Did you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world after water? As tea lovers make the long-predicted shift towards better quality loose leaf teas (so long dusty supermarket teabags) we can’t place a greater emphasis on the joys of discovering a whole new world of tea. There’s a time and place for teabags, of course, but it is truly the almost limitless exploration of loose leaf tea that will keep you hydrated and delighted over the year to come.
8 reasons to drink loose leaf tea
There’s more variety
Did you know there are more than 100,000 varieties of loose leaf tea in China alone? You might never run out of new teas to try.
It’s better quality
This means clearer flavour and complexity. The best grades certainly don’t go in supermarket teabags.
It’s a cheaper cost per serving
There’s less packaging (an environmental plus) and the quality means you can re-infuse your teas a number of times.
You have complete control
While we have precise recipes you can follow, measure your leaf as you like it – stronger, lighter, or perfectly balanced.
Full leaf, no dust
Broken tea leaves – or ‘dust’ – have lost their oils and aroma. Their smaller surface area means that they release more bitter-tasting tannins, too.
More room to move
Tea leaves need space to infuse fully. Most teabags restrict this movement and hide the beauty of dancing leaves.
Our teas are packed and sealed at the source, away from moisture and light. There’s minimum intervention, so all of the goodness is locked in.
It’s easier than you think
With the right vessel – such as our tea-iere – all you need is water, leaf, and a cup. Forget fancy gadgets and keep it simple.
A Few of Our Favourites
A spring-picked white tea from Yunnan: the youngest, sweetest buds, fragranced traditionally with fresh, whole jasmine flowers over five consecutive summer nights.
We tasted a thousand teas to create this ultimate English breakfast tea, expertly blended from Assam’s finest tea gardens : a strong and true expression of Assam character.