The perfect blend is just a sip away.
Kilcoolys SPECIALITEA take pride in stocking and delivering the finest quality teas from around the world.
Elegant tea blends will delight you with every taste. Whether you are looking forward to enjoying a cup of fruit tea, green tea, black tea, herbal tea, rooibos and chai in best organic quality.
"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited it will calm you" - Wm E Gladstone 1865
Kilcoolys SPECIALITEA, online store was created to share our passion for the finest teas available in the world. Discover the widest range of teas in the world now, in best premium quality.
Browse through our expanding specially curated collection of tea & wines in our store with delivery available throughout Ireland.
All teas, whether it is White, Green, Yellow, Oolong or Black, come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, It is simply the age and processing of the leaves that differs.
Below you can find helpful descriptions explaining the various teas we stock.
The leaves are only plucked once they have fully opened, this, along with the minimal level of processing ensures Green Tea retains high levels of antioxidants
The youngest leaves & the newest buds, these are always hand picked, before they are fully opened. It is the silver hairs on the new buds that give the young leaves a white appearance. Great care is taken to ensure that the natural withering process and gentle drying are the only processes the young leaves are exposed to.
Lies between Green Tea and Oolong Tea, more mellow than Oolong yet stronger than Green. It is only slightly oxidised ( 8-10%) with its own distinctive taste.
Classified as "semi-oxidised", meaning the leaves have been left to partially wither. The leaves begin to curl and the edges turn a coppery colour but the process is stopped before oxidation is complete. Colour & taste varies along the light to dark spectrum.
Black tea is a true tea that comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea leaves are allowed to fully oxidize before being processed and dried, which makes the leaves dark brown and gives the tea its signature flavor profile. Black teas tend to be bold and brisk, and they are often described as astringent.