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2019 First Flush Sampling

More first flush samples arrived today. We will be choosing from some familiar names, and some new ones; Giddapahar, Oaks, Avongrove, Jungpana, Puttabong and Arya for Darjeeling…Kamakhya, Bordubi, Margherita, and Raidang for Assam. We’ll let you know what we select and, most importantly, when they’re available to purchase!

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Smoke on the Water

“Churchill probably drank the smoky tarry deliciousness because it could stand on its own beside the real smoke of his ever-present Cuban cigars…”

We recently came across this wonderful photo and blog post about Winston Churchill and a couple of his favourite habits, namely cigars and the unmistakable smoked black tea called Lapsang Souchong. Continue reading Smoke on the Water

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Dan Cong Black Single Trunk

One of our most interesting new arrivals in 2018 was this single trunk, or Dan Cong, black tea from the Phoenix mountains of Guangdong Province (China).

We had heard about these teas over the last year or two…rumours of unique flavours and remarkable aromas derived from volcanic soil and high altitude moss and lichen…and were very interested in giving one a try. We were definitely not disappointed! Continue reading Dan Cong Black Single Trunk