Everything Stops for Tea
The naming of teas is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your everyday games - Some might think you mad as a hatter, Should you tell them each goes by various names ~ T.S. Elliott
Legends about the discovery of tea, with the origins of the beverage is shrouded in Chinese folklore. One legend credits the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, who discovered that the boiling of water made it safe to drink. The Emperor drank the liquid and found it tasty, and relaxing. The Chinese word for tea is tcha.
Tea really is the most refreshing drink in the afternoon and it is a shame to spoil its flavour by not brewing it correctly. We serve the highest quality teas, from traditional Earl Grey to Herbal teas for guests who prefer to limit caffeine consumption. Our thermostatically controlled kettles produce perfectly brewed tea, every time.
There are three main types of tea to choose from: black tea, oolong or red tea, and green tea. Each type of tea has a number of varieties each with its own distinctive flavour and aroma.
"Thank you once again for the wonderful afternoon. You did a fabulous job making us all feel very special. The food was amazing, and everyone just loved the different tea flavours. I have heard many positive comments from my friends. It was such a treat for me to be able to enjoy a tea party in my own home and not have to do anything for it!" ... Ingrid K.
Classic Black Teas
Baroness Grey- The dried lemon peels add an additional tartness to the citrus character of the tea making it a fantastic alternative to traditional Earl Grey.
BuccaneerExciting on many frontiers ~ Black Tea, Toasted Coconut, Chocolate & Vanilla. This adventurous profusion of flavours complement each other enthusiastically making Buccaneer a standout amongst teas.
Caramel - Its sweet butteriness makes this tea one of the great dessert teas. The slight vanilla notes of the blend mix perfectly with a little milk and a dash of sugar.
Ceylon Black Located in the famed Uva Highlands of Sri Lanka, this OP grade tea is grown at an elevation of 5,000-6,000 ft above sea level. Slim, gently twisted black & deep chestnut hued leaves steep to a bright copper-colored cup. Distinct citrus notes, medium body & clean, brisk character are hallmarks of this highly valued black tea.
Cheeky Peach and Ginger Sweet, fruity & aromatic. Embraced by spices of cinnamon, clove, ginger, and peach, a marvellous afternoon tea
Chocolate Mint - Fresh lovely mint combined with full flavoured chocolate tea that is wonderfully reminiscent of an after-dinner mint. How decadent!
Cream Earl Grey - Our most popular tea! A flavourful Earl Grey mellowed with delicious maple and vanilla.
Earl Grey Aromatic - We have been told repeatedly: "This is the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted!"
Earl Grey ExtraFor the "extreme" Earl Grey lover, we've added more Bergamot oil to our famous Earl Grey tea to make Earl Grey Extra.
Mademoiselle Grey Classic Earl Grey blended with rose petals - gently alluring.
Victorian Earl Grey Take a step back into the past with this floral blend. This tea is a sensational mixture of Rose Congou black tea, rose petals, lavender, rosemary and high quality bergamot flavour. The aroma of the brewed tea is slightly earthy and woody from the rosemary and lavender, and while the brewed tea has this taste as well, it is rounded out with the citrus taste of bergamot and the sweet rose petals.
Chamomile- Chamomile produces a sweetish cup with notes of honey and subtle blend of fruit.
Pure Peppermint Tea - Peppermint is an herb and contains no caffeine. Peppermint tea is made from both the leaves and the flowers.
Lemon Ginger - The zesty citrus flavour of lemon has been invigorating the tea experience for hundreds of years. Chinese herbalists were known to use the pungent taste of ginger in tea over 2500 years ago. The combination of these two great flavours make for a lively and enjoyable herbal tea experience.
Beatrix Potter Strawberry Herbal Tisane Blend - This naturally flavoured, caffeine-free, strawberry herbal blend, adds a delightful sweetness that is sure to appeal to children while the natural and organic blend keeps parents happy. This is the tea of choice for Children's Parties.
Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange - A refreshing herbal tea expertly blended with honeybush and the delicious flavours of mandarin and orange to deliver a mouth-watering tea with a fresh citrus aroma and naturally sweet taste.
Cherry Rose Infusion Green -With its inviting bouquet and subtle flavours of cherry and rose, this gourmet tea is created using Japanese-style organic green tea features dried rose petals and natural flavouring.
Chai Tea - The most common spices found in Chai are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper that are masterfully blended for an exotic taste sensation.
Scarlet O Herbal Blossom - You’ll feel like Margaret Mitchell's heroine, Scarlett O'Hara, from her 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind, as you sip this delicate looking blend that houses surprising strength. An undertone of Hibiscus, Elderflower, Rose petals is accentuated by sweet organic honeybush. This naturally caffeine-free tea is tart, sweet and thirst-quenching.
White Gingered Apricot Need to spice things up a bit? Here's the perfect blend ~ mildly toasty white peony paired with a fuzzy medley of fragrant fruit & just a touch of heat.
Holiday Teas - We offer a variety of seasonal teas, depending on
"Thank you again for all your hard work and absolutely fabulous scones, strawberries and tea. I couldn't have been more pleased. Your suggestions for the scones and tea were perfect. The friendship toast was a wonderful way to start the tea and the etiquette chat was fun." ... Eva A.
We are regularly adding to our tea menu, so please inquire as to additional teas that may not be listed here.