​​​Loose leaf teas from around the world to keep your body healthy and happy.


Healthy Loose Leaf Teas


Black Loose leaf tea
Green loose leaf tea
Oolong loose leaf tea




Black Loose Leaf Tea

Black loose leaf teas get their characteristic flavour and colour from a natural oxidation process, which follows initial drying and rolling of the leaves after they have been picked.

Black loose leaf tea is the most common tea in North America. It is produced when withered tea leaves are rolled and allowed to oxidize (similar to how an apple changes color when the white flesh is exposed to air). This darkens the leaves and develops flavor, color and body in the leaf. When the time is right, the tea is dried to halt the oxidation process and lock in these characteristics. The result is a robust cup with bright or lively notes that are perfect for breakfast teas, with about half as much caffeine as a similarly sized cup of coffee.

Camellia Estate offers a wide range of single estate black loose leaf teas including world famous Assams, Darjeelings and Ceylons and a range of bespoke Black Blends.


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White Loose Leaf Tea
White loose leaf  tea is the world's rarest tea as it can only be picked for a few weeks in any one year. Authentic white loose leaf tea is only grown in the Fujian province in China where the exact method of processing is kept secret. What we do know is that white loose leaf tea is made from a specific tea plant variety, as well as a particular processing method which raises small silvery hairs on the leaves and buds. 


White loose leaf tea has seen a recent increase in popularity and has well-documented antioxidant and detoxifying benefits.

White loose leaf  tea  has since become a staple of high-end tea collections. 100% White Tea is the most minimally processed of all tea varietals. The fragile tea buds are neither rolled nor oxidized, and must be carefully monitored as they are dried. The rarest white loose leaf  teas are made from tea buds that are plucked the day before they open. This precise and careful technique produces a subtle cup with mellow, sweet notes. 


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Green Loose Leaf Tea

Green loose leaf tea is extremely popular in China and Japan, and is gaining popularity in America. It is produced when tea leaves are heated or steamed right after being harvested. This halts the oxidation process, preserving the leaf's emerald hue and naturally occuring antioxidants and amino acids (Theanine ). The leaves are finished by rolling or twisting, and then fired. The result is a bright cup with fresh grassy notes and about a quarter as much caffeine as a similarly sized cup of coffee. Green loose leaf  tea is made from unoxidized leaves which are simply heated after picking to destroy the enzymes that cause oxidation. They are then rolled to release their flavour. Green loose leaf teas are sweet and contain many of the vitamins and antioxidant properties of the fresh green tea leaf, making them highly regarded as a healthy, fragrant and delicious drink.


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Organic matcha powder is ground from fine Japanese green tea leaves. It is the star of the centuries-old traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Matcha powder is whisked in a bowl with water slightly less than boiling to create a frothy, bright green, nourishing beverage. For iced matcha, sometimes cold water is used. Once prepared, it is then immediately consumed in its entirety.


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 Oolong Loose Leaf Tea

The origins of oolong loose leaf  tea trace back to Taiwan and southeast China. Oolong loose leaf tea  gains its alluring character when the tea leaves are withered and briefly oxidized in direct sunlight. As soon as the leaves give off a distinctive fragrance — often compared to the fresh scent of apples, orchids or peaches — this stage is halted. The leaves are rolled, then fired to halt oxidation. The degree of semi-oxidation can range from 10-80%. Oolong's caffeine content is midway between black and green tea.Oolong, meaning Black Dragon, is usually from China and Taiwan (often called Formosa, its old Portuguese name). It is a semi-fermented tea, a cross between green and black teas, which is widely prized for its digestive benefits.

Camellia Estate offers a range of the finest oolong loose leaf teas from both China and Taiwan, including Iron Goddess of Mercy (Ti Kuan Yin) and the highest grades of Formosa Oolong teas.


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 Pronounced "poo-erh," this tea takes its name from a town in the Yunnan Province of China (similar to champagne getting its name from the Champagne region of France). Like wine, it improves with age; some pu-erhs are still drinkable after 50 years! The tea leaves are processed like green tea, then heaped into piles or formed in bricks. Heat is then combined with moisture to encourage natural bacterial fermentation. When the tea is ready, it is only partially fired. This stops enzyme activity, but leaves the tea moist enough to continue to age.




100% Organic & Caffeine Free

There are other drinks widely accepted as 'teas' such as Chamomile, Peppermint or Rooibos. At Camellia Estate  we refer to these as Infusions as they are natural botanicals which are not related to the actual tea plant. Many of our Infusions are naturally caffeine free and many are 100% organic. Camellia Estate Organic Teas are Certified Organic by the Soil Association.

The range includes: 



Herbal Infusions

Although many devoted tea drinkers find great pleasure in sipping these aromatic brews, "herbal teas" are not officially teas. In the purest sense, only the leaves and buds of Camellia sinensis, the plant that gives us black, oolong, green and white tea should be called tea.


Our herbal infusions are all blended using real herbs, flowers and seeds and contain no artificial flavourings or colourings.


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Rooibos & Honeybush

Rooibos, or Redbush, is grown in South Africa. Naturally caffeine free, it contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as anti-ageing properties.


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Fruit Infusions

All our fruit infusions are made with only real visible pieces of fruit, whole berries and flowers. They contain no artificial colours or flavourings and are sugar-free.


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