Since we started this project we have fallen in love more and more with the vast world of tea. We are inviting you to visit the website of the tea council as they are the right source of anything you would like to know about tea. At Le Chalet, we have selected 18 different kinds of loose leaf tea from a wide selection of different teas. In your pot, we try to bring you a variety of different flavours and textures from white, green, Oolong, black tea as well as Tisane and infusions. We are supplying excellent quality of different blends to drink in our tea room as well as to buy over the counter. You won’t believe our competitive prices either…. we told you, we are passionate about it ! We have enclosed a few health facts about tea: Tea contains approximately 99% of water. It is an important source of fluid and can count towards your daily intake of 8 cups of fluid. Both the Food Standards Agency and the British Dietetic Association advise that tea can help to meet your daily fluid requirements. Tea consumption does not produce a diuretic effect unless the amount of tea consumed at one sitting contained more than 300mg of caffeine. This is equivalent to six or seven cups of tea at one sitting. – Single servings of caffeine at doses exceeding 300mg may have a diuretic effect. – However, a tolerance to caffeine develops so in the unlikely event of there being any diuretic effect, this effect is diminished in people who regularly drink tea. Approximately 40% of the nation’s fluid intake today will be tea. Tea without milk has no calories. Using semi-skimmed milk adds around 13 calories per cup, but you also benefit from valuable minerals and calcium. Four cups of tea with milk provides 21% of your daily calcium requirement. Tea is a source of the minerals manganese, essential for bone growth and body development, and potassium, vital for maintaining body fluid levels. The average cup of tea contains less than half the level of caffeine than coffee. One cup contains only 50mg per 190ml cup. Tea is a natural source of fluoride and drinking four cups makes a significant contribution to your daily intake. (Only 11% of UK water supply has fluoride added.) Green and black teas are from the same plant, Camelia sinensis, and contain similar amounts of antioxidants and caffeine.

Chinese Silver Needle (Yin Zhen) White Tea

Description

The rarest of all teas from China. Only the finest leaves are plucked in their pre-open phase and then manufactured with a very short fermentation time and a long, slow drying process. This produces a yellowy liquor that is light and delicate with a pleasant nutty flavour.

  • 4.90 for 50g
  • 11.95 for 125g
  • 23.40 for 250g

Jasmine Pearls

Description

This spring green tea is rolled into beautiful pearls that are scented with fresh jasmine flowers. Once brewed, the pearls unravel to reveal long, juicy buds that create a strong floral aroma and taste that will entice the senses and inspire thoughts of long summer days.

  • 6.00 for 50g
  • 14.70 for 125g
  • 28.90 for 250g

Butterfly Dance

Description

These extraordinary balls of green tea will open to reveal Jasmine, Marigold and Lily flowers once submerged in water. The green tea is complimented by the floral tastes creating a brew as delicious as it is beautiful.

  • 4.20 for 50g
  • 10.20 for 125g
  • 19.90 for 250g

Formosa Oolong Tea

Description

This tea is grown in strictly controlled conditions in Taiwan (formerly Formosa). A masterpiece of Tea production! A light, almost peachy flavour, guaranteed to satisfy the most jaded palate.

  • 1.80 for 50g
  • 4.20 for 125g
  • 7.90 for 250g

Earl Grey

Description

A blend of large Chinese leaf teas. It produces a light coloured liquid with a delicate scent, flavoured with Oil of Bergamot, possessing a delightful citrus flavour.

  • 1.15 for 50g
  • 2.60 for 125g
  • 4.65 for 250g

English Breakfast

Description

This popular and well-known blend does not only have to be drunk at breakfast time! English Breakfast is usually a blend of Sri Lankan and Indian Teas, a full bodied, fragrant blend with a coppery coloured brightness.

  • 0.70 for 50g
  • 1.45 for 125g
  • 2.40 for 250g

First Flush Darjeeling

Description

Our First Flush Darjeeling is a fine and refreshing tea. It has the typical muscatel grape flavour but with a floral undertone and the green freshness of a first flush.Often referred to as the Champagne of teas.

  • 2.95 for 50g
  • 7.10 for 125g
  • 13.65 for 250g

Indian Spiced Tea

Description

Our delicious Chai tea is made from a base of Assam black tea and has been expertly hand blended with ginger pieces, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fennel seeds and whole red peppercorns.

  • 3.00 for 50g
  • 7.20 for 125g
  • 13.90 for 250g

Lapsang Souchong

Description

A large leaf China Tea, Lapsang Souchong possesses a delightful smokey flavour, making it perfect for accompanying oriental meals. Hearty and full-flavoured.

  • 1.10 for 50g
  • 2.45 for 125g
  • 4.40 for 250g

Lemon tea

Description

A large leaf China black tea with lemon peel and lemon oil a delightful, refreshing hint of citrus.

  • 1.90 for 50g
  • 4.45 for 125g
  • 8.40 for 250g

Passion Fruit tea

Description

Large leaf China black tea with passion fruit leaves and passion fruit oil.

  • 1.90 for 50g
  • 4.45 for 125g
  • 8.40 for 250g

Vanilla Tea

Description

This combination of vanilla and Keemun China tea is divine. It contains vanilla essence and vanilla pods. Ideal after a sweet dessert.

  • 1.80 for 50g
  • 4.20 for 125g
  • 7.90 for 250g

Wild Cherry tea

Description

Large leaf China black tea with cherry blossom and cherry oil producing an ideal afternoon tea.

  • 1.90 for 50g
  • 4.45 for 125g
  • 8.40 for 250g

Hibiscus

Description

This caffeine free infusion is a fresh, hydrating blend of flowers and fruit creating a sweet and floral brew. It produces the most amazing red/pink colour; it can be served warm or sweet iced. It is known as a natural remedy for high blood pressure.

  • 1.50 for 50g
  • 3.45 for 125g
  • 6.40 for 250g

Lavender

Description

This fragrant, floral and versatile caffeine-free tisane is ideal to be drunk by itself in the evening or added to Black tea as a unique addition to afternoon tea.

  • 1.30 for 50g
  • 2.95 for 125g
  • 5.40 for 250g

Peppermint

Description

A sweet, refreshing and natural herbal tea; peppermint is a perfect accompaniment to meals as it can aid digestion and refresh the palate.

  • 1.40 for 50g
  • 3.20 for 125g
  • 5.90 for 250g

Rosebuds

Description

This fragrant tisane is made from 100% natural dried rosebuds. There are no added flavourings because the rosebuds are aromatic and packed full of flavour.

  • 5.20 for 50g
  • 12.70 for 125g
  • 24.90 for 250g