antique tea service

Infusions

Leaves and blossoms from other plants have been used to create natural and beneficial drinks since before records began. Although none have attained the popularity of tea (except perhaps the coffee bean), they are widely enjoyed and each have their own unique flavours and uses. Our selection has been chosen to provide both classic and unusual infusions from around the world.

Chamomile Blossoms

Chamomile Blossoms

Chamomile blossoms make a mellow and relaxing infusion with a delicate apple-like fragrance. It is widely used for its medicinal benefits, including preventing colds and gently aiding sleep.

Cinnamon Anise Rooibos

Cinnamon Anise Rooibos

The subtle sweetness of cinnamon, the floral notes of jasmine blossoms and the gentle spiciness of star anise are blended together with the rich honey tones of rooibos. A smooth blend which can be enjoyed all day and late into the evening.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus makes a classic tangy infusion with natural hints of acidic fruits like cranberry and redcurrant. It has the most amazing gorgeous deep rose pink colour.

Lemongrass and Marigold

Lemongrass and Marigold

A startling blend of lemon grass, freeze-dried strawberries and marigold blossoms. The strawberry flavours burst through the tangy lemon grass to create an intense lemon berry blend. The marigold blossoms add an absinthian whisper.

Liquorice Rooibos

Liquorice Rooibos

A perfectly balanced blend of refreshing rooibos and luscious liquorice root. The combination conjures memories of traditional chewy liquorice sweets. This infusion is both superb on its own and can be equally enjoyed with sugar or honey.

Manuka Mint

Manuka Mint

This organic infusion is made from the leaves of the manuka tree, the native "tea tree" of New Zealand, combined with a very refreshing peppermint. Manuka is renowned for its health benefits and has become extremely popular in the form of manuka honey. This infusion has a strong peppermint flavour with a subtle fragrance reminiscent of walking through a New Zealand manuka forest.

Mate

Mate

Mate is the national drink of Argentina. Made from the leaves of the Yerba-maté plant (Ilex paraguariensis) great ceremony is taken in its preparation. This varies from region to region and to personal taste. The infusion has a strong aromatic green tea-like taste with hints of tobacco and oak flavours.

Nana Mint

Nana Mint

A cut leaf mint infusion from Morocco with an alluring spearmint fragrance and flavour. The Moroccan mint leaves are picked and dried whole, sealing in the essential flavours.

Night Melody

Night Melody

This blend of rooibos, lime blossoms and honeybush is a naturally sweet drink created specifically for the evening, to encourage sleep. It has a relaxing fragrance and mellow taste.

Orange Pistachio Rooibos

Orange Pistachio Rooibos

A kaleidoscopic of flavours erupt from this infusion. The scent is lead by the orange rind and refreshing rooibos. The magic comes with the flavour - the pistachios and pink pepper corns, together with a hint of coriander, create a taste reminiscent of freshly baked orange biscuits.

Rooibos

Rooibos

This is a excellent full bodied rooibos produced in South Africa. It is deep red in colour and has a refreshingly tangy taste. In Africa it is common to drink rooibos with both milk and sugar, whereas in Europe it is popular to savour it alone. Whichever way you prefer, this is a delightful drink.

Verbena

Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a very popular infusion in the south of France. It has a marvellous, refreshing, lemon flavour without the harsh acidity of real lemon. It is a gorgeous, vivid, green and brings to mind freshly cut lemons and Sundays in the garden.

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