Tea from the Manor brings the finest full leaf teas from the best tea gardens around the world to delight the palates of its customers. Our loose and bagged teas are of the finest grade and taken by those seeking a first class tea experience and passionate about tea!
“The difference in taste of whole leaf tea is, quite simply, memorable.” – James Green
The beginnings of Tea from the Manor is a delightfully simple story.
James Green was a Military man, starting his army career in the Royal Horse Artillery before spending many years active service in Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cyprus.
Tea is central to a life of soldiering in good times and times of conflict. This interest in tea stayed with James in “civvy street” and became a passion that sparked the founding of Tea from the Manor.
Today, Tea from the Manor brings the finest full leaf teas from the best tea gardens around the world to delight the palates of its customers. Our loose and bagged teas are of the finest grade and taken by those seeking a first class tea experience - passionate about tea!
James (left) meets the “top brass” on patrol in Northern Ireland.
“You drink a lot of tea when you’re in the armed forces, in the good times and at times of conflict, so I'm passionate about tea as a result.” – James Green
Tea from the Manor provides loose and silky bagged teas. We are stocked by tea rooms, restaurants, garden centres - anywhere that loves tea! If you’d like to stock our teas to sell or add them to your tea menu, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Tea from the Manor is committed to the highest standards and will always go the extra mile to give you and your customers an unmatched service.
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The difference in taste of whole leaf tea is, quite simply, memorable. Whole leaves retain their natural oil and give a richness of flavour that is merely hinted at in lower grade teas. Each tea has its own distinctive character, “brisk”, “bright”, “full” are just some of the taste notes found in our teas - never “dull’, “harsh” or “tainted”! Our blends have been perfected by James to create classic combinations or exciting new flavours. Custom blends are a specialism.
Our teas are either single leaf or blends and all are available loose with a selection also available in silky bags. Using silky pyramid tea bags maximises infusion and taste. Bags are biodegradable and staple free to eliminate oxidation. We also have a range of tea accessories to help achieve the perfect infusion - tea pots, infusers, strainers and caddies.
Browse our selection of loose leaf teas or take a look through our full tea menu >
A blend of Ceylon and Assam tea. Full bodied with a coppery coloured brightness.
Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil.
A traditional fragrant green tea with a distinctive yet delicate taste. The leaf is attractive, large and twisted with a little tip.
A mixture of Assam tea, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, ginseng, ginko and rooibos.
From West Bengal, India. The Champagne of teas. A fruity, floral aroma, thin bodied and lightly coloured, it is widely acknowledged to be the finest of teas.
Essential oils in flowers produce a soothing, pleasant aroma and a fruity character. A beautiful yellow cup, which gives way to a sweet, surprisingly juicy flavour of Camomile.
A fruit blend consisting of hibiscus, rosehip, apple pieces and orange peel.
Famous for its refreshing virtues and with a delicate, natural mint scent. You will appreciate the fresh taste of our blend.
Our English Breakfast blend with only a hint of caffeine remaining.
Lemon, joined by ginger, creates a harmonious blend. Lemon brings a zesty zing followed by the warming spice of the ginger.
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There are five quality groups for tea. They are listed below in descending order of quality. At Tea from the Manor we only take the top three grades from the finest whole leaf and flowers tea grade - that’s over 20 grades above dust – the quality found in most “everyday” tea bags!
The great tea growing regions of the world produce tea for most of the year, but each area has its best months when the finest teas are made. Again, Tea from the Manor only buys in these peak quality months.
Northern India, the worlds most important tea producer and source of “the champagne of teas” Darjeeling, is a good example – the slopes of the Himalaya produce their best in early March and June, whilst Java produces its best tea in September and China in March and April.
Place the desired amount of tea into your favourite tea pot, add freshly boiled water and brew for the recommended time. If infusing two or more teas together follow the brewing time for the tea with the shortest length of time.
Using a strainer, pour into your favourite cup and add milk, sugar, honey or lemon if desired.
Our teas are of such high quality that the same leaves can be infused a second time. On the second brewing different subtleties of the delicate flavours will be released. The longer you steep the first infusion, the less times you will be able to re-steep your leaves. To prevent the leaves from becoming bitter the tea should be strained completely between infusions.
Place the silky teabag into your favourite cup or if making for more than one person, add one tea bag per person into your best tea pot, add freshly boiled water and brew for the recommended time.
Add milk, sugar, honey or lemon if desired.
The theatre of tea! Making a cup of tea can be a simple or grand affair, but always a ritual. These high quality accessories have been selected to make life a little easier and definitely nicer!
Browse through our stylish accessories below…
Individual jars with clip top seal for storage and displayBuy now >
Available in small and medium.Buy now >
Shell-shaped, teapot-ended caddy spoon - essential for the perfect...Buy now >
4 tea spoons approx 12cm in length, each with a delightfully...Buy now >
Beautiful tea strainer with exquisite detailing and rest.Buy now >
Teapot with integrated infuser.Buy now >
Enquire now > The Tea from the Manor “tea pod” our custom built show trailer makes a stir at every show and is available for hire. For festivals and food shows the pod is a stand-out display, complete with vintage tea urn for keeping a brew on the go. Our stylish Raj marquee is also available for hire and provides the perfect setting for afternoon tea! Contact us for hire rates and facilities.
4th August 2016
James Green, Proprietor and founder of Tea from the Manor is off to the Hong Kong International Tea Fair on the 11-13th of August. His visit marks the 41st anniversary of his last trip to Hong Kong made under rather different circumstances.
James was last in Hong Kong at the age of 17 on his first overseas posting with the Royal Horse Artillery during its tour of duty in 1973-75. Before the handover to China in 1997, the British government had a political commitment to safeguard the territory against external and internal threats. So there stood James with the safety of much of the Sino-Hong Kong border in his hands!
Tea is central to a life of soldiering in good times and times of conflict. After spending many more years on active service in Northern Ireland and Cyprus, the interest in tea stayed with James in “Civvy Street” and became a passion that sparked the founding of Tea from the Manor.
On this return visit to Hong Kong, his son Harry, who, by coincidence, will be seventeen when making the trip, will accompany James. Harry is studying Film & Photography at Sir John Deane's College in Cheshire and will be documenting the trip.
At the exhibition James & Harry will be meeting plantation owners and producers that supply Tea from the Manor. They will also get the chance to visit some of the 230 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions, including major tea production centres such as the provinces of the Chinese mainland, India, Japan and Sri Lanka. It’s most definitely a buying trip and James is hoping to add more of the finest teas to his list.
Today, Tea from the Manor brings the finest full leaf teas from the best tea gardens around the world to delight the palates of its customers. Tea from the manor now has customers that range from the 5 star Chester Grosvenor Hotel, Tatton Park and Bents Garden Centres to tearooms, restaurants and bars throughout the country.
Tea from the Manor provides a concept that is a perfect fit for both retail sales of bagged teas and enhancing the restaurant and tearoom experience. Teas are available loose and in silky bags. A core range of teas such as Earl Grey, Darjeeling Leaf and English Breakfast is enhanced to over 60 teas with green teas, fruit teas and special blends for seasonal events.
Tea from the Manor works with its clients to help them develop their tea experience and grow revenues as a result – anyone serious about their hospitality must have a great tea offering and Tea from the Manor is perfectly placed to provide a truly fine tea package!
Look out for a report on their trip!