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…
6 solid miniature teapot card holders.Buy now >
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 >
Handy timer to help create your perfect brew.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.
9th October 2014
One of our fabulous customers, Richmond Tea Rooms, has been recognised by the 2014 Manchester Food & Drink Festival and scooped the award for ‘Coffee Bar or Tea Room or the Year’ at their annual awards.
The unique, quirky tea room is located in the heart of Manchester City Centre and is famous for its 'Alice in Wonderland' themed decor which gives your visit a splash of magic and wonder.
The tea room are proud to pour our speciality blends, always displaying them at the front of house, making us a firm favourite of their loyal customers
On winning this fabulous award, owners Andrew Underwood and Nicholas Curtis were overwhelmed, stating: "On behalf of our entire team, we would like to thank every single person who took the time and effort to vote for us, alongside all our loyal customers."
Taking their own spin on the classic blend Russian Caravan, we are thrilled to provide them with their very own blend 'Richmond Caravan' which is an exciting brew with a tasty twist; perfect for all you Mad Hatters who are looking to attend a tea party like no other!
The guys have aspirations to expand out into other areas of the North West, so be sure you are one of the lucky individuals who get to experience Richmond Tea Rooms in its original form, here in the heart of Manchester.