Revised 15th June 2017 - First flush 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.
Oaks Exotic Tea (28.00/53.00/103.00 NEW-O-FF)
One of our first teas of the year, an attractive leaf yields a rich vegetal
aroma with delicate notes of citrus and sweet grass.
Glenburn First Flush (24.00/45.00/87.00 NEW-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.
Makaibari FTGFOP1S (28.00/53.00/103.00 O-SF)
This is a full-bodied tea that has a pronounced fragrance of the dried
Muscat grape. It has an explosion of flavours that are light and dry with
a long finish.
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.
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 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.
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.
Temi TGFOP1 (18.00/34.00/65.00 SF)
This later season tea has a colourful leaf with lots of tip. It brews
an amber cup, highly aromatic and spicy to taste.
Assam Hand Rolled Silver Needle (28.00/53.00/103.00 NEW-FF)
From this springís picking, we are excited to add another white tea from India. Sweet
and delicate with all the top notes of a high quality, tippy tea, it has fine,
silver-haired downy buds and brews a light and refreshing cup.
Doomini TGFOP1 (21.00/39.00/75.00 SF)
Rich, malty and aromatic with notes of dried fruit. This late season arrival
was a welcome addition to our collection of Assam black teas.
Mangalam Golden Tips (18.00/34.00/65.00 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.
Panitola TGFOP1 Clonal (14.00/27.00/52.00 SF)
This tea estate benefits from rich red loam soil and a wet, humid climate
all year round. The cup is dark, bold and malty.
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 pick-me-up.
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.
Doke Rolling Thunder Oolong (18.00/34.00/65.00 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.
Nilgiri BOP (12.00/23.90/44.00)
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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