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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 4 - Oolong Tea

Thursday, 3 May 2018 01:45:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 4Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Oolong Tea

 

Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Oolong Tea. Oolong teas are arguably the most complex type of tea.

Oolongs tea are generally oxidised to somewhere between 10 and 80% meaning there is huge scope in variety, and consequently flavour. For many, this is part of the attraction of course! Exploring Oolong Teas is a lot of fun, and there are so many unique flavours to experience. Whether you are looking for a delicate Greenish tea or a deeper almost Black Tea – there is surely an Oolong Tea for everyone!

We will again start by highlighting a few notable values of Oolong Teas, then suggest a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Oolong Teas do have in common.

Caffeine – Yes

Flavour – Very varied – from light & sweet to deep & nutty.

Oxidised – Yes

Brewing – Approx 85c for 2-3 minutes

Milk – Not recommended

Here are five great Oolong Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Formosa Oolong – An entry level Taiwan Oolong. Deep, earthy, woody and nutty flavours.

Milky Oolong – Very delicate, light, sweet and vanilla flavours

Ti Quan Yin – Bright and refreshing. Delicate hints of citrus and caramel

Tung Ting Jade Oolong – A very Green Oolong. Notable for hints of butter and vanilla.

Ecclefechan Oolong – Unique Scottish Oolong. Floral and vanilla notes complemented by slightly vegetal flavours.

 

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Chocolate Tea

Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Chocolate Tea Blog

 

When we launched our first Chocolate Teas two years ago – we had no idea just how popular they would become!

Lately, it seems the trend is continuing, and we have seen a marked rise in sales of these teas. In many ways – that makes us really happy, and confirms our belief that the Great British Tea Drinking public just love invention and variety in their tea options.

Dark Chocolate Breakfast Tea

Dark Chocolate Breakfast

Dark Chocolate Breakfast Blend A delicious decadent dark chocolate blended tea, boasting deep sweet and bitter notes. Sumptuous and fulfilling!

Chocolate Rooibos Cream Truffle

Chocolate Rooibos Cream Truffle

If you love the sensation of soft creamy melting truffles complemented by the sweet taste of Rooibos then this chocolate infusion is for you.

As Tea blenders, we have noted before that often it is a gamble to create blends that perhaps push the boundaries, and challenge perceptions of what tea ought to be. Our more unusual blends will often require ingredients not normally associated with tea, and we work hard to make you fully aware of these in our ingredients listing.

It can be these odd little additions that make all the difference though! If you aren’t familiar with our range of Chocolate Tea, here is a quick reminder! Oh..and to celebrate their success, we have jazzed up the packaging a bit, and have extended our 3 for 2 offering…but not forever! Be quick! Chocolate Orange Green Tea

Chocolate Orange Green Tea

Savour this rich, velvety, smooth chocolate orange green tea with its zesty Christmas tangerine zing.

Oh..and to celebrate their success, we have jazzed up the packaging a bit, and have extended our 3 for 2 offering…but not forever! Be quick!

 

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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 1 - Black Tea

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 1Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Black Tea

 

The world of tea has changed….a lot!

One need only venture back 2 generations to find (particularly here in the UK), that tea was just….tea. Nowadays, it’s about knowing which tea to choose – because the selection available to us is literally overwhelming! Recently we overheard a conversation about an experience in a wine store, where the member of staff took real interest in what flavour profiles the customer wanted to experience to help guide the customer to choosing the right bottle of wine. Great customer service! In many ways the same can be done with tea. This series of blogs on “knowing your tea” might just help guide you – we’ll do our best!

Starting with Black Tea, we are going to highlight a few notable values of Black Tea, and then highlight a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Black Teas have in common.

Caffeine – yes

Flavour – Generally full flavoured

Oxidised – fully

Brewing – generally 95c and for 2/3 minutes depending on strength desired.

Milk – Most Black Tea can handle a spot of milk

Here are five great, famous Black Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Assam (India) – Bold, malty and earthy robust flavours

Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) – Bright, sharp, lighter and more astringent flavours

Keemun (China) – Earthy, rounded and slightly smoky flavours

Darjeeling (India) – Fresh, nutty and almost floral aromatic flavours

Lapsang Souchong (China) – Lingering, smoky and peaty flavours.

 

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