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Teas :: Black Tea

China black is a fermented tea with a dark leaf and pleasing aroma. The infusion gives a clear red liquor with a strong though mellow taste. Each variety displays local characteristics, due to different topography, climate, soil, species and processing techniques.

BOP: Broken Orange Pekoe
Small broken-leaf grade. The liquor usually has good color with strength in the cup. It is used in many grades.

CTC: Cutting, Tearing and Curling
The leaves undergo withering, fermentation and cut in CTC machine to give it a grainy shape and are finally dried in a dryer.

OP: Orange Pekoe
Long, thin, wiry leaves that sometimes contain leaf buds. The liquor is light to dark in color. The OP Classification is often confused by consumers who mistakenly believe it refers to tea flavor as opposed to leaf size.

P: Pekoe
Small, shorter leaves that are not as wiry as OP leaves. Whole leaves of a uniform size; may include leaves picked from lower on the branch (leaf bud and two leaves below the bud)

FOP: Flowery Orange Pekoe
A leaf that is as long or longer than an OP but not as tightly rolled. The liquor tends to be lighter than broken grades. "Flowery" indicates tender leaf buds.

FBOP: Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
It is usually larger than the standard BOP and often contains silver and brown tips. The tips are not pieces of flower, but tender new leaf buds.

GFBOP: Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
A BOP with more tip than the FBOP. Tips do not necessarily add to the quality of the cup; however, most top grades do have tips.

GFTOP: Golden Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe
This typically describes a top grade of full-leaf Darjeeling and Assam teas. The tip may comprise up to 25 percent of the whole leaf. Buds have a lighter color than leaves, hence the "golden" nomenclature

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Assam Fancy TGFOP 1 lb. $28.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Assam Fancy TGFOP 1/2 lb. $14.75
The most flavorful tips form this fine black tea. Assam teas are especially good where the water conditions overpower more delicate teas.
Assam GFBOP 1 lb. $22.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Assam GFBOP 1/2 lb. $11.60
This tea comes from some of the finest plantations in the superb tea growing area. For those who really loves a strong cup of tea.
Assam Kalgar BOP 1 lb. $21.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Assam Kalgar BOP 1/2 lb. $11.10
Light aroma, burgundy liquor, good all-around tea. Grown in the Northern Dooar's district.
Ceylon Fancy OP 1 lb. $29.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Ceylon Fancy OP 1/2 lb. $14.75
Orange Pekoe, long, thin, wiry leaves, light aroma and flavor.
Ceylon Supreme Pekoe 1 lb. $27.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Ceylon Supreme Pekoe 1/2 lb. $14.25
Good balance of body, clean and brisk flavor, pleases all.
China Black FOP 1 lb. $24.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
China Black FOP 1/2 lb. $12.60
Rich aroma with a nice smooth flavor.
China Pu-Erh 1 lb. $24.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of 180F water.
China Pu-Erh 1/2 lb. $12.60
Large leaves are pressed into bowls, wrapped in silk and semi-fermented, but for longer than traditional Oolong the taste ranges from mild to earthy to deep, malty flavor. Maintains flavor through multiple infusions.
Darjeeling Blend STGFOP 1 lb. $40.40
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Darjeeling Blend STGFOP 1/2 lb. $20.20
Grown in the Puttabong Gardens. Full bodied, rich, red liquor, delicious, medium leaf.
English Breakfast 1 lb. $24.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
English Breakfast 1/2 lb. $12.60
Brisk, high-quality, India and assam tea great morning tea.
Irish Breakfast 1 lb. $22.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Irish Breakfast 1/2 lb. $11.60
This blend of Ceylon and Assam is a more complex and substantial tea then English Breakfast. It is full bodied hearty tea with a malty flavor.
Keemun 1 lb. $24.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Keemun 1/2 lb. $12.65
Clear, sweet liquor, superb bouquet, full bodied, great iced, from China.
Lapsang Souchong 1 lb. $22.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Lapsang Souchong 1/2 lb. $11.60
A China black pan-fired over pine to produce a very smokey 'tarry' flavor. Very distinct. Large leaf, clear bright 'tarry' flavor.
Merchant's Tea Blend 1 lb. $24.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Merchant's Tea Blend 1/2 lb. $12.60
Private blend of high quality assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon full bodied.
Nilgiri Organic Korakunda BOP 1 lb. $17.75
This organic black tea has a desirable woodsy flavor, golden yellow slightly reddish cup. Rich in Aroma.
Nilgiri Organic Korakunda BOP 1/2 lb. $8.95
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Russian Caravan 1 lb. $22.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Russian Caravan 1/2 lb. $11.60
A good proportion of Lapsand Souchong gives this blend its smoky character. While fine Keemun teas round out its edges.
Scottish Breakfast 1 lb. $28.85
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Scottish Breakfast 1/2 lb. $14.60
This wonderful blend of black tea is a little darker and more full in body than Irish Breakfast.
Tanzania GFBOP1 1 lb. $21.80
One teaspoon per five ounces of boiling water.
Tanzania GFBOP1 1/2 lb. $11.15
Livingstonia Estate. Fullbody black tea.


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