Look no further for English tea from Twinnings, Suttons, Typhoo, PG Tips, Taylors, Heath & Heather, D.J. Miles, Brook Bond, Lifeboat and Taylors of Harrogate, Great teas, great cuppa! Other tea pages offer best of English, Scottish & Welsh teas. Try The British Gourmet Tea Company London Breakfast, Queen Anne and Royal blends.
To truly appreciate the uniqueness of these fine English teas, sample them and you will see why tea connoisseurs reach for their choice of steaming cup to warm up, relax and delight in their rich flavor.
The tea information below should help you understand more about the different English teas we offer and help you select the ideal tea to suit your taste. Whatever one you choose we are sure you will enjoy a great cup of tea.
"Better to be deprived of food for three days, than of tea for one." – Ancient Chinese Proverb
Currently, black tea (a fully fermented tea), made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis and allowed to blacken by oxidation before drying, is the most popular tea consumed in the United States. It is smooth and sweet, with a slightly reddish cast, and savored as both a warm and an iced tea.
Among black teas, you can find a wide variety of flavors, scents, and intensity levels. For those looking for that “wake-me-up in the morning” tea, connoisseurs will delight with the well-known bold Assam tea. The mellow flavor of this Indian tea is a sure pick-me-up and a delightful alternative to your average cup of joe. Other black teas include the full-bodied Darjeeling found only along the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Breakfast Blend, and Front Parlour Blend, as well as Nilgeri and Keemun found in the Monk’s Blend among others. Regardless if your taste runs toward smooth, sweet bouquets, or strong and robust, you’ll find it in one of our delectable black teas.
Our scented tea line consists primarily of the Earl Grey and several enjoyable variations of such. The Earl Grey tea is black tea blend. Its distinctive flavor and delicious aroma are produced from the fragrant citrus fruit bergamot. Or, more precisely, Earl Grey tea is infused with the bergamot oil, which comes from the rind.
Traditionally, this tea is made from fermented black Indian and Sri Lankan tea. Today, however, the possibilities are nearly limitless. These incomparable blends soothe and refresh with a citrus kick. Our Lady Grey (milder flavor) and Lavender Earl Grey (with a splash of lavender) also make for a delightful cuppa.
These wonderful tea blends, such as the London Breakfast Blend, Queen Anne Blend, and Earl Grey Reserve Blend, are specially blended to produce an exceptional tea experience. We only provide the finest in tea quality, valuing freshness and taste as much as you do. So grab your tea cozy, your favorite cup, and settle down to enjoy one of these exquisite blends.
We have developed a savory line of organic English tea. Our gourmet organic teas are perfect for those looking for the same quality flavor with the assurance that the brew is completely organic—nothing artificial is injected into the production process. This delicately grown tea is produced using only premium leaves in a controlled environment. Our organic teas are shipped from the Korakundah Estate and are Nilgiri Certified 100% organic.
If loose leaf is not your cup of tea, but you still enjoy the aromatic flavor of this savory drink, indulge in one of our many convenient gourmet tea bag choices. Much of the popularity of black tea today can be attributed to a New York City tea merchant in 1904. Looking to expand his marketing and appeal to a greater number of consumers, Thomas Sullivan invented the infamous tea bag. Using the same quality loose tea leaves, we make drinking this favorite delightful for those who love the tea but not the leaves!
Of the three primary teas made from the tea plant, black and green being the other two, Oolong tea falls somewhere in the middle. It generally has half as much caffeine as black tea and a bit more than green tea. Oolong tea, literally translated as “dragon tea” is a mellow and aromatic golden tea.
Try our Totally Oolong for an unforgettable tea experience.
Green tea has gained in popularity due primarily to its low-caffeine level and healthy antioxidant properties. However, one cannot escape that flavor is why you will continue to return to this time-honored tea. Black teas, a cousin to the green tea, are produced through the oxidation, a natural chemical reaction, of green tea leaves. Green tea, however, is not oxidized at all. This flavorful, five-star tea is produced by steaming, rolling, and drying the leaves before exposure to the natural oxidation process changes the distinctive flavor.
It gets even better! Often, tea connoisseurs reach for a steaming cup to warm the body and soul, to help relax and rejuvenate the spirit and delight the taste buds. It has been said, as well, that tea offers more than superficial benefits. In fact, it has been flouted drinking tea provides for a more healthy lifestyle; that is, that it is actually good for us. Studies have shown there is reason to believe this is true!
Internal free radical damage, which can lead to cancer, stroke, and heart disease, has been thought to be naturally deterred through the regular consumption of food, such as fruits and vegetables, and drinks saturated with antioxidants. Tea lovers can take heart, literally, with the knowledge that teas are also a good source of antioxidants. In fact, the medicinal properties of tea also include anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. They also have the ability to strengthen veins and decrease their permeability.
Increasing these beneficial properties through the consumption of green teas, such as Chummee, Dragonwell (a distinctive sweet flavor), and Young Hyson (a fragrant and mellow green tea prepared from young leaves) in the body will certainly lead to an increase in antioxidants and a reduction in the harmful free radicals. So drink up! English tea we offer are good for you!
White tea, like its green cousin, is rich in beneficial antioxidants. In fact, it has even been suggested that it is in fact better for you than green tea. White tea is perhaps the mildest and most subtle of all the teas. Once picked, these delicate buds are allowed to slowly wither, evaporating moisture, and then dried.
The quality of this fine tea is secured by ensuring only the choicest buds are selected for harvesting. Once dry, the buds develop a silvery color and produce an amber-colored liquor. The resulting tea is one that glides over the pallet and is savored by the true tea connoisseur.
If you are looking for a little more kick to your tea brew, flavored tea may be the answer. Put simply, flavored tea is simply a general name applied to any tea in which a different flavor has been added.
Typically, flavors are added to black or green tea. We combine our gourmet green teas with all the flavors and aromas of nature in the form of fruits, spices, and flowers. Our Citrus Grove (lemon peel and lemon grass) and Gentle Spirit teas (chamomile and peppermint), as well as our Ginger Jasmine (among others) make a delightful addition to the other English tea we offer.
We have perfected the art of combining our full-leaf black teas with only the finest flavors and spices to deliver a truly unique experience in tea consumption.
These delightful teas, crafted from a unique blend of Indian, Chinese, and Ceylon teas, are perfumed with quality oils, fruits, and flowers to deliver a unique tea experience with each blend producing its own aromatic flavor. Our Classic Chai, Luscious Vanilla, and Orange ‘n Spice are examples of some of our enjoyable scented blends.
Caffeine-wary tea lovers will delight in knowing that our decaffeinated English tea are a pleasant solution. All tea contains caffeine (with the exception of Herbal Tea, which is a tisane rather than a tea brewed from the tea leaf). The amount of caffeine per cup is dependent upon the infusion time and the amount of tea used. The less tea and the shorter the infusion time, the less caffeine. Further, the caffeine in tea is less potent than in coffee.
However, we understand that some people are sensitive to even a wee bit of caffeine. Our decaffeinated teas deliver the same delicious cuppa with far less caffeine. So relax and enjoy: you won’t be up late.
Our herbal teas, or tisanes, are a wonderful way to indulge in the flavors of nature. These caffeine-free infusions are relaxing and a pleasure to savor. Tisanes are not made from the Camellia sinensis like the black and green teas. Rather, they are a soufflé of bark, seeds, fruits, leaves, and flowers. We take pride in creating some truly exotic and pleasing infusions. Richly flavored and colored, these infusions of herbs and spices are truly a medley of the best nature has to offer. Enjoy different blends of our English tea such as our Apple and Lemon, Apple Viennese, and Berry Fruit Cocktail. Caffeine-free, they are great hot and spiced or chilled over ice!
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