With Birchall Tea it’s always tea time

Every day we wake up and the first beverage on my mind in the morning is a nice cup of tea. Thanks to Birchall Tea my mornings have been revitalised as they sell 14 quality different award winning teas from white tea, black tea, green tea, herbal, and chai tea.

What is tea though? well it is an aromatic beverage which is commonly prepared by pouring hot water over tea leaves or a tea bag with tea leaves. There are many different types of tea from herbal teas giving a fruity taste to a classic English Breakfast tea which has a full-bodied and robust taste with a slightly sweet note. Apart from tea being a refreshing beverage to enjoy first thing in the morning or during anytime of the day did you know that teas which contain caffeine has a stimulating effect? When it reaches your brain, the most noticeable effect is alertness. You will feel more awake and less tired. Plus tea is a common ingredient used in most medications to treat or manage drowsiness, headaches, and migraines.

Thanks to Birchall Tea I was kindly gifted all 14 of their award winning teas to try at home from herbal tea to old classics such as English Breakfast tea and Earl Grey.

Birchall Tea

Birchall is a family owned British tea company which is based in London and has been trading since 1872 ever since Captain Birchall Graham first planted a tea tree in India. Why India? as Graham was posted there as an officer with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment where he served for a number of years. Fond of his time spent in India after his time in service he joined with his brother Robert in India and they cleverly used their savings to make a living by planting tea in Darjeeling. The seeds of a tea dynasty were planted and subsequently Birchall Graham continued in the tea trade, successfully developing the business and acquiring the knowledge and expertise to create the finest teas in the world.

Continuing the family business to this day the fifth generation of the Graham family continues to trade tea across international markets. Birchall has been a long standing member of the Ethical Tea Partnership specialising in single origin and blended black teas. Their main office is based in London plus other offices and even a 62,000 sq ft tea factory within East Africa who produce Birchall Tea from speciality and everyday black teas. All of their teas are hand picked leaves from tea bushes which are grown in ideal conditions at high altitude in volcanic soil resulting in a high quality cup of bright, well balanced, delicious, and highly flavoursome tea.

Since 2011, their black teas, green teas and infusions have scooped 69 prestigious accolades at the Great Taste Awards with their classic Great Rift Breakfast Blend winning 10 years in a row… more than any other breakfast tea on the Earth!

This is the full list of award winning Birchall teas which won a 2020 Great Taste Award: 

Today, Birchall Tea is one of the largest exporters of black teas from East Africa in the world, buying and shipping millions of kilos of black tea.

It’s Always Tea Time

It’s always tea time for me no matter what time of day, but my favourite time is in the morning kick starting my brain and my senses with a lovely cuppa. Usually I stick to drinking a good cup of English Breakfast Tea first thing in the morning but now thanks to Birchall Tea I have a choice of 14 different teas to choose from. So if I wanted something that little fruitier and full of flavour in the morning I have a wide range of fruity herbal teas to choose from but if I am looking for that something more traditional I have a classic English Breakfast blend, Earl Grey, Black Tea, and even a Peppermint tea to choose.

Time for tea

I had a mini tea party one afternoon and got through all 14 just look at the lovely colours each Birchall Tea produces.

Starting alphabetically I tasted one by one Birchall’s prism teas.

Birchall Darjeeling

Birchall Darjeeling is an orthodox tea. This tea has been cultivated high up in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.

It produced a lovely golden colour. Gave off a floral aroma with a muskiness. Musky sweet notes with hints of floral notes. This tea was very refreshing and easy to drink. Perfect tea for the morning after breakfast.

Darjeeling tea is great if you are wanting to increase your blood flow, as it can help reduce heart attacks and strokes.

Birchall Camomile

Birchall Camomile is a caffeine free herbal tea made from scented flowers and leaves from the wild camomile plant. .

Produced a light golden colour tea. Notes of flowers drifted off the tea and provided a delicate, mellow but yet sweet tasting tea packed with notes of the camomile flower.

Camomile is great for it’s relaxing qualities and is believed to restore natural balance by aiding digestion and promoting sleep.

Birchall Great Rift Decaf

Birchall Great Rift Decaf is a decaffeinated breakfast tea. The tea is made from leaves which have been expertly sourced using the finest selection of grown tea from across East Africa and the Great Rift Valley.

Produced a lovely dark golden colour. Tastes like a traditional English Breakfast tea slightly earthy and malty, refreshing for anytime of the day even at night as this tea has no caffeine.

Birchall Great Rift Breakfast Blend

Birchall are very proud of their strong breakfast tea which is bursting with flavour, and a winner at the Great Taste Awards for 10 years in a row. Birchall Great Rift Tea is a unique English Breakfast blend, which has been produced ever since starting back in 1872.

Golden in colour this tea provided a deliciously strong breakfast tea with bursts of flavours from sweetness, bitterness and maltiness from the tea leaves used within. By adding milk to it, it added an extra sweetness to it. One of the best English teas I have had.

English Breakfast tea is great for those with diabetes and anyone keeping an eye on their daily caloric intake as it contains vitamin B, which helps the body create new red blood cells.

Birchall Green Tea

Birchall Green Tea contains Mao Feng. Purifying, restorative and rich in anti-oxidants, their Green Tea is a single origin from China where the very best speciality tea of this variety can be found.

Produced a lovely light golden colour. It tasted slightly bittersweet, nutty, buttery, floral, and a little fruity. Great after a meal.

Green tea can help boost metabolism rate, which helps food digest better and faster. So great after food and also great before a work out session.

Birchall Green Tea & Peach

Birchall Green Tea & Peach is a green tea, which is blended with real fruit and marigold flowers. A full flavoured and low in caffeine aromatic green tea.

This tea produced a yellowish colour and had a lovely aroma of peach. Sweet, light and fruity. A great tea anytime of the day.

The beauty about drinking tea is that as it is full of anti-oxidants, it helps with cleansing and detoxifying your body.

Birchall Jasmine Tea Pearls

Birchall Jasmine Tea Pearls is green tea with floral notes of jasmine flowers. The jasmine pearls come from China’s Fujian province, where the finest green tea is harvested each year.

The Jasmine tea produced a gorgeous golden colour and produced aromas of jasmine. Refreshing, mellow and smooth in flavour with a light taste of honey. Perfect for anytime of the day.

It is said that Jasmine tea is great to prevent heart disease, help with diabetes and cancer thanks to it’s high concentrations of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus jasmine tea can also help promote healthy skin and boost your immune system.

Birchall Lemongrass & Ginger

Birchall Lemongrass & Ginger tea is a herbal tea which is made from pure lemongrass and spicy ginger pieces.

Pale and golden this tea is aromatic, with hints of citrus and a little spicy with a hit of heat from the ginger. Great anytime you need a boost of energy and a lift.

Lemongrass is rich in antioxidants, is great for the skin and hair. Ginger is renowned for its digestive benefits and is believed to relieve nausea. Plus great for refreshing your breath so if you have eaten garlic this tea might help.

Birchall Peppermint

Birchall Peppermint tea is a classic herbal tea made from the finest pure peppermint leaves.

A lovely golden colour with intense aromas of mint. It tasted amazing full of mintiness, leaving a cooling sensation in my mouth. Very refreshing a great way to refresh your palette after eating.

Peppermint tea is a very popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie and caffeine free. It can help freshen breath, great for digestion, and reduce pain from headaches. 

Birchall Red Berry & Flower

Birchall Red Berry & Flower Fruity is rich in anti-oxidants and naturally caffeine free. A smooth blend of sweet red berries and refreshing hibiscus.

Their Red Berry & Flower tea is so vibrantly red and releases a very fruity aroma of red berries. For me it tasted like blackcurrants, raspberries and strawberries with a floral aftertaste. A sweet fruity explosion. In my opinion perfect anytime of the day.

Red berries are a plentiful source of anti oxidants and are naturally caffeine free.

Birchall Redbush

Birchall Redbush tea is a classic red rooibos tea made from the soft needle like leaves of the wild South African plant, Aspalathus linearis.

Orangey in colour it smelt a little earthy and orangey this tea gave a nutty herbal kind of taste. Being rich in anti oxidants and naturally caffeine free, it is a light and healthy way to lift your day.

Rooibos is said to have antioxidants which can help protect against cancer, heart disease and strokes.

Birchall Virunga Afternoon Tea

Birchall Virunga Afternoon is a single origin black tea, which is expertly sourced from the finest tea gardens in Rwanda.

Golden brown this black tea has subtle woody notes to it. Perfect for when eating cakes and refreshes the palette.

Black tea can help increase the alpha activity in the brain, which can help improve focus and alertness.

Birchall Virunga Chai

Birchall Virunga Chai is a supreme African black tea with a blend of herbs and spices from ginger, cinnamon, and red rooibos from South Africa.

Golden in colour, fragrant this tea is rich, with spicy notes from the cinnamon and cardamom used within along with warming flavours of the ginger and red rooibos. An uplifting speciality tea great with or without hot milk.

Chai tea is great for a healthy skin, hearts health, helps reduce blood sugar levels, aid digestion and help with weight loss.

Birchall Virunga Earl Grey

Birchall Virunga Earl Grey is a scented single origin tea, which is uniquely made from African black tea, blue cornflowers and Bergamot oil.

The Early Grey tea produced a reddish golden colour. Has a distinctive flavour of citrus, and spicy floral notes. The bergamot oil, derived from the peel of the fruit, and dried peel with the tea leaves, gives that sharpness and sweetness.

Earl Grey tea is a great tea to aid digestion. It is known to relieve constipation, acid reflux and intestinal infections. Great for fighting oral infection.

All the teas I tried all came in their prism tea bags which release more flavour than the traditional square tea bag. Plus their prism tea bags are all made from biodegradable mesh netting allow for the purest infusion.

However if you love the traditional square tea bags their teas can be purchased in that form plus loose tea for those who love using a teapot.

Which tea appeals to you the most and why?

Plus Birchall Tea also sell a variety of tea accessories from Tea Pots to KeepCups.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

All of Birchall Tea’s each tasted amazing, fresh, flavoursome and a real treat getting me through the day. However the ones which really stood out to me compared to other teas on the market was their herbal teas as each were strong with the flavour of the fruits used within.

I particularly loved the Red Berry & Flower tea. The colour produced a vibrant red, the smell was so fruity making me think of Summer and the taste was sharp, sweet and loaded with the taste of berries and a subtle hint of floral notes. Red Berry & Flower is now my new all time favourite herbal tea, BERRYtastic.

I highly recommend buying their tea be it the Great Rift English Breakfast Tea, Virguna Earl Grey, Peppermint or even one of their herbal teas as no matter which one you choose I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed and Birchall Tea may even become your new favourite.

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Birchall Tea
54 Willow Way
London SE26 4QP

Birchall Tea produce award winning speciality and black teas which are all sourced exclusively from estates across East Africa.

Order from
English Breakfast tea
Decaffinated Tea
Earl Grey Tea
Black Tea
Green Tea
Fruit & Herbal Tea

Plus they sell tea accessories.

Discover more click here.

Thank you to Birchall Tea for the top quality flavoursome teas. All views are my own honest opinion.

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