Knowledge and Expertise expressed through our Award-Winning Teas
Our rich heritage and passion for creating perfect blends is reflected in our award-winning collection of teas and infusions. Through five generations of our family, starting with Birchall Graham, the pursuit for perfection continues to be the mantra we live by today.
By not compromising on quality at any stage of the creation process, we are confident that every single cup of Birchall tea is absolutely perfect every time. Birchall’s signature black teas are all sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa, from Rwanda through to the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where the very best teas are to be found.
“Our teas are always 100% pure main grade black leaf tea.”
It means that all Birchall teas produce bright, strong, golden infusions that are full-bodied and have a depth of flavour. All are cultivated from high grown, younger and more modern Camellia Sinensis bushes that grow, throughout the year, in ideal conditions.
“Our knowledge of the region matched by our buying power enables the company to select the very best teas available.”
By being present at origin, we are able to pack and ship the selected teas quickly, often far outstripping the competition by many months and retaining the optimum vibrancy and freshness in the leaves.
The journey from green leaf to the dried tea leaves that you see at home takes place at the estate. The first stage in the process is ‘Withering’ where the tea-maker looks to reduce the moisture content of the green leaf by blowing air under them.
Throughout this process and during the ‘Fermenting’ stage the green leaves are oxidising as they react with the air around them. This gives black tea its mahogany hue when brewed.
Once the tea-maker considers the leaves to have reached the desired standard, the tea production is completed by ‘Drying’, ‘Sorting’ and ‘Packing’ the leaves. They are then ready for drinking and sale with only the finest being selected for the Birchall blends.
We devote considerable energy to sourcing and selecting only the finest ingredients, from around the world, and apply our Birchall ‘know-how’ to create naturally caffeine free, beautifully balanced fruit and herbal tea blends.
“Birchall’s unrivalled tea blending expertise has gone into creating each unique infusion.”
From classics such as Camomile and Peppermint, through to new favourites Lemongrass & Ginger and Redbush, our collection includes a tisane to suit every serving occasion and taste. As you can see our teas have been given a lot of love, care and attention over the generations and we can’t wait for you to appreciate our tea with a guaranteed perfect taste every time.