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Assam Decaffeinated
An exceptionally high quality decaffeinated Assam tea, produced using the CO2 method. As a result of the care taken during the decaffeination procedure, you can still appreciate the dark brown leaf with golden tips. This is almost unknown for a decaffeinated tea. The brew is..
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Assam Halmari Gold TGFBOP1
Halmari is a jewel amongst the Assam tea Estates, consistently producing top ranking orthodox cut Assam tea. Halmari Gold is a full bodied Assam tea renowned for being of the highest grade available. It contains an extraordinary quantity of golden tips. This tea is served in some of the most prestig..
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Assam Mangalam
This connoisseur Assam FTGFOP1, (finest tippy golden flowery orange pekoe grade 1) is from the highly regarded Mangalam tea garden and is exceptional. Tasted and compared with other Assam teas by Phil Bayley at Char, this is our gold medal winner. Mangalam tastes deliciously malty, an..
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Assam Panitola
This FTGFOP1, (finest tippy golden flowery orange pekoe grade 1) Assam has an unusual pine-needle shaped leaf and lots of tips. The infusion is medium dark, and the taste is soft and medium-strong with a slightly malty aftertaste. An excellent Assam tea. Assam's characteristic full-bodied ma..
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Assam Thowra
A TGFOP (tippy golden flowery orange pekoe) Assam, this tea grows in one of the most famous tea estates of Assam. It is strong and malty - perfect for cosy evenings by the fireside and ideally taken with cream and sugar. It has a typically large Assamica leaf that is well processed with lots of gold..
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Bishop's Breakfast
Excellent for the inner soul - just like the Bishop's sermon - this is an aromatic blend of high-quality, thoroughly matched broken teas from Assam, Ceylon and Sumatra. This copper-coloured cup with a strong spicy quality can be consumed at any time of the day or night to warm the soul. Yo..
£5.25
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Black Gunpowder Organic
Gunpowder tea is so called because the pellets resemble the gunpowder used by British warships in the 19th century. This black China tea is from the Fujian Province where it is called 'Black Pearls'. It has been carefully processed according to tradition. The leaves have been rolled by hand int..
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Black Sencha
This rare Black Sencha comes from the Zheijiang Province of China. The processing of this tea is the same as the processing of a classic green Sencha but with longer fermetation time. The tea has a fine tangy roasted tone and a mild, very pleasant brew. ..
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Bohea Lapsang
This tea comes from the Wu Yi mountains of the Fujian province of China. Hot air from the pine log fired drying ovens, gives a hint of smokiness. The peat-black, twisted leaf gives a beautiful, hazel liquor with golden hues. The aroma of smoked pine is exquisitely smooth. This lapsang has a gentle s..
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Ceylon Kenilworth
This Lower Dimbula Ceylon orange pekoe tea from the Kenilworth Garden is considered one of the finest Ceylon teas available. It is manufactured using the traditional rolling table. Long wiry leaves give a full-bodied copper-gold-coloured infusion and a smokey, almost oaky taste. Kenilworth..
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Ceylon Special Ratnapura
This tea is a top-speciality FOP (finest orange pekoe) and a true rarity. It comes from central highlands south of Kandy in the Dimbula district of Sri Lanka, and has fine needle-shaped leaves with many silvery tips. The taste is highly aromatic and spicy with a unique quality similar..
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Char Ceylon Supreme
This is true serendipity, meaning a happy discovery: Serendip was one of the names originally given to Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and one fully deserved by Char Ceylon Supreme. It is highgrown in the mountains of Sri Lanka which reach upto 5000 feet. The dry wind blows during the plucking season result..
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Char Ceylon Supreme Pyramid Tea Bags (Biodegradable)
Whole leaf Lower Dimbula Ceylon tea - perhaps the best known tea of all - in a pyramid tea bag. Long wiry leaves give a full-bodied, oaky taste and a copper-coloured infusion. Perfect with milk or without. The tea bags are made from soilon - a corn starch which is biodegradable. ..
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Char Darjeeling Supreme
Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling 1st flush is known as the champagne of teas. This 1st flush Darjeeling is picked towards the end of the 1st flush season. The tea produces an infusion with an enticing amber colour.  A first-flush TGFOP1 Darjeeling, is a little stronger in ..
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Char Darjeeling Supreme Pyramid Tea Bag (Biodegradable)
Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling 1st flush is known as the champagne of teas. This 1st flush Darjeeling is picked towards the end of the 1st flush season. The tea produces an infusion with an enticing amber colour.  A first-flush TGFOP1 Darjeeling, is a little stronger in ..
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Char Mangalam Breakfast
Char Mangalam Breakfast FBOP (finest broken orange pekoe) is the ultimate breakfast tea. We have sourced this tea from the famous Mangalam tea garden in Assam. This tea is deliciously malty with a rich spicy taste. Full of golden tips the leaf produces a beautiful dark amber brew. Mangalam sele..
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China Rose
China black tea (called red tea in China) is blended with fresh rose petals and natural rose flavour. This blending produces a truly memorable sweet and lightly scented tea. This is the best we have tasted - it is excellent hot and perfect iced. An afternoon and evening tea. ..
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Chocolate Gold
This rich South American tea experience is something to savour. It is a black tea with rich rough-cut chocolate chips and cocoa kernels. The result is an exquisite flavour combination that is ideal for lovers of chocolate and tea. Ingredients: black tea, cocoa kernels, chocolate flakes ..
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Chrysanthemum Pu erh
This wonderfully healthy pu erh has been blended with whole white chrysanthemum flowers to create a most interesting tea. White chrysanthemum flowers are known for their cooling effect on the body. This union creates an interesting brew with an unusual aftertaste and a rich red brew. Pu erh tea i..
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Classic Chai
This classic chai is pleasant and strong in flavour. The intensity of taste is due to the carefully selected and authentic ingredients. This spicy chai infusion can be enjoyed straight or latte style with milk and sugar (or honey, or condensed milk or vanilla sugar) for the ultimate taste ..
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Classic Chai Pyramid Tea Bags (Biodegradable)
This classic chai is pleasant and strong in flavour. The intensity of taste is due to the carefully selected and authentic ingredients.The spicy classic chai infusion can be enjoyed straight or latte style with milk and sugar (or honey, or condensed milk or vanilla sugar) for the ultimate taste sens..
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Darjeeling Happy Valley Garden Organic
This FTGFOP1 Darjeeling tea is an unusual blend of first and second-flush organic Darjeeling teas, both from the Happy Valley garden. It is highly aromatic with a full and shiny cup, and the leaf is medium-sized and regular with bright tips. It is one of our favourite Darjeelings. The distinctive..
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Darjeeling Makaibari  FTGFOP1 Organic
Makaibari is the oldest plantation in Darjeeling. The garden is renowned for being the first garden worldwide to consistently practice biodynamic cultivation. This top class tea is characterized by its dark golden leaf with many silvery tips.The famous tea garden, has produced this first-flush Darje..
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Darjeeling Margaret's Hope (Late First Flush)
This comes from the world renowned garden located in a beautiful valley in Darjeeling known as the 'Land of White Orchid. The tea has been produced towards the end of the 1st flush season. The brew is gentle with floral 1st flush aroma. The distinctive flavour of Darjeeling arises from an unusual..
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Darjeeling Margaret's Hope Second Flush
This tea is a second-flush TGFOP1 Darjeeling that was named after the tea garden proprietor's beloved daughter. The garden is planted with Chinese type 'Thea sinensis'. The slow growth of these plants in the cool altitudes of the Himalayas forms the basis for this high-grade tea. The end p..
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Darjeeling Marybong Estate Organic
This first-flush FTGFOP1 Darjeeling tea is from the Marybong tea estate, which is located in the Eastern Valley of Darjeeling. The tea has a well-balanced, aromatically sweet and strong taste, with a certain body. The leaves are smaller, fine and dark with green parts and bright tips...
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Darjeeling Namring Upper First Flush
In 1855, the British started to plant Chinese bushes for tea production in the Namring area of India. Today, Darjeeling tea is known as the 'champagne of teas'. This tea is picked in April in the first plucking or flush. The colour in the cup is an amazing light red combined with a full-bo..
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Darjeeling Soom FTGFOP1 Organic
'Soom' means 'triangle' in the Lepcha language, and is the symbol of the Hindu goddess of wealth. The Soom tea garden in Darjeeling was founded over 120 years ago. Only pure Chinese plants and hybrids grow at these altitudes. This tea, a highly aromatic first flush Darjeeling, is famous for its ambe..
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Earl Grey Supreme
The original Earl Grey tea consisted of pure China tea lightly flavoured with fine bergamot oil. The bergamot flavouring was intended to protect the tea from the taste of mould and tar, which could arise from the long sea journey to England. Char's Earl Grey Supreme now sets the standard for Earl Gr..
£5.50
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Earl Grey Supreme Pyramid Tea Bags (Biodegradable)
The original Earl Grey tea consisted of pure China tea lightly flavoured with fine bergamot oil. The bergamot flavouring was intended to protect the tea from the taste of mould and tar, which could arise from the long sea journey to England. Char's Earl Grey Supreme now sets the standard for Earl Gr..
£14.40
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Emperor's Seven Treasures
Ever since the Middle Ages, the number seven has been the numeric symbol of perfection and completeness. God created heaven and earth in seven days... Now Char has created this perfect blend of green and black tea enriched by royal ingredients and their noble, blazing colours. Our full, fruity and s..
£4.95
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English Breakfast
English breakfast tea has a long pedigree. It dates from the 19th century, when black tea was brought from Keemun in China and blended in Scotland by a teamaster named Drysdale. Our English breakfast is a select blend of teas from Assam and Ceylon. They have a perfect body and aroma, and create a pr..
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English Breakfast
English Breakfast tea comes with an ancient pedigree. Its heritage goes back to the 19th century when black tea was brought from Keemun in China. First blended in Scotland by a teamaster named Drysdale. Our English breakfast is a mix of a selected blend of Assam and a high grown Ceylon tea. It ..
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Golden Breakfast
Usually known as Golden Needle, this tea is a treasure yet to be discovered by most English tea drinkers. This a connoisseur tea which our Chinese tea buyer describes as the best black tea in China today. Notice the long rolled up leaves and the golden colour. This is a must try tea from the Yunnan ..
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Golden Bud (Hong Jin Ya)
Yunnan province is one of the three birthplaces of tea, and it is said to be home to the world's oldest cultivated tea tree - allegedly 3200 years old. We have chosen this tea for you because of its exceptional taste. The tea is picked in spring and consists of a bud only. The limited quantity of th..
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Golden Nepal
The small tea plantations in Nepal are still owned by families who produce their tea by hand. These fine teas are produced in very small growing areas at altitudes of 1000 to 2000m. The result is a mild and very aromatic leaf tea with a striking, medium-sized well-worked leaf and many tips. It is a ..
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Golden Pu erh
Puerh teas are distinctive and centuries ago were reserved for the privileged only. The leaves were traditionally buried in the ground to develop an earthy taste and alleged health properties such as; improving digestion, reducing cholesterol and it's use as a slimming aid. Today more modern methods..
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Himalayan Gold and Honey
This tea won the North American tea championship for the best black tea in February 2015. It is truly a masterpiece of the tea craft. The tea comes from gardens which sit 11,000 feet above sea level. The rich malty brew has a special honey sweetness. It is well balanced and delicious. Drink with or ..
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Irish Breakfast
With an annual per-capita consumption of more than 3kg, the Irish are still the world champions when it comes to drinking tea. If you like strong tea, this is the one. Stronger than English breakfast, this balanced blend is made from the season's strongest broken teas. A deep dark infusion with a hi..
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Irish Breakfast
With an annual per-capita consumption of more than 3kg, the Irish are still the world champions when it comes to drinking tea. If you like strong tea, this is the one. Stronger than English breakfast, this balanced blend is made from the season's strongest broken teas. A deep dark infusion with a hi..
£4.60
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