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TEA

Tea, high quality tea, green tea, black tea | Imperial Teas

Our range of tea is chosen from thousands of samples sent to us each year from the producing countries around the world. No speciality worthy of the name passes us by and often we are the exclusive stockists in this country, if not Europe, of the world's finest and most rare varieties. We now have a special relationship with growers and their agents in the country of origin and this gives us access to teas picked on as little as one morning of the year in the greatest tea gardens of the world and even teas that are grown only for us by special order. This also enables us to keep a good supply as demand for unusual teas has grown over the past ten years and there is fiercer competition for the limited stock. These rare teas are part of our range of over four hundred types. In offering so many, teas that standing on their own would seem like one of the most precious things in the world can slip by unnoticed. We urge you to be as experimental as possible and to take time to discover and enjoy the little gems gracing our shelves.

Tea cultivation is as complex, if not more so than wine producing, so it should not be a surprise to see so many varieties on offer. Great variation in quality and flavour exist, even from the same bush in the same garden! These variations are a result of many things such as climatic conditions, soil type, time of year, how the leaves are picked and as importantly, how they are processed. It is a perfect balance of nature and nurture. Despite this almost boundless choice, most of the tea drunk in this country is blended to remove these unique characteristics and provide a homogenised product where choice is limited to which shape of teabag you prefer! Although as a nation we are one of the largest tea consumers it is widely acknowledged that nearly all of the tea imported into Britain is of the poorest quality imaginable. For the past 25 years we are pleased, with your support and enthusiasm, to have played a small part in changing this.

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  1. Not Your Everday Lincoln Black Tea

    Not Your Everday Lincoln Black Tea

    The blend of Indian and African teas produces a bright, robust cup of tea perfect for all day, every day drinking. It won’t surprise those who like a traditional cup of tea, well apart from the quality! A tea from the Shire that does things better! No offense to the others! Proud Yellowbelly alert! Learn More
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  2. Orange Flavoured Black Tea

    Orange Flavoured Black Tea

    Sweet oil of orange adds a refreshing quality to the light blend of malty, fruity black tea. Learn More
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  3. Passion Fruit Flavoured Black Tea

    Passion Fruit Flavoured Black Tea

    Exotic fruits and tea seem to work so well together and that is certainly the case with this enchanting blend. The sweet yet tart fragrance of passion fruit creates a heady aroma and exciting flavour in the cup. Learn More
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  4. Peach Flavoured Black Tea

    Peach Flavoured Black Tea

    This is a sumptuous, highly perfumed and wonderfully sweet tea. It is worth trying for the fragrance alone. Peach oil and Ceylon tea is a marriage made in heaven! The ripe sweetness is balanced with a mouthwatering, juicy sharpness. Learn More
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  5. Pina Colada Flavoured Black Tea

    Pina Colada Flavoured Black Tea

    The classic cocktail of pineapple and coconut works beautifully as a tea. Fun and tropical, it is a summer holiday in a cup! Learn More
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  6. Redbush Natural - Rooibos Tea

    Redbush Natural - Rooibos Tea

    This South African tisane is a great substitute for real tea with its rich red colour and flavour. It is particularly suited to children, being free of caffeine and rich in healthy antioxidants. Can be taken with milk and honey or fruit sugar. Learn More
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  7. Rwanda Gisovu Silverback Black Tea

    Rwanda Gisovu Silverback Black Tea

    Gisovu tea is rich, bold and full of flavour, thanks to the high altitude of the growing slopes and the fertile soil the bushes grow in. Renowned for its fresh, crisp, almost tart finish this tea offers a very refreshing brew. It has a green apple aroma with flavour notes of caramel, currants, rose and hints of pepper. Learn More
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  8. Sea of Desire Flavoured Black Tea

    Sea of Desire Flavoured Black Tea

    This passionate blend of wild cherry, mango, strawberry and scented flowers have the desired effect upon the palate! The complex fragrance and flavours appeal to the senses and leave a lingering, sweet aftertaste. Learn More
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  9. Strawberry Flavoured Black Tea

    Strawberry Flavoured Black Tea

    The fragrance of English summer strawberries and sweet flavour all bound up in a cup. I can just see an afternoon tea laid out in front of me! I have fond memories of this tea as it was my first introduction to the wonderful world of tea beyond tea bags! Learn More
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