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One of the first black teas to be exported out of China. The leaves are left to wither and oxidise for a much longer time than other teas which gives the brew a light body combined with a distinctive smoky and malty aftertaste.
A strong, but smooth green tea base with natural cherry flavourings and rose petals. The cherry provides the sweetness to combat the slightly bitter edge of the green tea, and the rose petals produce a lovely aroma which aims to try to bring the spirit of the Japanese spring cherry blossom festival, “Hanami”, to a cold and rainy Carlisle!
The full name of this tea is Assam TGFOP1 which stands for Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1. Golden Flowery means that this tea is made from very young tips or buds which have been picked early in the growing season. Tippy means that the leaves are mostly from the fresh new shoots of the plant, this combined with the early picking makes a fresh and full bodied tea with malty undertones.
A strong, small leaf tea with a fruity aftertaste grown in the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka. BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) refers to a Western grading system used in most tea producing countries, other than China, to categorise tea leaves by size and quality. Broken Pekoe basically means that this tea is a medium-grade black tea with crushed leaves, and Orange is (possibly, no one really knows!) a reference to the Dutch Royal family, who’s Dutch East India Company had a main part in bringing tea to Europe.