Discover Speciality Tea
Looking for a new tea to try or perhaps an exciting tea gift?
We have something for everybody - from classic teas to something more surprising.
What is the difference between the tea types?
Black Tea - Perfect for the morning
Black Tea has been the old time favourite amongst the UK tea drinkers. During its production process, black tea undergoes fermentation or oxidisation, producing dark tea leaves and imparting a rich full-bodied liquor with an astringent flavour profile. Black tea is strong in flavour and the caffeine content is around 47mg per cup. If you need a morning pick-me-up, An English Breakfast tea, Assam or Darjeeling is the way to go! Learn more about Black Tea.
Rooibos Tea - Naturally caffeine free
Rooibos or Redbush is naturally caffeine-free herbal tea. Rooibos comes from South Africa and it is known for its various health benefits, including being an anti-inflammatory, and contain high levels of antioxidants. The teas are deep-red in colour with nutty and sweet flavour. It can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Herbal Tea - Enjoy the calming effects
Herbal teas are also caffeine free and have great calming effects. Herbal teas can be brewed like any tea by infusing the ingredients with hot water, but they are also great for use with cold brew infusions, making them perfect for the introduction of spring and summer months. Read more about Jasmine Tea, Peppermint Tea, Chamomile and Lemongrass Tea.
Green Tea - Rich in antioxidants
The green tea has gain popularity in recent years and it is far the most popular beverage in the Far East. It is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea has subtle yet complex flavours, but also for its many health benefits and high levels of antioxidants.
Fruit Tea - Sweeten up your afternoon
Fruit teas are not made from tea leaves, making this tea different from any other tea. Fruit teas are made from different fruits, berries, bark, flowers or roots, and are naturally caffeine free. They are very refreshing and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Chai Tea - Perfect for digestion
Chai Tea is traditionally a creamy tea and it's made with hot milk instead of water. In India, these teas are commonly consumed to aid digestion and create a sense of well-being. Chai Tea is also a great ingredient for desserts. The huge variation of chai recipes means the beverage can take on many different flavour directions depending on the ingredients used. Chai that’s heavy on the ginger and black peppercorns can leave a fire-y bite. Others containing more vanilla, cinnamon or nutmeg may leave behind a sweeter note. Read more about Chai Tea.
White Tea - Deliciously creamy and full of antioxidants
White tea is very low in caffeine. It is rare, delicate, and delicious, white tea has been compared in flavour to honey, apricots, peaches, and chestnuts. It is subtle and mellow yet still clean and refreshing . White tea is known to be one of the most delicate tea varieties in the world because it is so minimally processed. White tea is harvested before the tea plant’s leaves open fully, when the young buds are still covered by fine white hairs, hence the name “white” tea. Learn more about White Tea.
Matcha tea - Versatile and super healthy
In Japan people have been consuming Matcha green tea for over 800 years, and due to its health benefits, versatility and unique flavour it is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. Matcha green tea consists of a fine tea powder, made by stone milling de-steemed and deveined Camellia Sinensis leaves; a process that requires exceptional skills and patience. Whilst the traditional way to enjoy Matcha is as a tea, it is very versatile and can be used in lattes, juices, desserts and cakes. Read more about Matcha.
Our Tea Bestsellers
Top 5 Tea Gifts for a Tea Lover
1. T2 Tea Sleep Tight Teabags - 25 Pack - £7.99
Need a little shut eye?
Sail away to the Land of Nod with a dreamy blend of lemon balm, lavender, jasmine and rose.
T2 Tea Sleep Tight is the perfect night time brew with a glorious aroma and delicate sweet flavour.
2. Birchall Virunga Earl Grey - 250g Loose Leaf Tea - £5.99
A bright and fragrant single origin Earl Grey, grown close to the Virunga National Park. A winner at the Great Taste Awards and Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Our Virunga Earl Grey is a scented pure origin tea, sourced from the finest tea gardens in Rwanda, found close to the country’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Virunga National Park. In this region, the tea bushes grow slowly, at the high altitude and relatively low temperatures, developing greater flavour before they are individually picked.Buy
3. Kinto Unitea One Touch Teapot 760ml - £30.00
UNITEA integrates harmoniously into any scene. The glass jugs and cups showcase the beauty of teas inside, letting you observe tea leaves as they bloom.
Smart and stylish item for brewing loose leaf tea. It includes a lid which doubles as a strainer and does not drop off when pouring, as well as being flat at the top to allow for easy stacking of multiple Unitea Teapots. Minimal parts mean this tea brewer is easy to use and clean
4. Birchall Tea in Plant- Based Prism Bags 80pcs Plant-Based - Green Tea & Peach - £11.19
Birchall Green Tea & Peach is a traditional green tea, blended with real fruit pieces and marigold flowers. This full flavoured, aromatic green tea is a plentiful source of anti-oxidants, which are known for their cleansing and detoxifying qualities and contains less caffeine than black tea, making it a wonderful substitute that can be enjoyed throughout the day.Buy
5. Cornishware Cornish Large Betty Teapot- £39.99
A curvaceous, large Betty teapot holds enough tea to satisfy even the most ardent tea-lovers. We think no tableware collection is complete without her, and we’re very pleased to say she’s now a permanent part of the range.Buy
Introducing Matcha Tea
Matcha is a high-grade green tea leaf ground into powdered form. The green tea powder is whisked into hot water, instead of steeped, to form a frothy drink. The act of presenting, preparing, and sipping matcha tea is the backbone of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Matcha is grown in many regions across Japan, and each region and tea makers will produce slightly different flavour profiles and colours in the final ground green tea leaves. There are two different types of Matcha Tea, which are sold in grades - Ceremonial grade and Culinary grade.
Preparing Matcha Tea
Matcha is made differently from a typical brewed leaf tea and is very easy to make if you have the right tools - Matcha Bowl & Bamboo Whisk.
Step 1: Bring 100 mg (about 1/3 cup) filtered or spring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 2: Place 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder in a small bowl. Add a splash of the hot water and mix with a bamboo whisk to form a smooth paste.
Step 3: Add remaining water to bowl and stir with the bamboo whisk, flicking the whisk back and forth, until matcha is incorporated and you get a thin frothy foam on top.
Step 4: Sip, savour, and enjoy. .
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Loose Tea or Tea Bags?
If you’re a tea lover or new to the world of tea, you might be wondering which is better - loose leaf tea or the a tea bag?
Both have advantages and disadvantages and it really does all boils down to the flavour, quality, and freshness of the tea.
Brewing loose leaf tea allows hot water to infuse every part of a high-quality, tea product, to produce the best sipping experience possible.
The tea bag is designed to make tea drinking efficient, easy, quick and convenient, but it gives a lower-quality tea product that mostly produces a single tasting profile.
Read more about the differences between loose tea and tea bags.
Tea Brands on Our Offer
Birchalls award-winning speciality and everyday black teas are sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa. Their pursuit of quality ensures all our leaves are only ever hand-picked from tea bushes grown at high-altitude in lush volcanic soil and ideal conditions.Shop Birchall
The Tea Makers of London
The Tea Makers of London is a UK luxury tea brand that provides a huge selection of Black Tea, Green Tea, Flowering Tea, Fruity Tea and many more. They were established in 2010 with a handpicked selection of authentically made single origin teas from Sri Lanka.Shop Tea Makers of London
Discover an entire new world of Tea with T2 Tea. They have been brewing tea in Melbourne, Australia since 1996. With flavours ranging from Peach and Pomegranate, to the classics such as Melbourne Breakfast, Chamomile and Peppermint.Shop T2 Tea