East Frisian | Loose Leaf Black Tea | Good Life Tea
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East Frisian Loose Black Tea

    USA - For orders above $39
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $3.09.

    We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.

    Please contact us for other countries. We can quote you shipping.

  • Steeping Instructions

    1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.   There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter.   If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times. Below are general steeping instructions.  For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
    To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle.  When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.

    Tea Type Steeping Temperature Steeping Time
    White Tea  170-185 F 1-3 minutes
    Green Tea 170-185 F 2-3 minutes
    Oolong Tea 170-190 F 2-3 minutes
    Black Tea 200-212 F 3-5 minutes
    Tisanes 212 F 4-7 minutes

       Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.

A traditional black tea that calls for sugar and milk. 

A tea whose name speaks volumes. Every tea is forever tied to its place of origin: that's the sublimely adaptable fact of the ancient beverage. But some show their character in spite of what one might expect based on their home. East Frisian is not one such tea. It's visceral mimicry of the grim, layered part of the world from which it hails is as clear as this black tea's. 

On the North Eastern coast of Germany, Frisia is the sort of place that one might expect something stronger than tea is occasionally needed to make the gray days pass.  But from tough land comes tough people, and oftentimes the best sense of humor is found where men and women must work for their leisure time, if any is to be had. Thus, meet East Frisian tea: a full, almost steeled flavor that locals enrich even more with cream and rock sugar, but never stirred. A long day's companion or a chilly night's warmth; this tea brings up an unassuming warm presence, a leafy, plain but full flavor, and an overall coastal suitability that its drinkers appreciate.

So grab the town storyteller and find a place to sit with a friend or two and hear a tale or two from when he was your age. Keep the Eastern Frisia coming: hot and creamy if you prefer, or plain and seaside sharp, filling up your lungs like a good story fills the room on a cold night.

Frisians tea culture emerged mostly from the Dutch and English and currently hold the record for per capita tea consumption at 300 liters per person.  You could say tea runs in their blood. 


Base leaf: Black tea

Health properties: Antioxidant qualities known.

Flavor strength: Strong, grain-true. Primary collection is mellow/mild. Coastal brewhouse flavors, Full bodied. Takes cream and sugar well.

Caffeine: Medium.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
This is a favorite

East Frisian is reminiscent of Darjeeling (my all time favorite). While others brew it stronger for a more robust flavor I go shorter for a lighter flavor. I drink it hot with no milk or sugar. Makes getting out of bed a little easier!

Your plan sounds like a good one. Thank you for sharing it!
A "Go Big or Go Home" Tea!

This is a big, hearty, malty, and bold tea that is delicious with milk and sugar added. Mmmm.

Thanks, Traci, for describing your reaction to East Frisian. The bold taste comes from the combination of Darjeeling, Ceylon and Assam leaves. Rather unforgettable wouldn't you say?
East Frisian Tea

I enjoy a strong tea and this is now my everyday tea. I have cut down the steeping time to two minutes and this has eliminated the bitterness. As I age my taste buds aren't as sensitive as they used to be, so mild teas, teas with a delicate flavor and so on I can't taste, or enjoy as the tea descriptions say. But this tea I can taste and really enjoy.

This tea has a strong taste and stands up to sugar without becoming sugar water. Brewing time is very personal and we're glad that you found the right brewing formula for a deeply satisfying cup. If you like this tea, try our Assam or Harsha. Thanks for being a customer. See you online soon.
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