Revised 11th July 2016 - New Nepal teas ....
Tea cultivation in earnest started in India in the 1840s
after previous attempts to grow plants from Chinese stock
had little success. The principal areas surround the
Brahmaputra and its tributary, the Surma. Tea has also
been cultivated in the
Nilgiri Hills in the South
of the country since the late 1800s.
Most of the tea production in Assam, which lies along
the Brahmaputra River, takes place in the Darrang,
North of the river, Lakhimpur and Sibsagar
districts, both South of the River.
Further to the North East lies the small growing region
referred to as Darjeeling. Tea cultivation started
in 1856 at the Canning and Hopetown gardens and is
now active in a region spreading South as far
as Sankos, bordering Assam. We stock a variety
of Darjeeling teas which include our house
blend Hoopoe Choice and
various garden marks.
To the North of Bengal, lies the small kingdom of
Sikkim. Previously closed to outside travellers,
tea is cultivated and possesses one garden
which exports overseas, Temi.
Our prices are listed below in brackets and are in
Canadian Dollars. They refer to 125g/250g/500g.
Darjeeling Whyte (21.00/39.00/75.00 OOS)
One of just a handful of teas still delivered in a chest! Large leaves give a smooth
and fulfilling taste. Back in stock when available!
Runglee Rungliot FTGFOP1 Orange White Tea (28.00/53.00/103.00 NEW-FF)
From a renowned garden East of Darjeeling, this tea is grown from RR clonal stock. It
has surprising fullness of flavour with citrous notes.
Darjeeling Hoopoe Choice (12.00/23.00/44.00)
Tea Trader's house collection of fine Darjeeling teas, blended to
be rich and refreshing in the cup.
Glenburn FTGFOP1 (24.00/45.00/87.00 O-FF)
Made from only the finest tender shoots plucked from clonal bushes
during the onset of Spring at Glenburn. The liquor is light and
bright, smooth on the palate with undertones of citrus, flowers and peach.
Poobong STGBOP1 (13.00/25.00/48.00 FF)
Enjoy added to a breakfast tea or on its own, the small
dark leaves give a brisk, chocolate flavour.
Puttabong FTGFOP1 Clonal Queen (24.00/45.00/87.00 O-RA-FT-SF)
An exceptional organic second flush tea picked from clonal bushes, it has a
striking aroma and full wine-like qualities.
Glenburn Autumn Crescendo (18.00/34.00/65.00 NEW-O)
This Autumn Flush tea is full bodied and mellow and has a delicate flowery
bouquet with undertones of malt and a long finish.
Poobong SFTGFOP Clonal (14.00/27.00/52.00 SF)
Designated as choice, offering EP35 has uniform and neat
leaf style. It infuses with a light pungent flavour and
Nepal and Sikkim
Nepal Wonder Black (24.00/45.00/87.00)
Long, carefully hand-rolled leaves make this tea unmistakable. It
brews a fine delicate cup, with light aroma.
Nepal High Grown Black (14.00/27.00/52.00 NEW)
A hand rolled tea has large unbroken leaves and from China stock at high
elevation. The cup is light in colour brewing a fine and aromatic flavour.
Nepal Green (12.00/23.00/44.00 NEW)
One of the few machine rolled teas manufactured by this grower, it
brews a light and brisk brew.
Maloom FTGFOP1 (14.00/27.00/52.00)
From a small garden on the top of the world, this is a veritable
high grown tea with an aromatic and flowery taste.
Sikkim Temi TGFOP1 (13.00/25.00/48.00 SF)
This later season tea has colourful leaf with lots of tip. It
brews an amber coloured cup, highly aromatic and spicy to taste.
Doke Rolling Thunder Oolong (15.00/29.00/56.00 O)
From a gardens located in the Bihar province of India along the Doke River, this
oolong has an almost Assam-like malty, honeyed flavour with undertones of fruity grape.
Khongea TGFOP1 Clonal (21.00/39.00/65.00)
1st North American Tea Championship Place in Assam category. A late
addition to get us through to the 2016 teas!
Mangalam Golden Tips (16.00/30.00/57.00 SF)
An attractive black leaf with plenty of golden tip that yields a hearty, dark amber
brew with hints of warm, sweet spices and malt. Its pronounced tannic character is
reminiscent of a full bodied wine.
Tirupati FTGF0P1 Clonal (12.00/23.00/44.00 SF)
Enjoy this orthodox full leaf tea brewing a classic cup which is full
of flavour and colour.
Langarjan TGFOP (12.00/23.00/44.00 SF)
This tea has wirey leaves, tip and full aroma when infused. Its infusion is
dark coppery red in colour and having slight astringency.
Colonel's Assam (12.00/23.00/44.00)
Tea Traderís house blend of Assam teas of orthodox manufacture with
plenty of tip.
Tirupati FBOP (12.00/23.00/44.00 SF)
This tea is the one you want to keep by the kettle all winter
long. The delicate tips and neat leaf brew an exceptional
Ten Gardens (12.00/23.00/44.00)
We canít name them all! Take a step back in time to enjoy
the traditional British cuppa of 100% Assam CTC tea.
Namdang BP (13.00/25.00/48.00)
Quality and appearance make this a good example of an
Assam manufactured by the CTC method. It cups well
with milk producing an even, strong and deep coloured
Assam Green FTGFOP (12.00/23.00/44.00 SF)
This second flush offering has neat olive green leaves with a
sweet aroma, has medium body and has plenty of flavour.
Thiashola Organic (11.00/21/00/40.00 O)
Excellent value for a fine tea, possessing many characteristics
of those from the Dooars and Assam regions. The
return of a popular tea!
Nilgiri BOP (10.00/19.90/36.00)
Tea is grown at high elevation in the Blue Mountains,
typically above 5000 feet. These teas are brisk,
pungent and full-bodied often compared to those
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