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Assam 'Special'

FTGFOP - Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, 2nd Flush

 

An excellent second flush Assam, premium large leaves with lots of golden tips, indicative of good quality. Tasting deliciously malty and richly spicy, producing a beautiful deep amber liquor.

                                                               

50gm     £2.25

100gm   £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Assam 'New Seasons'            Sorry out of stock

1st Flush

 

A beautiful Assam, tips plucked from the first flush of the growing season. An Assam  not usually available on the European markets. Aromatically fresh, producing a light cup, with a lovely gentle bite, a lively little number! A tea full of golden tips indicating very high quality.

50gm     £3.00

100gm  £6.00

250gm  £15.00                    

Assam

GBOP - Golden Broken Orange Pekoe, 2nd Flush

 

A classic blend of Assam estate teas. Well selected leaves of the 'second flush', including lots of golden tips indicative of good quality. Producing a rich full-flavoured cup with a recognizable malty character. This blend of tips works particularly well with hard water and milk.

 

Blackcurrant & Black Tea

 

Fragrant natural blackcurrant flavour with leaf blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea.

Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

126gm  £3.78

250gm  £7.50

Ceylon

OP - Orange Pekoe

 

A classic blend of well-balanced large tips from selected harvests, producing a fresh aromatic and pleasant cup, enjoy with a slice of lemon.

50gm     £1.75

100gm  £3.50

250gm  £8.75

Ceylon 'Dimbula'

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe

 

A classic Ceylon tea of the famous Dimbula tea gardens, grown on the western slopes of the district. This elegant tea offers a well-balanced cup with a fresh bright taste, enjoy with a slice of lemon.

50gm     £1.60

126gm  £4.03

250gm  £8.00

Ceylon

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe - 1

 

A high-grade full-bodied broken leaf tea, producing a rich and deep coloured liquor. A pleasant and satisfying cup with a note of natural sweetness.

50gm     £2.25

100gm  £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Ceylon 'Nuwara Eliyah'          Sorry out of stock

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe

 

A top quality tea from the Nuwara Eliyah District on the island, where the tea bushes are grown at altitudes of up 2000m , producing a soft, highly aromatic flavoured tea. A delicate slightly reddish pekoe leaf, with a golden cup and a flowery bouquet, typical of these altitudes.

50gm     £1.80

100gm  £3.60

250gm  £9.00

Christmas Tea

Orange Spice or Vanilla Spice

 

A festive favourite at Irvin's, full of warm seasonal spices blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea, add a nugget of cane sugar to enhance the flavour.

Share a pot of tea with those you love.

Usually available from September to December, but can be blended to order.

50gm     £2.25

100gm  £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Cinnamon Tea

 

Warm and spicy cinnamon blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea.

Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Coconut Tea

 

Rasps of tasty coconut blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea.

Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Coconut & Peppermint Tea

 

Rasps of tasty coconut and refreshing peppermint blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea, a truly delicious combination.

Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £2.00

100gm  £4.00

250gm  £10.00

Darjeeling

TGFOP - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe, 2nd Flush

 

A classic of the Indian teas, rated amongst the best in the world. High grown and plucked from June to July, producing excellent flavours of fruit and delicate floral notes, reminiscent of a fine muscatel.

 A combination of dark green leaves with a large portion of light green and white leaf tips.

50gm     £2.25

100gm  £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Earl Grey

 

In 1833 Earl Grey, the Earl of Howick Hall, at that time the British Prime Minister, suspended the price monoply which the East India Company had over the tea trade with China.

The originally pure Chinese tea was lightly flavoured with fine and uplifting Bergamot oil. The additional fragrance which was provided by the Chinese was intended to protect the tea from the taste of mould and tar which could arise from the long voyage at sea to Royal England.

Little did they know that they had created one of Englands finest and most favoured teas - named in honour of Earl Grey.

50gm     £1.75

100gm  £3.50

250gm  £8.75

30 teabags £2.80

Lady Grey

Earl Grey

 

A beautiful variation of the delicious Earl Grey. Premium Chinese large leaf black tea, flavoured with the aromatic Bergamot oil, the twist comes with the additional flavours of sweet orange and zesty lemon.

50gm     £2.50

126gm  £6.30

250gm  £12.50

Blue Lady

Earl Grey

 

A delightful, elegant cup of premium Chinese black leaf tea with the addition of refreshing and uplifting oil of Bergamot, the zing of lime and the softness of cornflowers.

50gm     £2.15

100gm  £4.30

250gm  £10.75

Earl Grey 'Excelsior'               Sorry currently out of stock

 

Regarded as an 'afternoon tea', Excelsior is a beautifully balanced combination of finest Yunnan tips which provides a slightly earthy touch, a nuance of mellow Keemun and Ceylon, which complements the teas with its fullness, an English style classic.

50gm     £2.50

100gm  £5.00

250gm  £12.50

Earl Grey 'Superior'

 

Known as an 'afternoon tea'. The widely popular Bergamot flavour gives the classic from China a delicious freshness and when blended with the fine quality second flush Darjeeling is is a delicious taste experience.

50gm     £2.50

100gm  £5.00

250gm  £12.50

English Leaf Blend

TGFOP - Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

 

Among the many types of English tea blends which are on offer today, the traditional classics are still amongst the most popular.

This blend is based on the traditional recipe of select Ceylon, Assam and Java leaf teas, each complementing the other; producing a well-balanced spicy taste, suitable for any time of the day.

50gm     £1.90

100gm  £3.80

250gm  £9.50

English Breakfast Blend

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe

 

A classic blend of black teas from the best of the Assam and Ceylon crops, here with an elegant peak of Darjeeling and a twist of balancing Sumatran teas.

50gm     £1.60

100gm  £3.20

250gm  £8.00

Ginger Tea

 

Warming pieces of delicious ginger with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. A great tea to help settle nausea.

Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Irish Breakfast Tea

 

An in house special blend of excellent tasting top quality broken short tips. This is a blend of the seasons strongest teas and is fast brewing, producing a deep, dark infusion with a strong malty character.

A hugely popular tea at Irvin's, which has affectionately re-named by many of our customers as 'builders brew'.

Try with a pinch of our Lapsang Souchong!

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Irvin's Breakfast Blend

 

A  brisk clean cup with a fresh lemonic taste, well rounded, good colour with no aftertaste.

An excellent house blend of top quality tips.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Java 'Malabar'

 

A classic Indonesian black tea, aromatic and full-flavoured, a tangy solid cup making this an ideal choice as a breakfast tea. Traditionally used in blends, but is now enjoying recognition on its own.

50gm     £2.50

100gm  £5.00

250gm  £12.50                                    

Kenya

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe

 

A classic East African broken leaf of excellent quality. The fast brewing short tips produce a good strong flavoured orange cup.

Kenya 'Tinderet'

GFBOP - Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

 

Grown on plantations situated on the slopes of Mount Kenya at altitudes of up to 1700m and produces a completely different tasting Kenyan tea that is most commonly available. The well worked dark brown leaf gives an aromatic, slightly fruity bouquet reminiscent of high-grown Ceylon and Darjeeling teas. Take care not to overbrew.

50gm     £2.25

100gm  £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Keemun

 

Keemun is one of the most important teas in China. It is grown in the province of Anhui in Central China, where small plantations and family run farms are able to offer their exquisite specialities to the western market. Despite its great popularity, Keemun has only been produced since 1875. Before this time only green teas had been produced in Anhui.  Keemun is a soft, finely aromatic and very mild tea with a marvellous, regular sinesis leaf. The cup colour shines a beautiful deep red, the bouquet is spicy and sweetish .

50gm    £1.60

100gm   £3.20

250gm  £8.00

Lotus, Rose Petal & Black Tea

 

Fine quality Chinese black tea flavoured with the luxurious lotus fruit and decorated with fragrant rose petals. A tea of sensual indulgence!

50gm     £2.00

100gm  £4.00

250gm  £10.00

Lapsang Souchong

 

When plucking this tea, it is not the youngest leaves and buds that are taken but the Souchong leaf: riper, larger leaves from the lower part of the tea bushes. After fermentation, these leaves are put on hot iron pans or iron plates and roasted for a short time and then the tea is smoked over pine woods rich in resin. Lapsang Souchong is a classic tea from China, delicate, smooth and richly aromatic.

Take care not to overbrew.

50gm     £2.00

100gm  £4.00

250gm  £10.00

Lemon Tea

 

Refreshing lemon with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Masala Spice Chai

 

Traditional Indian spices blended with premium Assam tea, enjoy the stimulating warmth of cinnamon, aniseed, ajowan seeds, cloves, ginger, coriander, caraway seeds, black pepper and cardamom. An excellent aid to digestion and circulation.

50gm     £2.50

10gm  £5.00

250gm  £12.50

Mango Tea

 

The natural flavour of delicious sweet mango with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Golden Nepal

 

The small tea plantations in Nepal are mostly operated by small-holders, these family run businesses are without their own production plants.

At altitudes of between 1000m and 2000m  aromatic and fine teas are produced, mainly from Chinese hybrids. Due to the small growing areas they are only the teas are only available in small quantities.

A mild and very aromatic leaf tea with a striking, medium sized, well-worked leaf with many tips. It is a tea of prime quality soft, elegant and with a light smoky sweetness. The bouquet is round and spicy.

50gm     £3.50

100gm  £7.00

250gm  £17.50                                

Nepalese 'Maloom'

FTGFOP-1, Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - 1

 

This delightful tea grows on the rooftop of the world, producing a full-bodied flavour with a fruity delicacy. Having the fine characteristics of of the excellent teas of Sikkim and Darjeeling, Maloom is a powerful yet fine tea, enjoy without milk.

50gm     £3.50

100gm  £7.00

250gm  £17.50

Nilgiri

BOP - Broken Orange Pekoe

 

An impressive South Indian tea holding a fresh slightly sharp-edged flavour with good body. It is reminiscent of a first flush Assam. A multi-coloured uneven leaf, producing a copper colour cup with the scent of fresh flowers.

50gm     £1.90

100gm   £3.80

250gm   £9.50

Orange Tea

 

The natural sweet flavour of oranges with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

126gm  £3.78

250gm  £7.50

Passionfruit Tea

 

The natural sweet flavour of sweet tasting passionfruit with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm   £3.00

250gm   £7.50

Peach Tea

 

The natural soft flavour of delicious peach, holding a wonderful aroma. Blended with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Pu-Erh

 

Grown in the ancient tea growing province of Yunnan. Traditionally Pu-Erh teas are known as double fermented teas and were packed into cakes and buried in the ground. Yunnan Pu-Erh teas are leaves that are re-hydrated after fermentation.

After production these teas are stored in cool cellars for at least one year. The dark to light brown leaf develops a strong spicy and earthy taste with a slight woody note, unusual but delicious. The tea produces a deep red liquor, and is commonly known as 'red tea'.

 

Raspberry Tea

 

The natural flavour of sweet summer raspberries with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea, decorated with raspberry leaves. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Rose Petal Tea

 

This tea belongs to the beautiful classical scented teas. Processed in a traditional way: red rose  petals and the tea leaves are layered during the production process and after the right quality has been achieved  they are separated by sieving. China Rose tea is typically sweet, full flavoured and delicte in its floral flavour.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Russian Caravan

 

Long before tea was imported from China and until the end of the 17th century, people living at the time of the czars had been drinking 'smitten', a brew made with hot water, honey and herbs. Today tea is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in Russia. This black tea blend is based on an old Russian recipe and is perfectly suitable for being served from a samovar. A highly aromatic tea at the same time soft flavour with a slightly smoky note

50gm     £1.80

100gm   £3.6

250gm  £9.00

Sikkim 'Temi'

TGFOP-1, Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe - 1, 2nd Flush

 

The small former kingdom of Sikkim is today an Indian state. The tea garden Temi has been producing - in small quantities - high grade first and second flush qualities for centuries. This is a truly excellent floral, well-balanced, highly aromatic tea from the second flush period.

Fine shaped colourful leaves with lots of white and golden tips. The beautiful amber coloured cup with the flowery and gentle spicy note really is superb. Teas from the altitudes of Sikkim are similar to the ones of Darjeeling, but they do have a much softer cup.

50gm     £3.50

100gm   £7.00

250gm   £17.50

Strawberry Tea

 

The natural flavour of sweet summer strawberries with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Vanilla Tea

 

Real vanilla pod with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

Wild Cherry Tea

 

The natural flavour of delicious wild cherry with light, low caffeine Chinese black tea. Try chilled with a splash of lemonade and ice.

50gm     £1.50

100gm  £3.00

250gm  £7.50

Yunnan

FOP - Flowery Orange Pekoe

 

Due to its geographical location and climate conditions Yunnan can be compared to Assam. Our Yunnan is a medium strong, spicy tea and has a dark medium length leaf with bronze coloured tips. The brewing reveals its earthy, woody and light floral bouquet with a very delicate hint of smoke.

50gm     £2.25

100gm  £4.50

250gm  £11.25

Yame Houjicha

 

The production of Japanese Houjicha is similar to the green tea process (steaming, drying,shaping) then a fourth step is added. The green tea is roasted by an experienced tea master above a charcoal fire, from which this tea gets its distinctive taste - smooth, earthy and slightly malty and upon brewing reveals a deep golden cup.

The roasting process also diminishes the tannin and caffeine content of the leaves. Yame Houjicha has a pleasant mild character and is very popular ice tea in Japan.

50gm     £4.50

100gm  £9.00

250gm  £22.50

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50gm      £1.75

100gm   £3.50

250gm   £8.75

30 bags  £2.80

50gm     £1.75

100gm  £3.50

250gm  £8.75

30 bags £2.80

50gm     £2.50

100gm  £5.00

250gm  £12.50

50gm     £1.75

100gm  £3.50

250gm  £8.75

Assam Special FTGOP Assam 'New Seasons' 1st Flush Assam GBOP Blackcurrant Tea Ceylon BOP Ceylon 'Dimbula' BOP Ceylon 'Kandy' BOP Ceylon 'Nuwara Eliyah' BOP Cinnamon Tea Coconut Tea Coconut & Mint Tea Darjeeling FTGFOP Earl Grey Earl Grey 'Lady Grey' Blue Lady Earl Grey 'Superior' Earl Grey 'Excelsior' English Breakfast Blend BOP Large Leaf English Blend Ginger Tea Irish Breakfast Blend Irvins Breakfast Blend Java 'Malabar' Kenyan BOP Kenyan Mountain GBOP Keemun Lotus & Rose Lapsang Souchong Lemon Tea Masala Spice Chai Mango Tea Nepal 'Golden' Nepalese 'Maloom' FTGFOP-1 Nilgiri 'Tiger Hill' FOP Orange Tea Passionfruit Tea Peach Tea Pu Erh Raspberry Tea Russian Caravan China Rose Congou Strawberry Tea Vanilla Tea Wild Cherry Tea Yame Houji Cha Orange Tea Darjeeling 'Thurbo' TGFOP-1 Assam Special FTGOP

All items are subject to availabilty