AND INDIVIDUALLY SELECTED
Tea comes from Camellia Sinensis, a species of evergreen shrub or small tree, originated in southeast Asia at the junction where northeast India, north Burma, southwest China and Tibet meet. The leaves and leaf buds of these small shrubs are used to produce a variety of drinking teas.
From this centre of origin, the tea plant has subsequently been introduced to over 52 countries throughout the world.
Jilly’s Fine Leaf Teas are carefully sourced and selected from south-east Asian countries like Sri Lanka and China, and further abroad, such as Eqypt and South Africa.
The unique flavours in every Jilly’s blend include a variety of ingredients such as jasmine, peppermint, chamomile or cornflower, giving the distinctive flavours and aromas that Jilly’s Fine Leaf Teas are famous for.
AND BLENDED BY HAND
Jilly’s Fine Leaf Teas are extensively cupped – a process of tasting and evaluating the quality of loose leaf tea. Tea leaves can often differ in taste – even leaves that are from the same shipment, tea garden or processed batch, so cupping is an ideal way to ensure quality control and guarantee the finest flavours in every cup.
Blending by hand is a superior way of mixing tea leaves together and results in consistently lovely flavours and textures, bringing to light the subtle nuances found in your favourite cuppa.
FINE LEAF TEAS WITH CHARACTER
BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, HERBAL & SPECIALTY
Tea drinking has spanned the centuries, and it has borne witness to the interactions of people of all walks of life. With a range of over 25 different tea offerings, including all your favourites such as Earl Grey and English Breakfast, the Jilly’s Fine Leaf Tea range has something for everyone.
Beautifully packaged and available in 50gm – 1kg quantities, the Jilly’s Fine Leaf Tea range is ready to be brewed in your home or café.
FEATURED BLEND: REST & RELAX
This gorgeous little blend began to take shape over a rainy weekend in 2016. The end goal: to drink from a pot of tea that was enjoyable but delivered on its promise of relaxation.
For several weeks previously, herbs were researched for their therapeutic properties, for the way they interacted with other herbs and as much information as could be was gathered to their origins, plantings and harvesting processes. Then the fun began – the blending of varying quantities of the selected herbs and the multiple tastings and blind tastings of the blend over the course of days.
The process started out well enough, but by the end of the first day we found ourselves unable to stay awake, and far too deep in blissful relaxation to focus on the task at hand. So, I guess you could say the blend worked as intended but the quantities consumed were well above the recommended amounts for meaningful tasks to take place!
And so a blend was born; mingling peppermint and chamomile, linden leaves and flowers, roses and calendula with hibiscus and cornflowers. All elements beautiful to look at and powerful in effect.