Speciality Teas In January 2020

In our Blue Tea Box during January 2020 we featured some amazing speciality teas that we sourced from some great suppliers. 

Below you will find all the teas offered during the month as well as each tea brewer.

We cannot wait for you to try our latest tea. Be sure and let us know what you think as well. We always love to hear our customer’s feedback.

Black Teas

Tomatin Barrel Aged Whisky Tea

We’ve worked with the Tomatin Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands to suspend our blend in their whisky barrels.

By letting the tea leaves age in this way, the leaves naturally pick up the complex smoky, fruity flavours of the whisky barrel without overwhelming the character of the tea leaves themselves.  

Our Tomatin Barrel Aged Whisky Tea is very special indeed.

  • Flavour Notes: The blend picks up the complex smoky, fruity flavours without overwhelming the character of the tea leaves themselves.
  • Origin: Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province | Sri Lanka, Assam
  • Supplier: Eteaket

Kenya Kosabei

Kosabei TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowering Orange Pekoe) is quite simply an outstanding tea, at once light and profound, gentle and astringent with notes of malt, currant and moist earth.

Like all good Kenyan tea this is excellent with or without milk. TGFOP is the highest grade of leaf tea available.

  • Flavour Notes: Malt, currant and moist earth
  • Origin: Kenya
  • Supplier: Chantler Teas

Mayfair Breakfast

Mayfair Breakfast Tea is certainly a high class tea to be savoured and enjoyed.

Picture those mornings when there’s just enough time to pause before the busy day ahead and a peaceful calm surrounds – well that’s the ambience each sip of Mayfair English Breakfast Tea will provide.

A careful blend of Assam and Kenyan black teas are mixed with a sprinkle of calming Safflower petals to produce a wonderful, full bodied tasting tea with a slight mellow astringency.

  • Flavour Notes: Full round bodied taste with yielding a slightly mellow astringency – great with milk
  • Origin: Assam, India, (2nd Flush, June growth) Kericho, Kenya (Seasonal Quality Jan-Feb growth)
  • Supplier: Jenier

Green Teas

Blooming Marvellous

Flavoured Sencha green leaf is expertly blended with bright mallow and sunflower petals, exquisite rosebuds, sweet vanilla and fresh tangy fruit.

Creating a sweet and slightly floral green tea with bags of taste and personality. Blooming Marvellous is a lively blend that will be sure to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

For those more adventurous tea lovers Blooming Marvellous is fabulous as a boozy tea cocktail

  • Flavour Notes: Lemon and strawberry flavours
  • Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
  • Supplier: Eteaket

Green Dragon

An oriental explosion of taste and colour this is a combination of the finest Japanese Sencha green tea with added lemongrass from Thailand and chunks of ginger from the Mekong Delta.

It is the ideal introduction for anyone new to green tea as well as a refreshing cup for anytime you need to unwind.

  • Flavour Notes: Lemon and ginger flavour
  • Origin: Blended in Pembrokeshire
  • Supplier: Chantler Teas

Japan Sencha

Enjoy the smooth, rich flavour of this premium, traditional Japanese Sencha. Commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies, sencha leaves have a distinctive glossy look and feel that provide a rich and full flavour.

  • Flavour Notes: Smooth with a reasonable depth and body
  • Origin: Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Supplier: Premium Sencha Green Tea

Connoisseur Teas

Orange Oolong Supreme

Orange Oolong Supreme is a traditional Chinese tea which is made by unique processes to create a semi oxidised tea sitting between a black and green tea

  • Flavour Notes: Hand-rolled leaves create a mix of sweetness & tangy-ness, with a warming orange finish. Light and refreshing
  • Origin: Shin Bei, Taiwan
  • Supplier: Eteaket

Iron Goddess of Mercy

There are several grades of Ti Kuan Yin Oolong (a.k.a Iron Goddess of Mercy).

This particular type is the premium grade and has many of the characteristics of top Ti Kuan Yin Oolongs. We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes

  • Flavour Notes: A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavour
  • Origin: Blended in Pembrokeshire
  • Supplier: Chantler Teas

China Pai Mu Tan

Perfect naturally withered white tea depends on conditions that are neither too hot nor too cold.

The top two leaves and bud should show a very light green, almost grey white colour and be covered in a velvet peach fuzz down. A refreshing tea with a fresh aroma that can be enjoyed any time of day.

  • Flavour Notes: Smooth velvety Flavour with delicate jammy notes similar of Keemun
  • Origin: Fujian Province, China
  • Supplier: Jenier

Fruit Teas

Let’s Mull it Over

To create ‘Let’s Mull it Over’, we have combined our famous Cranberry Apple Riot with a liberal sprinkling of apple bits, orange peel and cinnamon sticks, not to mention star anise and cloves for that essential hint of spice.

  • Flavour Notes: This brew has a distinctive festive taste with notes of aniseed when drunk on its own as a tea. You can also create a strong brew of this and add it to your mulled wine concoction to make it even more delicious
  • Origin: Blended in Scotland
  • Supplier: Eteaket

Raspberry Fruit Basket

A pure fruit tea made with chunks of raspberries, cherries & blackberries

  • Flavour Notes: Sweet pieces of apple, hibiscus blossoms and rosehip peel provide a fruity foundation for the forest fruits
  • Origin: Blended in Pembrokeshire
  • Supplier: Chantler Teas

Delicious Berry

This incredible fruit and herb tea tastes fantastic and is so refreshing. The combination of hibiscus, elderberries and dried blackcurrants results in the most extraordinary flavours that burst through in a truly delicious berry fruit tea.

Drink it hot or as an iced tea, either way you’ll have a cuppa that’s great tasting and healthy too.

  • Flavour Notes: Fruity, slightly tart flavour with a mellow smoothness and natural sweetness
  • Origin: Canada, USA, Thailand and Spain
  • Supplier: Jenier

Herbal Teas

Chai a Little Kindness

As the nights get cooler and darker, we are looking forward to cosying up with a mug of Chai a Little Kindness by the fire. Sounds ideal doesn’t it? We certainly think so!

Also, this rooibos chai provides the perfect sensation to sit back and remember to live life on purpose and not to take those small moments for granted… Chai a Little kindness is our warming mood for the season.

  • Flavour Notes: The scent of orange & lemongrass gives this tea a sweet aroma, while the cinnamon bits, ginger and cardamon ensures this brew provides the perfect spice of a chai that we all long for at this time of the year.
  • Origin: Blended in Scotland
  • Supplier: Eteaket

Welsh Sunrise

This herbal blend is an exciting mix of honeybush, orange pieces, ginger and lemongrass; blended together to give an energising and tasty drink.

  • Flavour Notes: Honey and Citrus flavours
  • Origin: Blended in Pembrokeshire
  • Supplier: Chantler Teas

Cold Comfort

Having a cold is pretty miserable, so we’ve put together this herbal infusion that may just help you feel better. Cold Comfort uses herbs that are reported to reduce fever, nausea and loss of appetite.

  • Flavour Notes: Warm, Lemony with Cinnamon finish
  • Origin: Thailand, Canada, USA , Spain
  • Supplier: Jenier

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