Prized for their distinctive flavor and aroma, Darjeeling teas, also known as the ‘Champagnes of Teas’, are largely exported to European markets. Due to the current conflict, [...]

Extravagant Earl Grey

Earl Grey is perhaps one of the most widely drunk teas in the world and one that can easily be considered truly English. Brewed with care, it proves to be a rewarding cup of tea; its easily recognizable aroma warming and comforting.  Yet combine it with a careful selection of fragrant flowers and you will find yourself immersing in a whole new experience. Extravagant Earl Grey is one of our new bespoke handmade blends and already an extremely popular choice [...]

Keemun

The story of tea begun in ancient China and its true origins are steeped in wondrous myths and legends. It is no wonder then that, over the course of many centuries, China has managed to produce literally hundreds of different teas. Although green tea has always been the beverage of choice there, it is the black teas for which China is most famous in the West. One such popular black Chinese tea is Keemun. The name derives from the place [...]

Darjeeling First Flush

The Darjeeling District found in India is well known for its tea and perhaps the most special one of them all is the Darjeeling First Flush. This seasonal tea is the first harvest, or 'flush', of the year after the winter has come and gone and the first leaves of spring are ready to be plucked. Typically, the First Flush is in season from March to May, but each year's harvest is different, as much depends on weather patterns and the [...]