Rare Black Tea

The finest flavours from around the world

Black tea is the classic among hot drinks. Our large assortment of exquisite black teas enables even tea experts to discover new and exciting teas. Floral-scented Darjeeling, dark, spicy Assam or tangy Ceylon with hints of citrus – our organic black tea will delight you cup after cup.

Assam SFTGFOP1 Tonganagaon

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

The particularly large leaves of this tea come from the garden of Tonganagaon, in North East India. The strong malty flavour is in perfect harmony with the honey sweetness that you can detect in the undertones. The warm, golden-brown coloured cup allows the delicate spices in this tea come to the fore.

China Yellow Huang Long 1st Grade

Preparation
12 g/l
2-4 min.
80-90° C
Description

A delicacy fit for an emperor. The emperors of ancient China traditionally wore yellow, which symbolised luxury and wealth. This charming, golden-yellow tea also has a majestic character. Floral accents create a pleasant sweetness and combine to evoke hints of creamy honey and butter flavours.

China Golden Black Tea Jin Quin Bao

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

‘A leaf and a bud’ – that’s the secret of this tea, which is also known as ‘golden springtime’. It grows at altitudes of 1,800 - 2,000 metres. Its name translates as ‘spotted leopard’, which is due to its contrasting dark and a light-yellow leaves. This tea is characterised by its elegant copper-coloured cup and hints of wine and chocolate.

China Yunnan Imperial Golden Bud

Preparation
10-12 g/l
2-3 min.
100° C
Description

Black Golden Yunnan has been cultivated in the Chinese province of Yunnan since the beginning of the 20th century. It is a relatively young tea variety that has been born from the knowledge and expertise of the Chinese tea tradition. This unusually exquisite black tea is fermented with lychee, rose and longan and features long, twisted, golden buds and dark, aromatic tea leaves. It has mild, floral flavour and a bright yellow cup.

China Black Honey 1st Grade

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

This exclusive Keemun is steamed in sweet honey to create an elegant, floral black tea rarity with a large, dark leaf and a seductively delicious honey finish.

China Black Golden Snail 1st Grade

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

Golden Snail is truly a beautiful tea to behold. Only the youngest, most delicate buds are skilfully rolled by hand into spiral shaped pearls. When brewed, it becomes a wonderfully mild and wholesome black tea.

Darjeeling FTGFOP 1 Kings Valley First Flush

Preparation
13 g/l
2-4 min.
100° C
Description

The golden-yellow coloured cup of this excellent tea is reminiscent of the warm rays of sunshine that nurture the leaves. This first flush is characterised by its beautiful, silvery leaf tips and soft fluff. It lightens the spirit with its crisp freshness and a slightly floral note and is the result of excellent craftsmanship.

Java Halimun Red Dragon

Preparation
10-12 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

Naga Merah, with its deep-green leaves, grows on the idyllic Mount Halimun in the west of Java, far away from any urban centres. The red, tangy-sweet cup with its range of flavours and its fine, exclusive character is a favourite amongst experts.

South Korea Gowon-Cha Black

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

This choice tea variety from the South Korean volcanic mountains promises to be an exceptional experience. Gentle nuances of vanilla and cocoa invigorate the intensive flavour experience of this black tea which beguiles the senses with its charming, deep black leaf.

Ceylon Black Velvet

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-4 min.
100° C
Description

Sri Lanka is one of the most renowned cultivation regions for black tea. This is also reflected in its value. A large, open, lightly oxidised velvety leaf is the hallmark of this black tea. The flavour is both strong and flowery. Orange-coloured in the cup, this top-quality tea is a real eye-catcher.

Formosa Sun Moon Lake

Preparation
12-15 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

This tea comes from the tea gardens around Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. The mild, aromatic tea gets its smoky aromas from being roasted as part of its production. This gives it an orange-golden, almost red colour in the cup. It is one of the premium Taiwanese oolong teas.

China Premium Pu Erh Menghai 5 Years

Preparation
10-12 g/l
3-5 min.
100° C
Description

This loose pu’er tea gets its unique flavour of bitter chocolate, dried fruitand a subtle wooden note thanks to a maturation period of five years. It is cultivated in the Menghai region. When brewed, the tea has a deep red colour.

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