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Black Tea

Black Tea

Østerlandsk 1889 Copenhagen has a large selection of tea from all over the world. Our assortment ranges from the finest qualities of pure black, green and white teas to the more traditional pure qualities, flavored black, green and white tea, the house's own mixes, red tea, exciting herbs and fruits, Chai etc. Below you can read more about green tea.

Thedistricts, the various plantations and thequalities

The from Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, as it is called in Sinhala, are powerful and dark red varieties with a greater tannin content than other teas. You must therefore be careful to comply with the 3-minute draw time so as to avoid extracting unnecessary bitters.

The most traditional areas for production are Dimbula, Uva and Nuwara Eliya.

The most famous district in Ceylon is Uva. Monsun and trade winds in this area have a bearing on the production and harvesting times are in August and February - the so-called "Peak Seasons". In these periods, it is probably harvested the world with the most intensive aroma.

Uva High Grown Broken Ceylon BOP
The Uva district is located in the highlands and the tea from here is strong and full of flavor. The best qualities are picked between July and September.

Nuwara Eliya
This district has the highest placed plantations and the theaters from here are called the Ceylon Theatre Champagne, among other things. Because of the extreme heights that the bushes grow in and hence the slower growth which gives the thees a delicate flavor. The district is thus regarded as the scene of the best and finest qualities. Premium tea is picked all year round.

Ceylon Shawlands OP
This Ceylon tea is a very nice quality with its long, narrow, dark leaves, making it lighter and more round than other Ceylon grades. A very aromatic large-leafed Ceylon tea with a nice amber color and rich, nuanced flavor.


Assam is a tropical province in northeastern India. Geographically surrounded by Bangladesh Myanmar, Buhtan, Tibet and China. Assam is the world's largest total thedist district located on both sides of the Brahmaputta River. About 2,000 plantations, the Assam produces powerful, aromatic flavors with its distinctive malt flavor. The Theams from Assam are also very well suited as milk kettles. In addition to the well-known Second Flush theer, the plantations also produce First Flush Theer and Green Assam Thees.

For lovers, this area is one of the beautiful places on earth. The tea from this region is of the highest quality. In the First Flush period the tea has a light, fresh and floral taste and in the Second Flush period a strong, rich and amazingly aromatic flavor.

Darjeeling is the finest, most aromatic and floral tea that is found and is rightly considered among the world's most distinguished species. Darjeeling tea is also called 'Champagne of Tea's'! Darjeeling tea grows on the southern slopes of Himalayas at altitudes from 900 meters up to 2400 meters above sea level. For generations, tea peasants have reared their bushes, drying and fermentation, and created an excellent tea that is incomparable in their taste.

Darjeeling has 4 great harvest periods. The first fall - First Flush - is in spring from early March to mid April. The second fall - Second Flush - lies in the summer season in the months of May and June. The third fall - Monsoon Flush / Rain Flush - is in the period July to September. The fourth fall - Autumn Flush - is in October to November.

Autumn periods are of great importance to the quality and taste of the tea's. The difference in harvest times can be compared to wines and their vintage wines. Climate conditions also have a significant influence on the quality of the theaters. As tea is picked in so-called blocks, the same bush can produce very different teas. The finest qualities are picked in March and April months and are the so-called First Flush qualities - the first fall of the year. If the teas are picked in or during a period of rain, the rain will have rinsed the finest juices of the bush leaves and the tea will consequently lose some of its flavor. Thus, the best results are obtained during the harvest periods in the dry months.

Østerlandsk 1889 Copenhagen selects each year what Darjeeling qualities our house will offer our customers. The plantations from which we choose our Darjeeling qualities vary accordingly according to which plantation we believe can offer the best theer of the various Darjeeling qualities that year. Østerlandsk currently offer 8 different different grades of pure, unmixed and fine Darjeeling Thees.

Cultivation of the tea in China stretches over colossal areas and the plantations are spread widely. This means that the black tea can vary a lot in taste and color. From medium to light, over sweet and aromatic, to strong and earthy. Commonly, they have a very low tannic acid content and often have a slightly smoked taste.

Keemun the is known for its mildness and is almost without tannins. If you want a tea with as low tannin content as possible, Keemun is the right choice.

In the province of Yunnan, southwest of China, you have grown green tea for approx. 1700 years. Only since 1939 have you produced black the. Due to the geographical conditions and climatic conditions, Yunnan can be compared to Assam. Medium filling, with spicy body. The light fruity and earthy flavor gives the tea its unique characteristics.

China Lapsang Souchong
Special the, which does not consist of the typical two leaves and a shot, but instead consists of the plant's larger and more powerful leaves. The leaves are shaken over exotic wood and give a typical smoked taste.

The Chinese word Oolong means "red dragon". These teas come mainly from southeastern China and Taiwan and are semi-fermented, which means that the theaters' oxidation process is stopped before otherwise they would become black the. The oolong teas are very large-leafed and they have a slightly sweet taste with a fine amber color, as well as an elegant, floral and peach-like character.

Oolong Fancy Superior
The finest Oolong quality that can be absorbed. Intense floral bouquet and incredibly aromatic. Lightly spiced overtones and almost endless aftertaste. A sublime the for connoisseurs!

Oolong Formosa Choicest
This Oolong has a nice amber color. The taste is softly soft with a touch of honey.

Many of our tea's are some we mix ourselves. The one who started it all, you can read about below, and you can also read about our Lady Gray.
Over the years, several thees have come to fruition, and especially the past few years, herbal tea with liquorice and mixtures of fruit has been won.

Admirality Tea
In 1889, Østerlandsk 1889 Copenhagen was founded by a navy soldier who participated in the 50th anniversary of the English Queen Victorias 2 years earlier in the year 1887. The English Admiralty had invited a dear who made such an impression on many Søren Wilhelm Jacobsen that he took the recipe for the mix with home to Copenhagen. Here he founded Østerlandsk, where the special "Admiralitetsthe" is still one of the house's mixes.
Over the years, this tea has been enjoyed not only by the citizens of Copenhagen but by customers from all over the world.

Lady Gray
In 1904, by letter of 11 November, Østerlandsk received from the secretariat of H.K.H. Prince Valdemar, Copenhagen, permission to use Princess Maries silhouette as a logo, and to call the current Lady Gray for "The Ladies' Tea".
This letter is today exhibited in the Østerlandsk shop at Nørrevold`.

Lady Gray is based on the same basic tea as 'Admiralitetsthe', but added a little bergamot oil.

Where the thesmag in this mixture is incredibly rich, the taste of bergamot is significantly easier than with a classic Earl Gray.



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