Estate Black Tea
These estate teas are exceptional, hand picked from gardens in Sri Lanka, Assam in India, China, the Himalayans, and Malawi on the coast of Africa.
China Black Tea
The process for making black tea involves withering, rolling, sorting, fermentation (known as oxidation), firing, and grading. Initially the fresh picked green leaves are spread out on racks for several hours to wither. Black Tea is the most oxidized of all tea which results in a stronger flavour that lasts for several years.
Oolong & White Tea
Only the youngest leaves are picked to make white tea. These tender shoots are covered in the fine white hair/down which will be preserved in the processing, and gives the final tea a silvery appearance.
Oolong Tea, meaning “Black Dragon Tea”, is a traditional Chinese tea produced through a unique process – it is semi-fermented – a cross between green tea and black tea.
Unlike in black and oolong production the purpose in making green tea is to preserve the natural substances that are in the leaf. This is done as quickly as possible after the leaf is picked; by either steaming or pan drying. Green Tea is known for its earthy, refreshing flavor, and for its high levels of antioxidants.
Tea offers more taste profiles than any other beverage in the world. Singularly a tea and a wine would share most of the taste spectrum. However, when you begin to blend teas, the number of tastes becomes endless.
Flavoured Black Tea
These teas are made the same way as the China Black Tea to start. However in order to add another dimension to the tea it is flavoured using blending drums and a variety of perfumes, flavourings, or essential oils.
Rooibos tea is a natural herb unique to the South African Cedarberg Mountains. During the summer months the Rooibos plants are harvested, fermented, and dried in nature’s laboratory. Pure mineral water, fresh mountain air, and the hot African sun induces the change from verdant green to the mahogany red of Rooibos tea.
Herbal & Fruit Infusions
Naturally caffeine free Winston’s herb and fruit infusions are low in calories but high in flavour. As with all infusions you can enjoy them hot or cold.
These teas are all grown without the use of chemicals or fertilizers. They match their Green and Black partners in character.
Decaffeinated tea is found in all leaf grades and a great variety of flavors.