Passionate about tea

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!

Tea of the month…

Earl Grey & Cornflower

Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil coupled with…

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“The difference in taste of whole leaf tea is, quite simply, memorable.” – James Green

About us…

Tea from the Manor Story

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

A selection of our clients

Stocking and Selling Tea From The Manor Teas

Tea from the Manor provides loose and silk 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.

Our tea…

A superior experience

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”, &ldqou;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 also specialism.

Tea of the month…

Earl Grey & Cornflower

Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil coupled with…

Loose or silk bags

Our teas are either single leaf or blends and all are available loose with a selection also available in silk bags. Using silk 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.

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Loose leaf teas

Browse our selection of loose leaf teas…

  • Apple tea

    Apple

    Apple

    A delicious drink based on a black tea with added earthy tones of sweet apple pieces.

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  • Black Peppermint tea

    Black Peppermint

    Black Peppermint

    A delicious combination of black tea and peppermint creates a delightful balance between uplifting and soothing.

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  • Camomile tea

    Camomile

    Camomile

    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.

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  • Chai Spice

    Chai Spice

    Chai Spice

    A mixture of Assam tea, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, ginseng, ginko and rooibos.

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  • Darjeeling

    Darjeeling

    Darjeeling

    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.

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  • Earl Grey

    Earl Grey

    Earl Grey

    Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil.

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  • Earl Grey & Cornflower

    Earl Grey & Cornflower

    Earl Grey & Cornflower

    Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil coupled with delicate blue cornflower buds.

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  • English Breakfast

    English Breakfast

    English Breakfast

    A blend of Ceylon and Assam tea. Full bodied with a coppery coloured brightness.

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  • Lapsang

    Lapsang

    Lapsang

    A large leaf tea regarded as the best of the black Chinese teas. Has a smokey, drawn-out flavour.

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  • Lemon & Ginger

    Lemon & Ginger

    Lemon & Ginger

    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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  • Liquorice

    Liquorice

    Liquorice

    Sweet, smooth and comforting liquorice is blended with peppermint for zing. A calming, comforting brew full of healthy goodness which helps with digestive cleansing.

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  • Oolong

    Oolong

    Oolong

    Balanced between the richness of black tea and the tang of green tea oolong delivers the best of both worlds.

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  • Red Berries

    Red Berries

    Red Berries

    A fruit blend consisting of hibiscus, rosehip, apple pieces and orange peel.

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  • Red Berries & Rose

    Red Berries & Rose

    Red Berries & Rose

    Our own fruit blend of hibiscus, rosehip, apple pieces and orange peel rounded off with the delicate edge of rose petals and rose buds.

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  • Rooibos

    Rooibos

    Rooibos

    A naturally earthy, caffeine free full bodied tea that comes from the bright green needled shrubs in South Africa. When processed they turn red.

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  • Russian Caravan

    Russian Caravan

    Russian Caravan

    A blend of Darjeeling, Oolong and China Black - full bodied with a sweet malty taste. This tea was transported from the Chinese border to Moscow by camel caravan.

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  • Strawberry

    Strawberry

    Strawberry

    A black tea fragranced with strawberries.

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  • Vanilla

    Vanilla

    Vanilla

    The flamboyance of the vanilla spice contrasts perfectly with the clean taste of black tea to produce a fresh, fragrant drink.

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  • White Downey

    White Downey

    White Downey

    This well-guarded secret of the Chinese emperors is a rare delicacy. The tenderest white downy tea buds are handpicked and hand processed.

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Silk tea bags

Tea pile

English Breakfast

A blend of Ceylon and Assam tea. Full bodied with a coppery coloured brightness.

Earl Grey

Large leaf black China tea scented with bergamot oil.

Yunnan Green

A traditional fragrant green tea with a distinctive yet delicate taste. The leaf is attractive, large and twisted with a little tip.

Chai Spice

A mixture of Assam tea, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, ginseng, ginko and rooibos.

Darjeeling Leaf (Quality)

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.

Camomile Flower

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.

Red Berries

A fruit blend consisting of hibiscus, rosehip, apple pieces and orange peel.

Green Peppermint

Famous for its refreshing virtues and with a delicate, natural mint scent. You will appreciate the fresh taste of our blend.

Decaf

Our English Breakfast blend with only a hint of caffeine remaining.

Lemon and Ginger

Lemon, joined by ginger, creates a harmonious blend. Lemon brings a zesty zing followed by the warming spice of the ginger.

Loose teas

The perfect cup of tea…

What makes a great tea?

Tea Type Measure per person (tsp) Recommended brewing time (mins) Recommeded water temperature (°C)
Black 1 2-3 85
Black blend 1 2-3 85
Green 1 1 75
Green blend 1 1 75
White 1.5 4 70
Oolong 1 13 85
Rooibos 1.5 4-5 95
Fruit/herbal 1.5 4-5 95

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!

  • Whole Leaf & Flowers (4 grades)
  • Whole Leaf (4 grades)
  • Broken Leaf (11 grades)
  • Fanning (6 grades)
  • Dust (2 grades)

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.

Loose tea …with our loose leaf tea

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.

heat water to recommended temperature leave to brew for 1-5 mins add milk, sugar, honey or lemon Milk Sugar Honey Lemon
Teabag

…with our silk tea bags

Place the silk 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.

Loose tea

Accessories…

Heart-shaped tea

Drink your tea in style

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…

 
  • Teapot

    Teapot

    Stainless steel and glass teapot with integrated infuser. Capacity 2 cup

  • Tea Spoons

    Tea Spoons x4

    4 tea spoons approx 12cm in length, each with a delightfully different top

  • Card Holders

    Card Holders x6

    6 solid miniature teapot card holders

  • Sugar Tongs

    Sugar Tongs

    Pretty shell-shaped sugar tongs

  • Tea Caddy Spoon

    Tea Caddy Spoon

    Shell-shaped, teapot-ended caddy spoon - essential for the perfect pot of tea!

  • Tea Caddy

    Tea Caddy

    In medium and large

  • Tea Strainer

    Tea Strainer

    Beautiful tea strainer with exquisite detailing and rest

  • Tea Timer

    Tea Timer

    Handy timer to help create your perfect brew. Comes with 3, 4 & 5 minute timers

The Tea Pod - for hire!

Tea Pod back

Our custom made show trailer

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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.

Tea Pod side
Garden
Tea Pod garden
Tea Pod inside
Under marquee

Keep up to date with the latest from Tea from the Manor…

28th March 2014

The Cake & Bake Show Manchester 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at The Cake and Bake Show in Manchester. It was a fantastic 3 days and we met lots of lovely people who took home plenty of tea. Thanks to everyone who registered for the launch on the new online shop - we will send you your exclusive invites to the shop over the next couple of weeks so look out for it arriving in your inbox!

The Cake & Bake Show Manchester 2014

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