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PEREGRINE MOUNTAIN TGFOP 1st FLUSH © WISE TEA GARDEN®   Black tea is a fully-fermented tea and its infusion has a bright reddish colour, a rich aroma and flavour. It is considered that green and white teas are generally have more polyphenols than other types of tea, but note that some high grown luxury black teas have higher levels of antioxidants than low grown green and white teas. One cup of a black tea contains approximately 50mg of caffeine, depending on the strength and size of the cup (coffee: 65-175mg of caffeine per cup). Grades of Black Tea »

As you know, Darjeeling is to premium tea what Champagne is to fine wines. The region is located high in the Himalayas at an average altitude of 2143m above sea level and produces light liquoring teas with a regional character known as muscatel. Estates in the neighbouring regions of Nepal and Sikkim produce teas that are similar in character but usually slightly stronger in the cup.

Kenya Estates don't use pesticides and herbicides, because pests typically damage tea crops aren't found at their high altitudes. Instead, the estates use Nitrogen as a natural fertilizer making them almost organic by default. As a further way of improving yield, every 25 years, fields are left fallow for 2 years as and replanted.

Note: Some of the top quality Black Teas such as Peregrine Mountain 1st Flush TGFOP Special or Indian Assam may become slightly "creamy" if they kept in a tea pot overnight. It's because of a higher content of tannin. All grades of tea contain tannin (it is responsible for an astringent brew and bitterness of a tea regardless of its original quality), except Pu-erh, which is the most fermented tea, with a very low content of tannin. Teas, which have a higher tannin content will become cloudy if left in a tea pot for some time - this is typical of fine Indian Assam teas for instance. Please feel free to drink them, but do not overdose. Also, top quality teas may cloud when iced due to their naturally high polyphenol level.

Steeping Time: Brew whole leaf Black teas for 5 minutes, broken-leaf - 3 minutes.
Shelf life of nitrogen-flushed and vacuum sealed packs: 20-22 years.

› NAGA'S FIREBALL RECIPE:
Ingredients: 1/4 lb pure Ceylon Tea (we would recommend Lovers Leap), 4 tbs Dried Orange Pieces or Orange Peel, 1 tbs ground Mekong Cinnamon - include a few larger pieces of cinnamon in the blend for visual effect. Thoroughly blend all ingredients in a drum or large bowl and place in jars or tins. *Adjust ingredients for larger quantities.
› ORGANIC EARL GREY SHORTBREAD COOKIES RECIPE:
Ingredients: • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey Tea leaves • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3/ 4 cup confectioners' sugar • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature.
- In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt, until the tea is just spotted throughout the flour. Add the confectioners' sugar, vanilla, and butter. Pulse together just until a dough is formed.
- Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap, and roll into a log, about 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Tightly twist each end of wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Slice the log into 1/3-inch thick disks. Place on parchment or silpat lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart (2 probably needed depending on size of sheets). Bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks and cool to room temperature.

BLACK TEA SAMPLES, $4.00 / brew 2 Cups
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‹ For orders of only samples: minimum - 5 samples of any varieties to cover the postage rate. Otherwise, an additional postage will be requested. Oolong » Green » White » Decaf » Rooibos »

IN STOCK:
• Assam, Organic
• Ceylon, Organic
• Darjeeling, Organic
• English Breakfast, Organic *Re-stock Oct 17
• Ilam TGFOP
• Irish Breakfast, Organic
• Java Santosa
• Kenya Kosabei TGFOP
  • Kenya Lelsa
• Kenya Milima GFBOP
• Kenya Tinderet
• Lovers Leap OP
• Lumbini FBOPFEXS
• LupondeNew Item
• Malawi Satemwa
• Peregreen Mountain TGFOP1*Re-stock Oct 17
  • Puttabong SFTGFOP1
• Rwanda Rukeri
• Soom TGFOP1
• Tanzania EstateNew Item
• Tarajulie TGFOP
• Temi FTGFOP

Packaging: re-seal zipper pouches with window, tin tie glassine paper bags, vacuum sealed bags

› To order by multiples of 50g, please choose Unit 'Per 50g' and set the 'Quantity' as follows: 1 x 50g, 2 x 50g (100g), 3 x 50g (150g), etc.
An extra 6g is always added to each of your favourite tea ordered by multiples of 50g.

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ORGANIC ASSAM TGFOP
Country of origin: India, Assam
Packed in Canada
Grade: TGFBOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 500-1500 feet above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Cup characteristics: Highly refined and finest on the market, full boded tea with superb astringency and bright creamy liquor. To open an extensive malt character, a splash of milk is recommended. Don't forget to pair with a biscuit since all good Assams are ideal pairings to any kind of biscuits! Ingredients: Certified Organic Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright tending coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $54.70 / pack
Compare to 50g: $5.47, 1g: $0.11
Price (CAD), per 50g: $6.55

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ORGANIC CEYLON
Country of Origin : Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka)
Packed in Canada
Grade: Pekoe
Attitude: 6000 feet above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Cup Characteristics: A classic Ceylon tea from Koslande Estate. Light liquoring with hints of delicate floral notes - lovely tea for afternoon tea parties. FYI: The Koslande Estate is covered by 3 different organic certifying bodies: IMO of Switzerland, Organic Farmers and Growers of the UK and Nat. Assoc. of Sustainable Agriculture of Australia. Ingredients: Certified Organic Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright tending yellow.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $54.85 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.95, 1g: $0.10
Price (CAD), per 50g: $6.70

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ORGANIC DARJEELING
Country of Origin: India, Darjeeling
Packed in Canada
Grade: TGFOP
Altitude: 6800 feet above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Cup Characteristics: The fragrance and taste is a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Most often the taste of Darjeeling is described as similar to the taste and fragrance of muscat grapes. Due to the superb taste and limited production of Darjeelings, these teas are quite expensive. Flavory muscatel character will not disappoint the discerning Darjeeling drinker. Tippy leaf signifies good manufacturing. Ingredients: Certified Organic Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright tending light.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $70.45 / pack
Compare to 50g: $7.05, 1g: $0.14
Price (CAD), pack of 200 pyramid teabags (PTB)/corn fiber: $122.11

Price (CAD), per 50g: $9.11

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ILAM TGFOP
Country of origin: Nepal, Ilam
Packed in Canada
Grade: TGFBOP 2nd Flush
Altitude: 3500-7000 feet above sea level

Natural Tea /grown on a pesticide-free tea estate. Cup characteristics: High mountain grown natural Nepalese tea. The slopes where this tea is produced are extremely steep, and the entire Ilam estate is surrounded by the snow covered peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. The appearance of the leaves is very typical for the high mountain grown premium Nepalese tea: it is slightly mottled with greenish and brownish leaf due to the different leaf fermentation and the difference in age of each mother bush. Second flush is harvested in June and has full body, good strength, and lovely hints of muscatel. An excellent afternoon tea pairing with raspberry jam. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright tending slightly greenish.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $64.08 / pack
Compare to 50g: $6.41, 1g: $0.13
Price (CAD), per 50g: $7.69

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ORGANIC IRISH BREAKFAST
Manufactured in: Canada
Ingredients from: Usambara (Tanzania) and
Assam (India)
Grade: BP (Broken Pekoe)
Manufacture Type: Orthodox, CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
Altitude: 2500-4500 feet above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Cup Characteristics: A heady, stout and robust blend of some of the world's finest organic February Tanzanian and June 2nd flush Assam. The cup is malty and profound, tending bright malt. Superb colour and full bodied. Excellent all day tea. Very aromatic and tasty! Ingredients: Certified Organic Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Golden with highlights of sunset orange.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $43.08 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.31, 1g: $0.09
Price (CAD), per 50g: $5.52

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JAVA SANTOSA
Country of origin: Indonesia, Java
Packed in Canada
Grade: BOPS (Broken Orange Pekoe Special)
Altitude: 1500 - 3500 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: While many Indonesian teas are still sold for blending purposes, teas from Santosa estate are prized as unique self-drinkers This tea is only produced in August, Java's peak growing season. The cup is light and malty, with subtle floral undertones typical of good Indonesian teas. You can enjoy this tea with milk and sugar, as well as try it in a Java style - brewed double strength with double sugar or stevia. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Tending yellow with bright notes.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $37.55 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.76, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.54

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JUN CHIYABARI
Country of Origin: Nepal, Hile Hills Dhankuta
Packed in: Canada
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 5500 - 7000 feet above sea level

Natural Tea /grown on a pesticide-free tea estate. Cup Characteristics: Most professional tea tasters describe the best Nepalese teas as the top Darjeelings. This natural Nepal Junchi is an excellent example. The cup opens with ethereal aroma of the mountain air muscatel from the "Rooftop of the World" and soft notes of wheat and moss grounded by good mouth filling astringency. Pure, clean and aromatic infusion. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $88.14 / pack
Compare to 50g: $8.81, 1g: $0.18
Price (CAD), per 50g: $11.75

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KENYA KOSABEI
Country of Origin: Kenya, Nandi
Packed in: Canada
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Attitude: up to 2500 feet above sea level

Natural Tea /grown on a pesticide-free tea estate. Cup Characteristics: Classic high altitude estate Kenya teas are one of the finest, most flavory teas to be found anywhere on Earth. Malty and smooth with toffee-like hints of toast & butter, currant and moist earth. Like all good Kenyan's, this tea makes an excellent self-drinker, but also takes milk extremely well. Rare tea. Note that Kenyan teas are all natural and almost organic by default: They are grown on estates, which do not use pesticides or herbicides because pests that typically damage tea crops are not found at their high altitudes. Instead, the estates use nitrogen (N) as a natural fertilizer making them almost organic by default.Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $41.60 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.17, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.99

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KENYA LELSA FBOP
Country of origin: Kenya, Kericho
Packed in Canada
Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 5500 - 6500 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: Exceptional notes of jam, light floral character and a long smooth finish. Lelsa estate is a sub-district of one of the finest Kenya tea estates - The Tinderet. Lelsa sub-district is considered something of a jewel in the crown. The hits is in Eucalyptus trees grown previously on the land, which is now a tea garden - the notes of eucalyptus are said to colour the profile of the tea like a botanical fingerprint. Lelsa's teas are prized for their purity of character and malty Kenyan flavour that takes milk exceptionally well. It is truly one of Africa's greatest teas. Fair Trade and the Ethical Tea Partnership certified. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Coppery orange.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $40.43 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.04, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.85

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KENYA MILIMA
Country of origin: Kenya, Kericho
Packed in Canada
Grade: GFBOP (Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 5500-6500 feet above sea level

Natural Tea /grown on a pesticide-free tea estate. Cup Characteristics: Milima is plucked on Kericho's Kaproret, Samarek and Chemase estates at about 6000 feet above sea level. Milima means 'mountain' in local Kenyan Swahili language. This variety is manufactured at Saosa factory since 1929: The best quality leaf is developed during the cooler months of June and July. After plucking in the morning, leaves are gently rolled in order to maintain the exceptional flower character and obtain the twisted leaf appearance. The liquor of Milima is bright coppery orange, and has floral aroma and taste with malty notes of Bordeaux-like flavour. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright and coppery orange.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $41.60 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.16, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.99

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KENYA TINDERET
Country of origin: Kenya, Nandi Highlands
Packed in Canada
Grade: CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
Altitude: 5500 - 6500 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: A classic Kenya tea harvested on one of the finest tea estates, which is located at the foot of Mt. Tinderet (2640 meters) on the edge of the Tinderet Fores. Like most high quality Kenyan teas, the Tinderet estate produces a highly flavoury, haunting full cup, with a rich infusion and superb malty flavor notes. The Tinderet estate' teas are Fair Trade and the Ethical Tea Partnership certified. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Coppery orange.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $37.30 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.73, 1g: $0.07
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.48

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LOVERS LEAP ORANGE PEKOE
Manufactured in: Canada
Ingredients from: Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Growing Altitude(s): 6000 - 8500 feet above sea level.

Cup Characteristics: The liquor is bright with excellent sweet and flowery aroma and taste. A good after-dinner tea. This tea is a true Orange Pekoe. When you pure boiling water on this tea, you will see how the leaves uncurl and expand dramatically (the process is called 'the agony of the leaf'). FYI: Lover's Leap is one of the best tea gardens in Sri Lanka. During its peak season (Feb-Mar) this estate's production is characterized by a delightful flavour that is astringent and lively. The best weather for producing quality tea is highlighted by cool nights, dry weather and bright sunny days. Ingredients: Luxury Black Tea. Infusion: Bright and coppery.
Price (CAD), 0.55lb /0.25kg: $19.98 / pack
Compare to 50g: $4.00, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), 3.5oz /100g Gift Pack: $10.99 gift label, re-sealable, high margins, modified atmosphere packaging, size: 127mm(5") x 216mm(8-3/4")

Price (CAD), per 50g: $5.84

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LUMBINI FBOPFEXS
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, Ruhunu
Packed in Canada / Small batches
Grade: FBOPFEXS (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Extra Special)
Altitude: 1600 ft above sea level

Cup Characteristics: An extraordinary Ruhunu with 'mouth feel', a plum finish, and a very rare handmade leaf style. The finished leaf is exceptionally well crafted and very stylish, overflowing with golden and silver tips. The cup is likewise superb with an amber liquor opening up to a refreshing medium body, mouth filling astringency and delicate notes of plum on the finish. Rare, manufactured in small batches. Ingredients: Luxury Reserved Black Tea. Infusion: Tending golden orange.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $186.88 / pack
Compare to 50g: $18.69, 1g: $0.37
Price (CAD), per 50g: $23.83

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MALAWI SATEMWA
Country of origin: Malawi, Shire Highlands
Packed in Canada
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe № 1)
Altitude: 3500 - 5000 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: Round robust notes of malt, well-balanced layers of astringency and a long, full-body finish, a super tea from one of the world's best-run estates. Malawi has suffered from massive deforestation over the past 2 decades (from approx. 2000 year). To help combat the problem, Satemwa estate has begun donating Eucalyptus seedlings and undertaken a public campaign to educate people on the importance of replanting. Also, Satemwa became Malawi's first Fair Trade certified estate. Ingredients: Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Golden orange with reddish highlights.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $35.55 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.56, 1g: $0.07
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.27

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PUTTABONG SFTGFOP1
Country of Origin: India, Darjeeling
Packed in Canada / Small batches
Grade: SFTGFOP1 (Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1st flush)

Cup Characteristics: Ultra rare black tea, the highest quality Flowery Orange Pekoe. Light cup, but very astringent. Excellent muscatel highlights. A tea gem from Darjeeling Estate, India. Only available during April. Ingredients: Luxury Reserved Black Tea. Infusion: Bright and golden coppery.
Price (CAD), 0.55lb /0.25kg: $183.18 / pack
Compare to 50g: $36.64, 1g: $0.73
Price (CAD), per 50g: $39.97

We would recommend to contact us » prior to ordering to check the in-stock availability, since this precious tea is manufactured in small batches.

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RWANDA RUKERI
Country of origin: Rwanda, Gicumbi District
Packed in Canada
Grade: BP1 (Broken Pekoe № 1)
Altitude: 5900 - 8200 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: Rukeri's estate annual output stands at about 3 million kilos, and is considered to be one of Africa's best. Rukeri's cup is full-bodied with hints of malt, molasses and subtle wine, and a delicate astringent finish. The factory at Rukeri is a large local employer, providing jobs for about 400 people. Although the estate has its own 2500 acres under the tea, Rukeri also purchases a large quantity of tea from small-hold farmers in the surrounding districts. In Rwanda, tea is a continuous crop and grows all year round. Ingredients: Natural Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Coppery orange with light reddish highlights.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $38.08 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.80, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.57

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TARAJULIE FBOP
Country of origin: India, Assam
Packed in Canada
Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) 2nd flush
Altitude: 500 - 1500 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: A thick full-bodied tea with good malty flavour. A good all day self-drinker. Tarajulie is an exceptionally picturesque estate founded in 1884 and nestled between the Gabharu River on its west side and the Dipota River on the east. This estate has two divisions: Tara and Julie - named after the lakes contained within the estate's boundaries. Tarajulie FBOP 2nf flush offers a yellowish bright liquor with an fabulously robust cup and deep malt character - an exceptional tea. Ingredients: Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Bright and tending coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $39.97 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.99, 1g: $0.08
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.68

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TEMI FTGFOP
Country of origin: India, Sikkim
Packed in Canada
Grade: FTGFOP (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery)
Altitude: 3500 - 7000 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: Classic muscatel character but with delicious hints of peach and almond - a fabulous mountain tea. Temi Estate was first planted in 1969 on Sikkim terraces. Tea growing standards are so high that Temi received The Tea Board of India's 'All India Quality Award' in 1994 and 1995. Temi Tea Estate is considered by many to be the pride of Sikkim region. The quality of the finished product is evident from the first sip of a cup of Temi. A splash of milk opens its sweeter character amazingly. Ingredients: Estate Black Tea. Infusion: Tending coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $75.78 / pack
Compare to 50g: $7.58, 1g: $0.15
Price (CAD), per 50g: $9.09

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