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English Breakfast Tea from Canton Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Tea Blend Where to Buy:  Canton Tea Company Tea Description: The UK’s favourite – a classic English tea with New York roots.   The first English Breakfast Tea was created in New York in the 1800s by our namesake, the original Canton Tea Co. Their black tea was a runaway success, replicated by all other tea companies. Our superior house blend has now been reformulated by Rare Tea Hunter Phil Mumby and is full of complex flavours. The neat, wiry leaves of two Assams from the Nokhroy and Siajuli estates provide the backbone of this tea, Read More

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Rington’s Kenyan Gold Tea from Rington’s Premium English Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black, Where to Buy: Rington’s Tea Tea Description: Kenyan Gold is a luxury, top quality tea. Bright, golden with a full, refreshing flavour. From our “Extra Fresh” family of wholesale teas. This includes two cup Kenyan Gold tea bags that are flavour locked for freshness and shipped from the US. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: It is always nice to have a steadfast bagged tea to grab quickly as I am trying to join the rat race on time in the morning.  I am NOT naturally a morning person. The irony is that I Read More

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Earl Grey by Pipers Loose leaf Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Pipers Loose Leaf Tea Tea Description: Made with the finest China teas including a large portion of white tips (the most prized leaf of the plant) and blended with the highest quality Sicilian oil of bergamot available. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have had Earl Grey teas in the past and they are certainly not one of the first I reach for when looking to fill my cup. I have found them rather lackluster, and have found myself suspecting tea companies of using the bergamot to hide 2nd rate teas Read More

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Assam 1860 Bagged Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Assam 1860 Tea Description: We’ve been growing tea for more than 150 years. That’s right, 150 years of experience and expertise that goes into making a cup of tea with pedigree. And it tastes delicious. Assam 1860 is a black tea that celebrates tea itself. It is made only from leaves plucked in the picturesque Thowra Estate, a chai bagan set up in 1860. We ensure that the phrase ‘garden fresh’ lives up to its every promise. The leaves are plucked, processed and packed in the estate itself, ensuring quality and freshness that Read More

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Traditional Black Tea from Rington’s Premium English Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Rington’s Premium English Teas Tea Description: “Our Traditional Tea Blend contains some of the best teas produced from around the world, selected predominantly from our long standing relationships with family businesses in East Africa and India. Our expert tea blenders taste and choose each individual tea that goes into the blend, ensuring you always receive that unique, refreshing and lasting flavour that makes Ringtons Traditional our most popular blend in the US.” Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Since I’ve returned from my trip to the UK, I have been on Read More