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SOFA Loose Leaf Black Tea, 250g pouch

This large leaf black tea comes from the farmers of the Small Organic Farmers’ Association (SOFA) in Sri Lanka. It’s a classic, well-balanced and smooth black tea offering sweet and earthy notes and just the right astringency. Great on its own or with milk and sugar. One compostable pouch contains 250g loose tea.
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Bring water to a boil (212ºF/100ºC) and steep 2-3g of tea for 4-5 minutes.

Black Tea Leaves

Commitment to environmental preservation

We are proud to support the Small Organic Farmers’ Association (SOFA) in Sri Lanka who grow a variety of crops including tea, black pepper, cloves and ginger. Unlike the typical monoculture model of tea production, SOFA’s crop diversification provides both economic and environmental resilience at the farm level and supports their vision to establish a prosperous community living in harmony with the environment. Most teas–even those that are certified as fair trade–come from large plantations where workers have little say and are trapped in a system of dependency. The small farmers who grow our teas control their land and their livelihoods. Together, we’re building an alternative tea model and a farmer-led future for the tea industry.

What do our roast names mean?

At our solar-powered roastery in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, our worker-owner team batch roasts and conducts production cuppings daily to bring out the best characteristics in each harvest. With four primary roast levels, we think there’s a favorite here for everyone.

Medium Roast: expect the unique citrus, nutty, fruity, or floral notes of each coffee to shine through.

Full City Roast: you’ll get a bit more of the caramel flavor that comes from the roasting process.

Vienna Roast: starts to bring the smoky aroma and smooth and rich body of a darker roast.

French Roast: with the natural oils fully expressed, it’s an intensely dark and smoky experience akin to dark chocolate.