Tea, black

last updated : 2020/05/14
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
TEA BAG, sachet for one preparation, one sachet on request 0,005kg 0 Add
TEA, leaves, packet, 500g CH 1,80 0,5kg 1,66L Add
TEA, leaves, 1kg on request 1kg 3,33L Add

General information

Tea leaves or tea bags; check beneficiaries habits.

- Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe), 100% orthodox, free from CTC processing (Crush, Tear, Curl).

- As per ISO3720 standard – Black tea, definition and basic requirements. Dried and sound processed leaves, buds and tender stems, suitable for making tea.

- Free from Synthetic Caffeine. Use of synthetic caffeine is not authorized and will result in rejection of the entire batch.

- Preferred countries of origin for tea remain India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Kenya.

- The product must not contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and be free from radioactive residues/elements. It cannot contain any substances originating from micro-organisms or any other poisonous or deleterious substances such as anti-nutritional factors, heavy metals, pesticide residues or toxins in amounts which may represent a hazard to health. Analysis of microbiological, chemical contaminant, toxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues must certify the product is “fit for human consumption”. The supplier shall submit related Lab reports / Declarations.

- Importation of food is always subject to acceptance by the national authorities, based on national specifications; check these before purchasing.

- Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked into before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including for the packaging.

BOP TEA leaves

Foreign matter



Free from abnormal colour or smell

Visible fungus



6-8% max.


5% max.

Water/Hydro extract

32% min.

Total Ash

4-8% max.

Water soluble ash (as ratio of  total ash)


Acid insoluble ash

1% max.

Alkalinity of water soluble ash

1-3% max.

Crude fibre

16% max.

Natural caffeine

0.025 min.

Total Polyphenols

9% min.

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Copper


  • 0.5 ppm max.
  • 0.01 ppm max.
  • 1 ppm max.


Fresh production


To be indicated


To be indicated

Shelf life

Minimum  2 years from date of production



Additional country-specific specifications




Sri Lanka



Pesticides and heavy metals

Pesticide Residues & Heavy Metals in accordance with CODEX MRLs (Maximum Residue Limits), to be provided by Supplier.


Packaging, tea leaves

Laminated pouch packaging, free of pin-holes.



As per Codex STAN 1:  Name of the food, the list of ingredients unless for single ingredients food, net content weight or drain content weight, name and address, country of origin, lot identification, dates marking, storage instructions, instructions for use, quantitative labelling of emphasised ingredients, irradiated food, culturally restricted components.


Latest update: 14/05/2020