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.

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    Ceylon Orthodox

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    This ancient Chinese tea has a distinctive flavour with a distinct smokiness. The unique flavo...

    Lapsang Souchong

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      Assam TGFOP with ginger root, cardamom seeds and cinnamon bark. An excellent q...

    Masala chai

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  • Gift Hampers
    Little Sparrow luxury tea hampers are a thoughtful and original way to say thank you or to mar...

    Gift Hampers

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