BLACK TEA

Black tea is fermented tea, and is currently the most popular choice in the UK. The tea leaves are picked, withered and then rolled. The process of rolling brings aromatic oils to the surface and encourages oxidization. The rolled leaves are usually left for around two hours. Finally the leaves are fired in an oven with temperatures reaching up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once 80 percent dry, the leaves complete their drying over wood fires. The resulting product is brownish (sometimes black) in colour and is sorted accordingly to size - the larger grade is "leaf grade," and smaller "broken grade" are usually used for tea bags.

  • Assam Orthodox
    Single estate Assam Orthodox tea Hand-picked and processed in the traditional way, this...

    Assam Orthodox

    £5.00

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  • The English Breakfast
    Our classic blend of Assam Orthadox and Kenya BPI, this is a superior blend of the all day cla...

    The English Breakfast

    £4.00

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  • Russian Earl Grey
    Russian Earl Grey has bergamot and orange, for a fruiter Earl Grey experience. Many of our caf...

    Russian Earl Grey

    £5.00

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  • Classic Earl Grey
    Little Sparrow's classic Earl Grey Blend.  

    Classic Earl Grey

    £5.00

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  • Berry Burst
    This extremely popular sweet and fruity blend has high quality black tea, sencha green tea, pa...

    Berry Burst

    £5.00

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  • The English Breakfast
    Now available in handy teabags... the same popular blend of fine teas as in our loose leaf Bre...

    The English Breakfast

    £6.00

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