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Black Teas – tall, dark, handsome
Assam Single Estate Halmari SFTGFOP1 - £3.20
Premium tea from the famed Halmari plantation of Assam in India. Smooth, long lasting malty flavor, golden tipped leaves, golden-amber colour in cup.Best served on its own. Drink when: you have tough decisions to ponder on.
Organic Assam Sewpur TGBOP - £2.80
Organically grown on the Sewpur Tea Estate in Tinsukia district of Assam, India. Malty taste, full bodied. Great with milk. Drink when: you need comfort in a cup.
Ceylon Single Estate: Kenilworth OP - £2.80
One of the best-known Ceylon teas from the Kenilworth Garden in Sri Lanka. With its elegant leaf structure and even coloration, it has clarity and smoothness. Perfect with or without milk. Drink when: you’re feeling wise.
Organic Nilgiri Single Estate: Thiashola TGFOP1 - £2.80
Single estate black tea from the “Blue Mountains” of South India. Fresh, good bodied tea, lovely copper red liquor. It stands up well to the addition of milk. Drink when: a tea for all occasions.
Organic Darjeeling Single Estate: Ambootia 2nd flush - £3.20
“The champagne of teas”, a great Second Flush tea from the renowned Ambootia estate in India. Fresh summer hay with a hint of dryness and classic muscatel. Best drank on its own. Drink when: you want a taste of the high-life.
Tea Inc. House Blend - £2.50
A mix of black teas from Assam (India) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Our classic and robust house blend is strong, warm and malty and perfect with milk. Drink when: anytime.
Earl Grey Premium Classic - £2.60
Delightfully smooth and aromatic, this is the perfect tea for relaxing in the afternoon. Perfect with a little milk or a slice of lemon. Drink when: listening to Perry Como sing about Magic Moments.
Earl Grey with Rose Petals // Organic Lavender Earl Grey //
Earl Grey with Orange - £2.80
A trio of delightfully rich and aromatic teas. Best drank on their own or with a slice of lemon. Drink when: Mr Darcy comes for tea….
Black Tea with Lemon - £2.80
Chinese black tea base blended perfectly with lemon peel and lemongrass. Smooth crisp citrusy finish, best enjoyed with a slice of lemon. Drink when: it’s about to start.
Lapsang Souchong - £2.80
Chinese Souchong black tea smoked over pine fires. This is the s moky one. Not for the feint hearted but a delight for those with a penchant for zingy woodiness. At its liveliest without milk. Drink when: feeling brave
Black Tea Passionfruit - £2.80
Beautifully flavoured tea, sweet and citrus note with speckled with sunflower petals. Best on its own or with a slice of lemon. Drink when: your world is in harmony – you ol’ romantic!
Winter Delight - £2.80
An exotic blend of ginger, apple, cinnamon and warming oriental spices built on a base of quality black tea. Wonderful with milk and honey. Drink when: wearing a dress!
Masala Chai - £3.20
Full of the flavours of Indian classic spices: cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom on a base of black tea. Wonderful with milk and honey. Drink when: you want your senses to take a journey to the heart of Bengal.
Chocolate Chai - £2.80
Chocolate Chai combines one of the world's favourite indulgences - chocolate - and the exotic flavours and spices of Indian chai tea to create the ultimate treat. Chocolate flavoured Ceylon black tea blended with cardamom, ginger, cloves and cinnamon.
Chilli Chai Spiced Blend - £2.80
Robust black tea blended with natural spices and a chilli kicker plus juniper berries to lift this revved up chai.
Chocolate Chip Tea - £2.80
Ceylon black tea + dark chocolate chips = you may think you're eating a bag of cookies! Great with or without milk.
Pu’Erh - £3.50
This particular brick was pressed in 2006 at Lincang Tea Factory, Yunnan, China. Mellow, slightly nutty, citrus notes and a long lasting sweet finish to nourish your soul. Best on its own. Drink when: magic and mischief strike.
Marzipan Tea - £2.80
A strong black tea from Ceylon with the beautiful, intense marzipan taste of sweet, crisp roasted almonds...perfect with or without milk. Drink when: you need an eye opener.
Decaffeinated Ceylon - £2.80
Origin: Classic black tea from the island of Sri Lanka. A gentle, natural decaffeination process retains the delicate shape and flavor of the tea leaves.
Oolong Teas - smooth, complex, mysterious
Vietnamese Imperial Oolong - £3.20
One of Vietnam's gems, this light and buttery oolong has leaves rolled into pearls unfurling as it brews. Sweet, refreshing liquor. Best on its own.
Finest Formosa Oolong - £3.20
A smooth cup with no dryness or tartiness. Your new everyday mid-afternoon soother. Simply charming.
Golden Oolong - £3.20
A naturally scented tea, our oolong is prepared by choosing the freshest organic flowers from the 1st and 2nd day of the Osmanthus new seasonal bloom. These are the most fragrant and sweet which will render our tea a beautifully balanced and delicate floral aroma with distinct fruity notes that evoke apricot.
Green Teas - light, bright, beautiful
Organic Sencha Green - £2.80
Steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan. A crisp and clean cup with notes of freshly steamed edamame. If you're new to Sencha (and the vibrant teas of Japan in general), this would be a great place to start.
Jasmine Phoenix Pearls - £3.00
Perfumy hand-rolled tea- each pearl is just one leaf and a bud. When added to hot water they majestically unfurl releasing a delicate scent and flavor.
Jasmine China Chung Feng - £2.80
Scented with aroma from jasmine blossoms this tea is a classic and one of the most loved green teas in the world. Here's a little secret: Jasmine tea is best enjoyed with chocolate, the flavours are perfect poetry together.
Japan Gyokuro Asahi - £3.50
The highest grade of green tea produced in Japan, this tea is grown under bamboo shades for 3 weeks while the first flush develops. This decreases the bitterness and results in a sweet, flavourful cup with a rich bouquet like fresh-picked leaves. "Gyokuro" translates as “jade dew", referring to the emerald colour of the infusion.
Gunpowder Green - £2.60
As the name implies, Gunpowder tea is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets. These resemble gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. Full-bodied cup with only a hint of smokiness and a smooth mouthfeel.
Ginseng Green - £2.80
Fresh green tea from China with the energizing flavor of ginseng. Sweet, earthy green aroma, delicately spicy and herby.
Flowering Tea - £3.00 per pearl
Finest green tea expertly sewn & hand-crafted together by an artisan skilled in this ancient tradition. When steeped in hot water they blossom into spectacular flower shapes – watch the bud blooming, a real wow factor for the eyes and the taste buds. Blooming marvelous!
White Teas - delicate, subtle, graceful
Silver Needle - £3.20
Exquisitely delicate downy buds grown in Fujian Province, China. Ivory liquor with delicate honeysuckle floral sweetness and a subtle hint of white grapes. Refreshing, soft and airy.
White tea with Pomegranate - £2.80
Natural, fresh and slightly sweet. Pomegranate fruit is a delightful match for our fine China white tea.
White tea “First Love” with Jasmine and Rose petals - £2.80
A special white tea that's lovely to look at and lovely to drink. Rose petals, jasmine flowers and white tea are expertly cast together to create this beautiful smooth tea. Perfect for both morning and after dinner digestion.
Naturally caffeine free: fruit and herbal infusions
Organic Rooibos - £2.60
Pure Rooibos straight from the Western Cape of South Africa. Perfect before bed, before lunch, before breakfast, anytime really. Drink when: your world feels near perfect.
Exotic Rooibos - £2.80
Premium rooibos with shredded coconut, orange and raspberry pieces with petals. Drink when: dancing with parrots.
Fireside Fruit infusion - £2.60
Layers of hibiscus, rosehip, almond, apple, orange and cinnamon create a tea that unfurls with flavours in your cup.
Blackcurrant - £2.60
A hibiscus-based blend with rosehip, blackcurrant and elderberries.
Organic Ginger & Lemongrass - £2.60
Pieces of ginger blended with lemongrass, liquorice root and spearmint in a zingy organic herbal blend.
Lapacho & Apple - £2.60
Lapacho, also referred to as Pau d'Arco, is an evergreen tree native to South America. The bark is a source of antioxidants. Infusions prepared from the bark of Pau d`Arco trees have been used by many rainforest tribes for over two thousand years to contribute to the immune system.
Pure Peppermint // Spearmint - £2.60
Cooling, crisp aroma, deeply refreshing flavour and smooth finish. If you have yet to try speciality mint tea, made from just pure leaves (no added oils or sweeteners), you'll be pleasantly surprised by its superior flavour.
Soothing Chamomile - £2.60
Deliciously light and calming, the whole chamomile flowers capture the sweetness of a summer meadow in a cup.
Rejuvenating Nettle - £2.60
Our young Nettle leaves are picked in springtime and packed full of iron and minerals - a caffeine-free storm in a teacup!
Special Blends and Exotic Herbs
Lady Grey - £2.80
A lighter, fresher version of the famous Earl…Lady Grey is Earl Grey's elegant cousin. Her tea has the same light and delicate taste of bergamot, but with added hints of oranges and lemons.
The Ginnel Special Blend (exclusive to Tea Inc.) - £2.80
A one of a kind blend of our finest Assam and Lemon tea on a base of Earl Grey with Rose Petals to which we added just a dash of Lapsang Souchong. A charming and slightly mysterious blend which showcases everything The Ginnel is about! We have created this blend ourselves and we are proud of it, we hope you’ll enjoy it too.
Moroccan Mint - £2.80
The famous, classic blend of Gunpowder Green Tea and refreshing Spearmint. Full-bodied cup with a hint of fresh leaves and smooth, clean mouthfeel. Rock the Casbah.
Russian Caravan - £2.80
An energising, full-bodied blend of Assam tea with a hint of Lapsang Souchong. Which in turn gives it a sweet, aromatic and lightly smoky taste. The name originates from the 18th century tea trade where camel caravans were used to transport tea leaves from Asia, through Russia, and into Europe.
Organic Matcha Powder
Only available to buy from our shop in sealed tins 30 g - was £20.00 now £10.00
Finely milled powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves – when you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the leaf nutrients. It has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea, an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.
Panama Cocoa Tea - £2.60
A different interpretation of a chocolate tea, this is an infusion of 100% real cocoa beans with the flavour of pure chocolate but light and refreshing at the same time. You’re going to feel calmed, refreshed, and ready for another cup. Experiment with a dash of milk or just add a little honey to make it your own.
Yerba Mate - £2.60
Argentine Yerba mate is slowly gaining popularity in Europe thanks to its many health benefits. Faint hints of tobacco and grass. Unlike most herbal teas this contains caffeine and is well known for providing high levels of energy.
Don’t forget all our teas can be seen, smelt and purchased in loose
leaf packs from our shop upstairs.
Tea not your cup of tea?
We just cannot offer wonderful teas without matching them with equally wonderful coffee! We are proud to introduce to you our coffee suppliers, Owens Coffee who are an artisan coffee supplier and roaster, based in South Devon. They produce high quality, award winning coffee which is 100% Organic and Fairtrade.
The beans we are currently using are voluptuous, chocolaty and sweet, our ever popular espresso blend of beans from Peru and Sumatra. Roasted slightly darker to bring out the natural sweetness of these organic beans. A gold award winner at the Great Taste Awards.
- Espresso – straight single shot - £1.80
- Extra shot - £0.50
- Long black – double shot of espresso topped up with water, served in a mug - £2.40
- Long white - double shot of espresso topped up with water, in a mug, milk to taste on the side - £2.40
- Americano – double shot of espresso with water, served in a cup - £2.40
- Flat white – double shot of espresso with textured milk, served in a cup - £2.70
- Latte – double shot of espresso with textured milk, served in a mug - £2.80
- Cappuccino – double shot, textured milk topped with microfoam & chocolate shavings, in a cup - £2.70
- Macchiato – single shot of espresso topped with foamed milk - £2.00
- Mocha – single shot of espresso mixed with hot chocolate & chocolate shavings, in a mug - £3.00
All served with whole milk. If watching the calories please request semi skimmed milk. We don’t do skimmed! We also can substitute soya milk on request. No extra charge.
- Zuma Fairtrade Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate shavings - £2.90
- Kingsdown Sparkling water - £1.40
- Hildon Still water - £1.40
Fruit soft drinks - sparkling (330ml)
All of our sparkling juices are from Story Fruit Pressés, created using a high content of natural fruit juices which are then blended with lightly sparkling natural spring water. The result is a refreshingly fruity, entirely natural drink for you to enjoy.
- Raspberry Lemonade - A zesty blend of lemon juice and British raspberries - £2.40
- White Grape & Elderflower - A refreshing and quintessentially British combination - £2.40
- Red Grape, Blackcurrant & Ginger - Red grape and blackcurrant with a dash of zingy ginger - £2.40
- St. Clements Orange & Lemon - A true classic! - £2.40
- Cloudy Lemonade – A blend of Spanish and Sicilian Lemons. Sharp and refreshing - £2.40
Apple soft drinks - still (250ml)
We source our still apple juices from Bradley's Juice, a family run business, producing outstanding English juices at Box Bush Farm in rural Somerset in small batches and pressed using traditional methods of production.
- Pure Apple Juice (Cox or Braeburn) - Taste the unique flavours of the apples, perfect with any meal - £2.00
FOOD MENU - Because nobody can live on tea alone LUNCH is served everyday from 12 o’clock until 2 o'clock. You might notice our balanced, less meat-heavy approach to our menu as we are concerned too about unethically treated, mass produced meat. Our food remains still a little naughty, but always nutritious, comforting and never ever bland. It is cooked with love so that veggie-lovers and mindful meat-eaters alike can find something to enjoy!
HOME “BREWED” SOUP OF THE DAY £4.80 - Ask for today’s freshly made soup, served with toasted bread and butter Substitute the bread for a warm homemade savoury scone for an extra £1.80
SUMMER THYME GREEK SALAD £6.00 Trust us, our salad is simply radishing :-) Taste the sunshine. Salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, roasted peppers, crumbled barrel-aged feta, wild oregano, mint, drizzled with a thyme honey & extra virgin olive oil dressing. Add a scone + butter for £1.90 (contains: dairy, sesame seeds, nuts) Add a scone and butter for an extra £1.90
PLOUGHMAN’S SCONES £5.20 - A homemade savoury scone, served warm with butter, two slices of mature Cheddar cheese, house chutney and fresh apple slices. Choose your scone from: Smoked Bacon & Maple Syrup, Stilton & Walnut, Caramelized Onion & Goats Cheese, Cheddar, seasalt & black pepper or gluten-free Butternut Squash, Spring Onion & Smoked Applewood Cheddar cheese.
The Special One stays on the menu...Can't risk strikes and petitions like last time when we temporarily removed it... Our SMOKEY & THE BANDIT is the same delicious mix of chicken, chorizo, roasted red peppers, homemade BBQ sauce topped with melted cheddar cheese. £7.10 served with small side salad.
NEW! ALL DAY BREAKFAST CRUMPET - 2 warm, toasted sourdough crumpets – choose any of the following toppings:
- cream cheese
- banana slices
- almond butter
- organic maple syrup
- local honey
THE VEGAN ONE - SATAY HUMMUS Simple plant based goodness, approved by Alex… 2 toasted sourdough crumpets with homemade peanut butter hummus topped with our coconut “bacon” and soy sunflower seeds. Served with side salad and vegetable crisps.
THE CHORIZO ONE - because we do like chorizo :-) Spanish chorizo slices, paprika butter, baby spinach on 2 toasted sourdough crumpets. Served with side salad and vegetable crisps
TO finish your meal in style, please see the counter for our mouthwatering selection of home made cakes and scones. Ask about our gluten-free, vegan and dairy free options.
*** We use nuts extensively in our little kitchen so all dishes may contain nuts or other allergens. Please talk to us if you need to know more information about the ingredients used.
*** Due to the fact that everything we serve is freshly made on site from scratch, there may be a slight delay in service during busier times, we appreciate your patience and understanding.