Description of teas
There are (at least) four different types of tea: white, green, oolong and black. All made from the leaves of the shrub camellia sinensis, the type of tea depends on the type of tea processing it undergoes. Tea leaves are prone to wilt and therefore oxidise, if they are not dried quickly. As the chlorophyll breaks down, the tea leaves darken and release tannins; this process is called fermentation in the tea industry.
More oxidized than green or white tea, it is generally stronger in flavour.
English Breakfast Tea
This medium-bodied breakfast blend is the perfect combination of flavours and character of tea from India and Ceylon.
Named after Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. A blend of black teas given the distinct, perfumed flavour by the oil obtained from the rind of the bergamot orange. The scent of this is said to have deeply relaxing qualities.
This popular Indian black tea can be made with water or milk to offer a warming boost to the system, and give a caffeine kick.
The ginger root provides a heat, which is soothed by the sweet aroma of the cardamom and cinnamon bark. This tea is made traditionally so will take up to 20 minutes to brew.
Oolong tea sits anywhere between green and black on the oxidation scale. Our Oolong sits closer to a black tea, making it a great starting point for those black tea drinkers feeling adventurous enough to give it a try.
Originating in China it does not go through the oxidation process that black tea does and contains less caffeine but is said to contain the most powerful antioxidant known.
Expect big flavours from this green tea, given its name due to its similarity in appearance to gunpowder. The leaves are rolled before drying out, creating a more intense flavour and aroma.
This wonderfully smooth and fragrant green tea, has dried pieces of apple, almond slices and rose petals. It has the delicious aroma and flavour of baked apple pie. A sweet, healthy treat, perfect for a midday pick me up.
This Japanese green tea is scented with the delicate sweetness and aroma of cherry blossom and dried cherry pieces.
Combining the health benefits of green tea with the refreshing coolness of peppermint and sweetness of spearmint, this is a great tea any time of the day. Traditionally this tea is served sweetened, we have left this decision to the drinker.
The least processed of the teas and the leaves are picked earlier in the year when the bud is still closed. This produces a light cup with a light, slightly sweet taste.
White Peony is comprised of a mixture of unopened buds and larger leaves. This creates a light, bright white tea which is smooth in texture and packed for of health-inducing anti-oxidants. A great everyday white tea
Light and sweet White Peony is delicately flavoured with whole blueberries and natural blueberry flavouring. The bright blue petals of the cornflower bring this tea to life
Herbal and Fruit Infusion Teas:
A whole host of wondrous health benefits are associated with this floral infusion, from ultimate relaxation to disease-fighting properties. There is something wonderfully relaxing and inspiring about drinking these little yellow flowers.
If you suffer from any food allergies or intolerances, please notify our staff before ordering.
Our food is prepared in a kitchen where allergens, including nuts, eggs, gluten, celery, lactose, sulphites and mustard are in use.
From the Aspalathus linearis plant, Rooibos or Red Bush as it is more affectionately known, is not a ‘tea’ in the formal sense. Grown in South Africa, Rooibos has a distinctly different flavour and colouring and is completely caffeine free. It also boasts a high level of health-inducing antioxidants, making this an increasingly popular drink.
Ginger Root Tea
Ginger root is believed to have healing properties and is used to relieve the symptoms of many things from the common cold to travel sickness. The unique warmth and slight bite, which comes from drinking the root steeped in hot water, is not only delicious but leaves you feeling energised.
Peppermint is a great cuppa at any time of the day. Often served after a meal, as it is a well-known digestive aid.
This fruit infusion has a wonderfully inviting aroma. Perfect for a summers day.
Basket of Berries
This luscious medley of berries, fruit, rosehip and hibiscus, is like summer in a cup.
We filter our water to ensure you get the best cup of tea possible.