Originating from the Greek for barley water, the Tisane ritual offers not teas, but a fabulous array of herbal and fruit infusions – perfect for those seeking a light and refreshingly different experience.

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The word “tisane” originates from the Greek word “ptisane”, a drink made from pearl barley, but is by definition any herbal infusion other than one from the leaves of the tea bush. Tisanes can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. The tisane is then strained, sweetened if so desired, and served. Herbal “tea” is best known for its medicinal effects. Though very little scientific evidence exists of its actual efficacy, herbal tea is still highly regarded as a preventative treatment for certain ailments. Choose from a range of light and refreshing infusions, which will brew to give a delicate and fragrant taste and aroma.


Whole peppermint leaves have been roughly cut to produce a refreshing and cleansing drink. Full of minty fresh flavour, this infusion delivers a cooling caffeine-free brew. Reputed to aid digestion, it is ideal as an after-dinner drink. As refreshing as a bare-foot walk through the morning dew at sunrise, this vibrant and clean infusion is sure to blow the cobwebs away.

Blackcurrant & Lavender

The rich combination of sweet blackcurrant and lavender provides a delicious autumn taste, transporting you to picturesque views of fiery golden leaves, vibrant holly berry hedgerows and fields of golden crops ready for harvest. Take comfort in the fresh and fruity flavours as they provide a touch of warmth as the evenings get colder and the nights draw in.

Signature Earl Grey

A rich dark Keemun tea from the Anhui province of China, blended with the oil of the citrus fruit Bergamot, and combined with delicate lavender flowers to produce an aromatic floral blend. The liquor delivers a deep copper colour, whilst the lavender emits a soothing relaxing aroma. This tea can be enjoyed with a dash of milk, or with a slice of lemon to bring out the Bergamot flavour.

Russian Caravan

The blend name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the transcontinental tea trade, from tea-producing areas to Russia. In Russia, the traditional way to serve tea was from a samovar, which stood on the family table in the home, ready to dispense fortifying black tea to anyone needing a revitalising, warming drink.

2nd Flush Darjeeling

This fine tea gives an exquisite liquor, delicate and full of flavour. The concentration of flavour from this ‘2nd flush’ is unique to the spring teas, giving a delightful honey aroma and a light, fragrant taste of ripe green muscatel grapes. Preferably drunk without milk - or at most just a dash.

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Oriental varieties

A delightful fusion of Chinese and Japanese traditional tea ceremonies, with all the poise and elegance of the Orient, this delicate, precise ritual takes you back to the true origins of tea.

Traditional afternoon tea

A quintessentially British tradition, this classic tea ceremony dates back to the 1830’s when Anna Maria, the Seventh Duchess of Bedford, first introduced it to her exclusive circle of friends.

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