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PEREGRINE MOUNTAIN TGFOP1 © Wise Tea Garden .com
  Black tea is a fully-fermented tea and its infusion has a bright reddish colour, a rich aroma and flavour. According to the results of research conducted at the University College of London, regular intake of black tea can help speed recovery from stress. A group of 75 men who drank black tea four times a day for 6 weeks were found to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than a control group who drank a fake tea substitute. The tea drinkers also reported a greater feeling of relaxation after performing tasks specially designed to raise the stress levels. It is unknown which ingredients in tea are responsible for the relaxing effects.

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 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 »

Note: Some of the top quality Black Teas such as Rose Tea, Limited Edition 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.
FYI Tea is a continuous crop. It takes three years to grow from a cutting to a tea bush that will produce harvestable leaves. The bush will then produce leaves each day for another 50 years therefore each Tea Estate absorbs more CO2 than it emits.
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.
Now, almost all tea Estates in Sri Lanka now pack their tea in paper sacks. Switching over from the centuries old tea chest to the paper sack has helped reduce deforestation.

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.

IN STOCK:
• Assam, Organic
• Ceylon, Organic
• Castleton FTGFOP New Item
• Courtlodge FBOP New ItemIn Stock
• Darjeeling, Organic
• Dyraaba OP New Item
• Ilam TGFOPNew ItemIn Stock
• Imperial Keemun, Organic
  • Irish Breakfast, Organic
• Jun Chiyabari TGFOP
• Kandy TGFOP New Item
• Kenya Kosabei TGFOP
• Lingia STGFOP New ItemIn Stock
• Milima GFBOP
• Lapsang Souchong, Organic
• Lovers Leap OP
  • Lumbini FBOPFEXS
• Peregrine Mountain TGFOP1
• Puttabong SFTGFOP1
• Russian Caravan, Organic
• Soom TGFOP1
• Sylvakandy OP New Item
• Tarajulie TGFOP New ItemIn Stock
• Temi FTGFOP New ItemIn Stock

Packaging: re-seal zipper pouches with window, tin tie glassine paper bags, vacuum sealed bags
Certificate of origin and profile are shipped with each tea.


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: Luxury organic 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: Luxury organic 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: Luxury organic 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 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 IMPERIAL KEEMUN MAO FENG
Product of Canada
Ingredients from: Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Grade: Imperial Keemun Mao Feng Sacred Garden
Altitude: up to 5000 feet above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Cup Characteristics: Crisp and lively with flavorful burgundy notes. Delicious hints of oak with a golden red cup. This Keemun is a particularly fine example of a winey Keemun - very often referred to as the "Bordeaux or Burgundy of Tea". The tea has a thick rich liquor that has an orchid like fragrance - a fragrance that some say can be enhanced with milk. This grade has tightly rolled leaves that promote a deep rich concentrated flavour - in fact, when properly stored, this tea takes on a deeper winey and mellow character. Ingredients: Luxury organic black tea. Infusion: A reasonably thick reddish liquor.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $81.42 / pack
Compare to 50g: $8.14, 1g: $0.16
Price (CAD), per 50g: $10.54


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ORGANIC IRISH BREAKFAST
Manufactured in: Canada
Ingredients from: Usambara (Tanzania), 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: Luxury organic 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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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 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 black tea. Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $33.74 / pack
Compare to 50g: $3.37, 1g: $0.07
Price (CAD), per 50g: $4.58


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ORGANIC LAPSANG SOUCHONG
Manufactured in: Canada
Ingredients from: China, Fujian Province
Grade: Butterfly Lapsang Souchong
Altitude: 3500-5000 ft above sea level
Organic Certificates: USDA, Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.

Naturally Smoked Organic Black Tea.
Cup Characteristics: A smooth crisp character with the remarkable and heady aroma of a pine and oak wood fire. Take a sip and note how the smoky sensation fills your mouth in a way no other tea possibly could. The flavour may also be enchanted with a touch of milk and sugar. * Tip: Lapsang' s smoky flavor may also be used to add a distinctive tang to a variety of savory culinary creations. For example, use it in turkey marinade for smoky flavour. Lapsang Souchong imparts a smoky flavor to oven roasted meat even when the oven is kept at a temperature low enough to achieve a tender roast. Ingredients: Naturally smoked organic black tea. Infusion: Tends bright with reddish hues.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $61.09 / pack
Compare to 50g: $6.11, 1g: $0.12
Price (CAD), per 50g: $9.02


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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 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


* 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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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 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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PEREGRINE MOUNTAIN TGFOP1
Country of Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Packed in Canada
Grade: TGFOP1 Special (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1st flush)
Altitude: 3500 ft - 5000 ft above sea level

Cup Characteristics: Over the years, this fabulous tea has come to be regarded as one of the best produced in Yunnan. Manufactured during the spring flush, the cup overflows with malt and possesses a raw black, slightly sweet character and aroma. Vivacious malt highlights underpin a full bodied camellia delight. Ingredients: Luxury black tea. Infusion: Bright and coppery. * Note: When kept overnight, may become creamy as all top quality black teas. Very tasty and energizing, do not overdose.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $178.90 / pack
Compare to 50g: $17.89, 1g: $0.36
Price (CAD), per 50g: $19.68


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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 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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SOOM TGFOP1
Country of origin: India, Darjeeling
Packed in Canada
Grade: TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 5300 feet above sea level

Cup Characteristics: A superb example of a 1st flush Darjeeling Estate Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. Produced during March at the height of 1st flush, this tea has a stunning muscatel flavor. FYI: The plucking fields of Soom are about 5200 feet above sea level and the terrain is very severe with some of the slopes approaching 45 degrees. The slopes are so steep that the estate still carries the plucked leaves by mountain pony to the factory. From Lepcha Language (local dialect), Soom means 'Three or Triangular'. Ingredients: Luxury black tea. Infusion: Bright tending slightly greenish.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $98.46 / pack
Compare to 50g: $9.85, 1g: $0.20
Price (CAD), per 50g: $13.30


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TARAJULIE
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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LINGIA STGFOP
Country of origin: India, Darjeleeng
Packed in Canada
Grade: STGFOP (Silver Tippy Flowery Orange Pekoe) 2nd Flush
Altitude: 3500 7000 feet above sea level

Cup characteristics: This grade is extremely rare with a delicate and refined muscatel character. Lingia is one of the premiere Darjeeling tea estates of India and produces its outstanding tea just once or twice a year. 2nd flush is harvested in June. These is a fully developed tea and its liquor is bright and the taste with full and round excellent muscatel. A superb afternoon tea making a good pairing with the raspberry jam. Ingredients: Estate Black tea. Infusion: Bright and light.
Price (CAD), 1.1lb /0.5kg: $179.13 / pack
Compare to 50g: $17.92, 1g: $0.36
Price (CAD), per 50g: $21.50


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