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Tea sourcing

We use only a small number of tea importers, specially chosen for their quality, consistency and creativity when it comes to new products. From them we handpick a variety including black, green and white teas from the premier growing countries of India and China. We offer decaffeinated black teas and fruit, herbal and flower tisanes together with seasonal creations to bring you the best tea brewing experience.

All of our teas are offered in loose form packed in 125g and 250g sizes. We supply our Fine Lakeland Blend and six other traditional teas in tea bag boxes of 50 per box. Our tea bag boxes and wrappers are 100% recyclable. So are our loose tea clear stand-up pouches. The tea bag debate has been in the media recently; our view is that customer choice is paramount. Despite claims to the contrary ALL single-use tea bags on the market today aren’t ideal. We encourage you to look at our extensive range of loose teas and tisanes, joining the ever-growing band of people choosing to infuse loose teas, fruits and herbs.

Penningtons fine teas

Penningtons fine teas

Fine Lakeland Blend

Our own blend of the finest teas, which produce a strong, full-bodied refreshing cup of tea. Can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Ceylon

From the Namunukula plantation in Sri Lanka. A tea grown at high altitude, producing a bright amber cup. Best served black, either hot or over ice for a summer thirst quencher.

Assam

Full bodied tea with malty strength and flovours of fruit and spice. Subtle tannins produce a bright clean cup. Can be served with milk, but we recommend serving with lemon.

Darjeeling

From the Rrungee Rungliot tea farm in the foothills of the Himalayas. Darjeeling teas are noted for their light and delicate taste. With its muscatel flavour, it is known as the ‘champagne of teas.’

Decaffeinated

A Ceylon tea with the caffeine naturally removed. This preserves the teas natural flavours. The tea is soaked in water and liquid carbon dioxide which, when drained, washes off the caffeine. This process preserves the natural flavours of the tea giving an ideal drink for any time of day.

Earl Grey

This tea is one of the most recognised flavoured teas in the world. The quintessentially British tea is Black China tea flavoured from oil of Bergamot, which is extracted from the rind of the small acidic Bergamot Orange. Earl Grey was Prime Minister to King William IV in the early 19th Century. It is said the Earl was given the recipe by a Chinese Mandarin whose life he had saved. This tea is light and smooth with a refreshing citrus flavour. It can be served with milk and/or sugar, but goes particularly well with lemon.

English Breakfast

A robust blend of Chinese and Indian black teas to produce a full bodied and rich cup of tea. The perfect start to everyone’s morning.

Other teas

Traditional

Traditional

Including

Lapsang Souchong

Black China tea dried slowly over bark less pinewood fires which give a soft, lingering smokiness. A perfect option for after dinner refreshment.

Large leaf ceylon

From the Namunukula plantation in Sri Lanka. A tea grown at high altitude, producing a bright amber cup. Best served black, either hot or over ice for a summer thirst quencher.

Other teas

From the Rrungee Rungliot tea farm in the foothills of the Himalayas. Darjeeling teas are noted for their light and delicate taste. With its muscatel flavour, it is known as the ‘champagne of teas.’

Fruit/herb/flower

Fruit/herb/flower

Including

Apple & lemon

A tisane of sweet Kentish apples and juicy citrus lemons produces a wonderful fruity cuppa.

Berry burst

A mix of elderberries, readcurrants, rosehips, hibiscus blossoms and apple, this tisane produces a berry bursting claret red brew. Perfect served over ice in summer.

Camomile flowers

Recommended for its calming effect, Camomile is simply infused in freshly boiled water. Produces a fresh, light and calming cup that is naturally free of caffeine.

Penningtons fine teas

Flavoured

Including

Kendal mint cake

Kendal Mint Cake helped Edmund Hilary conquer Everest. To celebrate this, we blend green gunpowder tea with mint oil giving a refreshing menthol flavour.

Spiced Christmas

Mild, black tea from China combined with cinnamon, aromatic cloves and citrus peels. This tea is not just for Christmas but worthy of year-round enjoyment. A spicy and fresh aroma with a tangy flavour and slightly sweet finish. The perfect accompaniment to all Yuletide treats.

Winter

Mild China black tea combined with cinnamon, aromatic cloves and orange peel. This is a treat worthy of year-round enjoyment. A spicy and fresh aroma with a balanced tangy flavour and slightly sweet finish.

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Infusion