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Use Code LOCKDOWN10 to SAVE on ALL COFFEE & TEA in CART (min spend $85)

10% OFF COFFEE & TEA   Read more >

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FREE SHIPPING on Hamper Gift Packs

Care Pack for the Coffee Lover. HAMPER - COFFEE LOVERS GIFT PACK
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WE ARE OPEN - Essential Factory Outlet Sales

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Premium Darjeeling 1st & 2nd Flush Tea

With the Global Pandemic, there have been some challenging times for Indian Tea. Last year the plantations were shut down during the First Flush season to prevent the virus from catching hold with no tea plucking during this time. Later, in a bid to bring income into the region, tourists were allowed in, but with them came Covid and the shutdown of most plantations.   Read more >

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Barcelona Blend - Best Seller

High Roasted, strong, bitter sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa and maple syrup. The blend is as unique as the ingredients are scarce. Bourbon El Salvador from third generation farmers, washed Bugisu Arabica from smallholders in Uganda, the much embargoed and scarce Cubano grown under forest canopies in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, finished with truly exceptional candy-like and a spicy-dry varietals. Excellent Espresso! Best Seller    
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FLAVOURED Organic Coffee

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OPEN EASTER SATURDAY 9am - 2pm

We wish you all a happy and safe Easter.   Read more >

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Just Roasted - Yemen Mocha Matari - RARE

Grown from ancient heirloom cultivars atop stone walled arid mountain terraces considered a natural organic environment.
This is the cultivar from which all coffee has evolved.
Lugged by camel trains across the Middle East in the 16th century and then over land and by sea to the wider world in the 17th century this coffee is very special.
This micro-lot has been hand roasted using natural senses to determine the optimum roast dropping just before second crackle.
The cup is amazingly complex with a tartly sweet pear and apple approach followed by the sensation of lightly oaked, creamy, vanilla & butterscotch Piccadilly Valley chardonnay, finished with cocoa topping and blueberries.
Magnificent!
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Silvertip Tea BULK Tea Discount

WHOLESALE BULK TEA - APPLY TODAY!

1kg BAGS - BULK TEA DISCOUNTS

2 x 1kg Bags = 10%

6 x 1kg Bags = 25%

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Leaf Tea Grades Explained

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Tea Grades 

(Camellia Sinensis)

BLACK TEA - BROKEN LEAF  Orthodox (Traditional Rolled Leaf) & CTC (Crush Tear Curl manufacture)
BOP= Broken Orange Pekoe = the main broken leaf grade
FBOP= Flower Broken Orange Pekoe = Larger coarser broken grade
GFBOP= Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe = balance broken leaf with some tip
P= Pekoe = Bold, uneven broken
BP= Broken Pekoe = chopped, stalk like broken
BLACK TEA - FULL LEAF 
OP= Orange Pekoe = Orange tinge to black Wiry long leaf type
FOP= Flower Orange Pekoe = balanced long leaf shorter than OP
GFOP = Golden Orange pekoe = neater better roll FOP
TGFOP= Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe = Stylish FOP with tip
FTGFOP= Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe = Stylish very tippyFOP
SFTGFOP= Special Fine Tippy Golden Flower Orange Pekoe = Superior Stylish Tippy FOP
CTC - CRUSH TEAR CURL
BPS= Broken Pekoe Souchong = Grapenutty, Ball like
BOP= Broken Orange Pekoe = Smaller type ball like appearance
GREEN TEA - Grades
Gunpowder Leaves rolled into tiny balls from one to three mm diameter
Chun Mee Rolled leaves approximately one centimetre long
Sencha Whole, unrolled leaves, also called "natural leaf"
Matcha

powdered tea


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