GILLARDS SPECIAL BLENDS
per 125g
Earl Grey
£2.35
Our world famous tea is exclusive! Prepared from a blend of the finest black China teas, and flavoured with the oil of the Bergamot orange a favourite of the Royal Household and many other world celebrities.
Guv'nors Blend
£1.90
From a 100 year old recipe - a blend of the most superior Darjeeling and Assam teas - an acclaimed favourite of the discerning tea lover.
English Breakfast Blend
£1.50
A unique and traditionally English tea prepared from the best of Indian and Ceylon Teas and enjoyed by our customers in all parts of the world.
Three Gardens Ceylon Blend
£1.50
Ideal for drinking with milk - and prepared from three 'high grown' Ceylon teas - strong but delicate in the cup.
Household Tea
£1.40
One of our best selling teas - rumoured to have been the tea for the 'downstairs staff' - whilst Madam and Sir enjoyed Gillards Earl Grey 'upstairs'.
Hardwater Blend
£1.40
Developed in 1888 to suit the particularly hard water of the City of Bath - makes a superb pot of tea where water has a high lime content.
Darjeeling Blend
£1.40
A closely guarded secret blend of the finest Indian teas - producing a brew between the light Darjeeling and the darker Indian teas.
Assam Blend
£1.40
Three specific plantation teas - all pure Assam - when brewed, releasing full strength and flavour for that 'stronger' cup of tea.
Jane Austen Blend
£2.00
Jane Austen - world famous novelist - a resident of Bath and a reputed tea lover - Gillards have re-created a fine blend of China Black teas enjoyed during her era. Now a great favourite of members of the Jane Austen Society throughout the world - an intriguing delicate flavour.
Empress of Peking
£2.35
Exquisite China teas - which release an aroma with a hint of orange blossom and citrus fruits.
 
VERY SPECIAL TEAS
per 125g
Superior Fancy Formosa Oolong
£6.25
The best China tea - the distinctive tip and bud are carefully dried after partial fermentation. The connoisseurs delight with the delicate natural flavour of peaches.
Formosa Pouchong
£5.75
A wonderful large leaf black tea, the finest of the crop, full bodied in colour with a rich refreshing and rewarding taste
Ceylon Silver Tip
£3.75
The very best of Ceylon Teas - distinctive by its white silvery tip, and much sought after by the tea buyers of the world. Bold colourful and distinctively unique.
Mao Feng - Black
£5.25
An exquisite black China tea, unfolding in the pot to reveal a whole tea leaf which releases a wonderful orange liqueur of perfect taste and balance.
Mao Feng - Green
£6.50
Whole unfermented green leaves of the very best China tea, truly the connoisseur's choice.
Pai-Mutan China White
£5.75
A magnificent white tipped leaf - China green tea of limited availability. Seasonal and very special. Light, delicate with a superb 'nose'. A must for the green tea lover.
Jasmine Chung Hao
£5.25
Grown amongst the jasmine bushes, the tea leaves absorb the aromatic jasmine flower fragrance, the very best of Jasmine tea.
Sencha - Fu Kuyu
£5.75
A superb Japanese long grain green tea. Very carefully cultivated in the shade, producing a pale and delicate liquour from the best crop.
   
DECAFFEINATED TEA
per 125g
Ceylon Broken Orange Pekoe
£2.50
 
DARJEELING TEAS
per 125g
The magnificent Darjeeling Tea Gardens - lying in the foothills of the Himalayas some 6500ft above sea level produce the most sought after teas of the world - often referred to as the champagne of tea. Gillards select only the finest large leaf Orange Pekoe which gives the most delicate brew.
First Flush
£6.50
The most sought after tea from the new shoots picked in spring - light and delicate with a superb refined bouquet.
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
£2.00
Called Orange as the tea leaf is copper colour before drying. Pekoe is an old Chinese word meaning tea leaf. The brew imparts the unmistakable Muscatel flavour.
Broken Orange Pekoe
£1.70
Another of India's most prized tea - slightly quicker brewing - but with a typical bouquet and can be enjoyed with milk.
ASSAM TEAS
per 125g
The Indian Assam Tea Gardens - are probably the most prolific producers of tea in the world. Renowned for their wonderful malty bouquets they produce a rich strong flavoured darker tea - often referred to as the first British Empire tea.
Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
£2.00
With a slightly malty flavour - producing a superb smooth brew - this top quality tippy leaf is a must to taste.
Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
£1.70
With strength and a fuller flavour this long leaf tea has real character.
Crushed, Torn and Curled Leaf
£1.40
This most unusual name characterises the appearance of the small dried leaf - A colourful tea with body and a bold flavour.
 
NILGIRI TEA
per 125g
Broken Orange Pekoe
£1.70
From the tea gardens of southern India - this wonderful tea is said to be the 'dreamers tea'. Imagine sitting on the veranda sipping from bone china cups - watching the sun set over the Nilgiri Hills!
 
KENYA TEA
per 125g
Golden Broken Orange Pekoe
£2.00
Produce of the Marynin Estate, a rich and colourful tea with a strong brisk taste.
 
CEYLON TEAS
per 125g
Sri Lanka - still referred to today as Ceylon - is synonymous with quality tea. High grown on the balmy hills they produce a richly coloured liquor - and are usually drunk with milk - Teas with real character.
Orange Pekoe
£2.00
A tightly twisted twig like leaf that unfolds in the pot to produce a strong but delicate flavour with a slight bitterness.
Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe
£1.70
A slightly smaller and more open leaf requiring a five minute brew - but still with a delicate flavour.
Broken Orange Pekoe
£1.50
Generally from the Dimbula or Uva region the most common size of tea leaf - one of the best examples of Ceylon character and strong flavour.
Single Garden Fannings
£1.40
Fannings is the name given to the smaller fast brewing leaf teas - this single garden tea is the perfect substitute for the tea bag and ideal for the quick brew at breakfast.
 
CHINA TEAS
per 125g
China was the first country in the world to produce tea. Originally drunk as a herbal remedy it became a social drink and only arrived in Europe in the late 16th Century. Carefully cultivated these delicate teas would usually be taken without the addition of milk.
Choice Formosa Oolong
£2.10
A large leaf tea - stronger in flavour but not as strong as the black teas - a beautiful colour and body in the cup.
Lapsang Souchong Formosa
£2.10
Something different - a large grey smoke dried leaf with a unique taste - but never drunk with milk!
Lapsang Souchong China
£2.00
From the Fukien Province, a smooth smokey flavour but more delicate than Formosa.
Yunan - Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
£2.10
An Indian style of preparation gives this tea an unique malty flavour.
Best Kemun Tea
£2.10
Mild and mellow in the cup - with a fresh lingering taste and the fragrance of an orchid. Excellent with milk or a slice of lemon
Kintuck
£1.60
A black China tea - delicate in colour but with flavour and lots of character.
Gunpowder Green
£1.90
Derives its name for its similarity to old fashioned gunpowder. Dried immediately on picking, this green leaf brews a light pale liquor.
Gunpowder Green with Mint
£1.90
Ideal for after meal enjoyment. With a light flavour, it is very relaxing and pleasantly refreshing.
Chun Mee - or Young Hyson
£1.90
A long pale green leafed tea - delicate and low in caffeine.
Jasmine Scented Orange Pekoe
£1.90
For a long lasting aroma, delightful in aftertaste and very refreshing.
Rose Congeo (Pouchong)
£2.00
From the best tea growing region of Formosa - a rich brewing tea scented with fragrant rose petals.
Russian Caravan
£1.90
A China tea, once transported over the ancient caravan routes of Russia to Europe - sipping this fine tea conjures up the mystique of early tea trading - secretive and rewarding.
 
JAPANESE TEAS
per 125g
Some of the most exotic and expensive teas in the world are carefully cultivated in Japan - and play a significant role in both social and ceremonial gatherings. These teas are specially selected by Gillards and are great favourites with the connoisseur.
Sencha
£2.80
Especially grown in the shade - and picked only once a year - this very exclusive tea with long grain leaves is a very light, bright and refreshing drink.
Bancha
£2.60
A long coarse green leaf, which unfolds in the pot producing a very traditional and definitely Japanese tea.
Genmaicha
£2.40
Distinctively different - a coarse leaf with a very unusual taste.
Green with Cherry
£1.90
A wonderful Cherry Blossom aroma - for the tranquil and relaxing drink.
 
EXOTIC SCENTED TEAS
per 125g
Light refreshing Black China and Indian teas - with essential oils of exotic fruits and flowers - perfect for afternoon tea - or after dinner for the non-coffee drinkers, wonderful for the summertime iced tea!
Mango
£2.00
The most popular - a wonderful bouquet, delicious taste with a soft fruit flavour.
Apple
£2.00
Pieces of dried apple flavour this delightful tea.
Apricot
£2.00
A blend of China and Ceylon teas with a delicate fruit flavour.
Peach
£2.00
Dried peach, natural essence and China tea - a great combination.
Passion
£2.00
Made with fragrant Maracuya Blossoms and a blend of Indian and China tea.
Lemon
£2.00
Tangy lemon peel pieces sharpen the taste buds for a clean refreshing drink.
Orange
£2.00
With natural orange oils, and fragrant orange blossoms - fresh with a beautiful bouquet.
Spice
£2.00
An exotic blend of orange peel, cinnamon and cloves for a spicy brew.
Vanilla
£2.00
Excellent teas enhanced with pieces of chopped vanilla pod, a very popular flavour.
Wild Cherry
£2.00
If you love cherries this is for you - blended with fine Ceylon teas.
Almond
£2.00
An exotic flavour of the almond oil blended with fine tea and almond flakes.
Blackcurrant
£2.00
The real health drink with a bold blackcurrant taste.
Cinnamon
£2.00
Finely ground cinnamon spice produces a refreshing and relaxing tea.
Ginger
£2.00
Spice up your life! A superb tea with more than a hint of ginger and a good aftertaste.
Raspberry
£2.00
The aromatic bouquet of raspberry - is unmistakable.
Strawberry
£2.00
Just add a little cream for a real strawberries and cream treat.
Summer Mix
£2.00
A mix of summer fruits with the gentle taste of China tea - wonderful as iced tea.
Winter Mix
£2.00
The winter warmer - bold Indian teas with a blend of fruits and spice
 
TISANES
per 125g
A stock of Tisanes or Herbal infusions, some of which are caffeine free - for our customers who prefer something a little different! And are very healthy drinks.
Camomile
£2.40
A relaxing drink with a calming effect, ideal as a night-cap.
Mate Brazilian
£1.60
Sold by Gillards for a century, it is reputed to have beneficial qualities for arthritis sufferers
Mint
£1.60
Made with the finest Egyptian variety of mint
Peppermint
£1.75
For that after dinner cuppa - when the food has been a bit too rich.
Rooibos
£1.90
The African Sundowner tea - the nearest you can get to a natural tea without caffeine.