If you are able to pop into our shop at 11 Leith Walk with a container of your choice or are happy to carry it home in a paper bag, you can enjoy any one (or more) of the following teas and infusions that we currently have available in our packaging free format:
Breakfast Blend, Lemongrass and Ginger, Chai Black, Earl Grey, Xin Yang Mao Jian, Jasmine Jin Hao, Russian Caravan, Mokalbari Assam, Kenilworth, Rooibos, Cherry and Peach Sencha, Gopaldhara TGBOP Darjeeling, Peppermint, Scottish Summer Fruits, Blue Lady and Orange Blossom Oolong.
Despite our packaging all being able to be recycled and composted, coming in for refills is still a great way to lessen your impact on the planet. However, some of these teas are more loved than others, so let's dive into some of the more unknown teas we offer for refill and see if we can't pique your interest.
Gopaldhara TGBOP Darjeeling
TGBOP stands for Tippy Golden Broken Orange Pekoe, and this delicious broken leaf black tea comes from the Gopaldhara Estate, one of the prime estates in the Darjeeling district. With an elevation of roughly 6,500ft, they have a reputation for providing many quality teas. We stock a variety of Indian black teas in Pekoetea, but because of the refill option you don't have to fully commit to a purchase before knowing if you like it, simply get a small amount to try first! With Gopaldhara TGBOP Darjeeling, there are elements of familiarity such as muscatel and a reliable citrus aftertaste, however this foundation is tweaked slightly by introducing fruity flavours encompassed with a buttery, honey quality. If you are interested but aren't one for a black tea by itself, how about mixing in some oat milk and date syrup to mellow out the flavours and absorb the aftertaste?
Here we have another wonderful Indian black tea formally known as 'Mokalbari Assam TGFBOP' (Tippy Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe). This Assam is malty, full-bodied and slightly floral in aftertaste. Coming from another prestigious tea estate, Mokalbari East, it is harvested during the second flush, a process that produces the dark colour and muscatel flavours. If you are unsure of how to break out of the box of breakfast black teas, I think you'll enjoy this as a first step.
Xin Yang Mao Jian
You might be more familiar with this tea by its more common name, Jade Tips. As one of the Ten Great Chinese Teas, Xin Yang Mao Jian comes with fresh, earthy notes, and a subtle taste. The tea is grown throughout the countryside around the city of Xin Yang in Henan Province, which gives the tea part of its name. The rest, Mao Jian, means literally 'Hair Point' in reference to the long, fine shape of the leaves.
Jasmine Jin Hao
Jasmine Yin Hao is a top grade jasmine green tea with white tips. This tea is scented using a traditional process which involves layering the tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine blossoms open at dusk, transferring their scent to the tea leaves, and this process is repeated over several nights. High quality jasmine teas such as this one have most of the jasmine blossoms removed, leaving a fresh and fragrant tea to be enjoyed and savoured.