Black Tea



                                                   * all teas and ingredients marked with an asterisk are organic *

 

Black tea is produced in the same way as green tea with a few exceptions. During the rolling process the membranes of the leaves are broken, allowing the leaves to oxidize (ferment) giving them their dark color. To stop oxidation, the leaves are then fired, preserving the desired flavor and aroma.

Black tea does have some medicinal qualities, though not as wide ranging and powerful as those of green tea. The catechins in the green tea are oxidized into theaflavins and thearubigens during fermentation. These new compounds are still considered strong antioxidants. 

One cup of black tea contains approximately 5-10 mg. EGCg., and approximately 50 milligrams of caffeine. Coffee contains anywhere from 100-200 per serving.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assam*
Assam is a black tea named after the region of its production, Assam, India. Assam is the world's largest tea-growing region, lying on either side of the Brahmaputra River, and bordering Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar). this part of India experiences high precipitation; during the monsoon period as much as 10 to 12 inches of rain per day. the daytime temperature rises to about 103F, creating greenhouse-like conditions of extreme humidity and heat. this tropical climate contributes to Assam's unique malty taste, a feature for which this tea is well known.
 
Delicious straight or with cream and sweetener. Start the day right!

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes
  1oz: $2.00
  4oz: $6.50
 
 

Ceylon
Until the 1880's, very little tea was grown in Ceylon. Now known 
as Sri Lanka, the verdant hills are planted with world class tea. The of the top tea estates boast a presence and can be depended upon for the finest pluckings. The tea produced on these estates 
is still called Ceylon and is considered some of the best in the world. The principal production of Ceylon tea is of black or fully oxidized tea. The highland teas are exceptional, but since they 
are grown at elevations of seven thousand feet, they are also rare.
 

This is a very rich and full-bodied tea, intoxicatingly fragrant with superior black teas leaves and produces an uplifting, delicious cup. Excellent for a morning tea with cream and sweetener.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes
  1oz: $2.00
  4oz: $6.50



English Breakfast*
An all-time English and American classic, this tea is typically a blend of black teas such as Assam, Ceylon, and Kenyan teas predominating, and Keemun sometimes included in more expensive blends. Accounts of its origins vary. Drinking a blend of black teas for breakfast is indeed a longstanding British custom. The practice of referring to such a blend as "English breakfast tea" appears to have originated not in England but America, as far back as Colonial times. Full-bodied and malty, perfect with cream and sweetener. Treat yourself. 

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes
  1oz: $2.00
  4oz: $6.00



Creamy Vanilla Earl Grey*
For those who like a lighter bergamot flavor with the earthiness of vanilla look no further. Try it straight or with some cream and sweetener.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes
  1oz: $2.50
  4oz: $9.00



Earl Grey*
One of the most famous and well known teas, Earl Grey's distinctive flavor and aroma are derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the Bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit native to southeast Asia and grown commercially in Italy.

Earl Grey is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832, who reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavored with bergamot.

We hand-blend our own Earl Grey in small batches. The tea may smell and taste a bit strong at first but mellows out after a week or so.
 
Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes
  1oz: $2.50
  4oz: $9.00



Shavano Spice Chai
Our signature chai tea blend, everyone who tries it loves it and keeps coming back! This is also one of our most popular brewed teas here at our tea house... try it iced with honey and coconut milk for a twist on a tea classic. Or warm up next to the fire with a hot cup of Shavano Spice, the dog will be jealous  ;)

Warming, spicy, sensuous, silky smooth and exotic.

Ceylon Black Tea, Ginger*, Cinnamon*, Cloves*, Cardamom*, Orange Peel*, Cocoa*, Colorado & India Grown Chilis, and a tiny pinch of Black Pepper*. 

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 2-5 minutes
  1oz: $2.00
  4oz: $6.50



Creamy Vanilla
Another one of our favorites, this black tea has natural vanilla flavor added. Great with cream and sweetener or just a little honey. 

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1 minute
  1oz: $2.50
  4oz: $9.00


Kona Cream
We formulated this tea in 2012 and it has become one of our best sellers, and is a personal favorite of ours. Rich, full-bodied, flavorful, with hints of coffee, bavarian cream, and vanilla, this tea is perfect with sweetener and cream.
This is a great replacement for coffee.


Yorkshire Gold Tea flavored with all natural organic Kona Coffee, Bavarian Cream, and Vanilla Flavors. There is no actual coffee in this tea.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1 minute or less
  2oz: 5.00