[Persian: Would you like some tea?]
Middle Eastern countries are famous for their hospitality. My Grandfather was a tea merchant from Northern Iran, on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Grandad Haji was a great and generous man who helped everyone who would come to him. And friend or foe, he would always offer you a cup of tea.
There is nothing that cannot be discussed over a cup of tea, it is the drink that brings us together across cultural and social boundaries - chai mikhai?
In the spirit and memory of my Grandad I decided to start Haji Tea.
Amlash Black Tea grown in Gilan Province, Iran
Our black tea comes from the hillsides of Gilan Province on the shore of the Caspian Sea. It is grown in Amlash County, the homeland of one of the most delicate black tea varieties in the world. The smell of its fine, dried leaves promises extraordinary taste sensations and diversity. Blended with rose petals and spices to Grandad Haji's passed down recipe, an initial delicate floral scent combines with a golden colour and gives way to a refreshing invigorating aroma later. Slightly sweet, without a hint of bitterness, there is a zesty citrus twist and a warm nutty note. Iranian tea is a unique and exclusive choice for those who appreciate deep, oriental flavours.
BUY HAJI TEA
Haji Tea is available to buy in our online shop and in selected local shops as we want to work with and support small to medium-size independent traders such as my Grandad Haji was. For every Haji Tea sold a small percentage donation is made to grass roots environmental organisations and projects in Gilan.
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Do you have any questions about Haji Tea? Contact us today!
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