LOOSE LEAF TEA
Like our speciality coffee, we also believe in serving the best quality loose leaf tea in the best possible way.
We currently source of tea from Canton Tea Company based in Bristol, please find our current tea offerings below.
These are either served in a stump teapot for milk based teas such as English Breakfast or we use a beautiful Bredemeijer Portofino Glass Tea Set for our Green and Herbal Teas so you can appreciate the beautiful color these teas present.
Traditional English Breakfast
A traditional, strong, loose leaf English Breakfast, the blend reformulated for us by Rare Tea Hunter Phil Mumby. A small-leaf, high-quality Assam tea blended with two stunning teas from Kenya from the Kaimosi™ estate and Kapchorua™ estate, plus a small proportion of China's traditional Yunnan Dian Hong to give it the Canton Tea Co twist.
Decaf Breakfast Tea
For those who want a hit of a good, strong English Breakfast tea without the caffeine, this black tea delivers on both taste and quality. Robust, smooth and malty.
Classic Earl Grey
Chinese black tea, blended with bergamot oil and studded with pretty blue cornflowers. This classic afternoon tea is lively and fresh, with a warm, soft black tea base balanced with punchy citrus. If brewed longer and stronger it can carry milk if desired.
Canton Chocolate Tea
Specially created for the Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair, this luxurious blend of Indian Assam, Chinese Yunnan black, Madagascan vanilla pod and Peruvian cocoa nibs is served daily with their famous Afternoon Tea., It is deep, rich and moreish with a velvety mouthfeel. Extremely satisfying with smooth, malty Assam and a hint of plum from the Yunnan black adding an additional layer of dark fruit. The cocoa nibs and vanilla pod provide the depth and sweetness which complements the heady flavours.
A high-quality green tea at a very reasonable price. Mao Jian grows high in the cool, misty mountain air of Zhejiang. It has a clean, refreshing vegetal taste and a long lasting, pleasingly sweet aftertaste. This is a superb everyday, easy-drinking green tea.
Jasmine Pearls are recognised as one of the finest jasmine teas in the UK. Hand-rolled young green tea buds are suffused with fresh jasmine blossoms in the traditional way. Most jasmine tea is artificially scented, but ours is natural, capturing the delicacy of the jasmine flower without overwhelming the sweet, creamy softness of the green tea.
Organic Dragon Well
This delicious organic Dragon Well is grown in the hills of Zhejiang Province near Long Jing, the village where this famous tea originated. The green tea leaves are picked young and taken back to the village where the skilled tea masters use their bare hands to press them flat in a hot, dry wok in the traditional way. This arrests the oxidation process and ensures the liquor carries the notes of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour.
Red Berry and Hibiscus
This is a stunning infusion of hibiscus blossoms, elderberries, rose-hips and elderflowers which yield intense soft fruit flavours. The scarlet liquor has a sweet, forest berry aroma and the infusion is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart notes.
Lemongrass and Ginger
This classic herbal blend is naturally caffeine-free, so it's perfect to drink any time of the day or night. The organically certified ingredients create a harmonious blend of warming, slightly spicy ginger and cooling, zesty, lemongrass. A hint of liquorice root adds a sweet, subtle finish to this moreish herbal tea.
The leaves of the peppermint plant, Mentha piperita, have been used in food and as a medicinal ingredient for thousands of years. These organic, whole leaves have been chosen as they retain a full flavour and release a wonderfully refreshing, zesty infusion.
Organic Wild Rooibos
This rare and stunning Rooibos comes from a small, isolated town called Wupperthal in Cedeberg province South Africa. This is the only area in the world where Rooibos grows wild, and in South Africa, over 98% of the Rooibos crop is cultivated on large (white run) plantations. Producing this tea is what supports the local community in Wupperthal - few other crops can be grown on the land due to poor soil and extreme weather conditions. The Wupperthal Original Rooibos Co-op was founded in 1990 to better regulate the industry and market prices. It has had a fantastic effect on the community who are going from strength to strength. The flavour of the wild Rooibos is much richer and maltier than regular Rooibos. It also has beautiful, deep dried fruit flavours.