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.

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

    Berry Burst


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

    The English Breakfast


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

    Lapsang Souchong


  • Ceylon OP Pettiagala
    Quality, reasonable strong, bright Orange Pekoe from Sri Lanka's Pettiagala Estate.

    Ceylon OP Pettiagala


  • Darjeeling organic (Tumsong Estate, FTGFOP1)
    A stunning second flush Darjeeling from the esteemed Tumsong organic tea estate. Picked in Jun...

    Darjeeling organic (Tumsong Estate, FTGFOP1)


  • Korakundah Frost Tea
    A special and prize-winning organic black tea from the wonderful Korakundah Estate, the ...

    Korakundah Frost Tea

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