- Price: £7.50 (100g)
Of all the black teas, Darjeeling is the most mysterious and romantic. Grown in centuries old tea gardens in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas where the elements of rainfall, mellow mists, sunshine and rich soil combine to provide the perfect conditions for this – the champagne of teas. Spring or first flush Darjeelings are the highest quality offering a light, aromatic taste with hints of fruity muscatel. Because of their delicacy, Darjeeling teas are usually drunk without milk although they can take a little if brewed strong.
Take four minutes of time to achieve perfection. Use one teaspoon of tea per person and add freshly drawn boiling water.
Style: light classic black tea
Enjoy it: in the afternoon with a slice of cake
- Price: £5.95 (100g)
Traditionally drunk in parts of India and Nepal, Masala Chai – literally spiced tea – is a combination of black tea, spices, milk and plenty of sugar. Often brewed in a big vat on a stove, each family will have their own secret recipe passed down through the generations.
Our version contains Indian Assam black tea, Sri Lankan Uva black tea, ginger root, cinnamon, cardamom seeds and red peppercorns. A touch of sugar will help to create a wonderfully warm and comforting brew.
Take four minutes of time to achieve perfection. Use a heaped teaspoon per person and add hot milk for a warming brew.
Style: Classic black tea with spices
Enjoy it: as a milky and healthier alternative to cafe latte