Throughout the world a cup of tea is more than just a beverage. In many cultures it is a ritual that has been
passed down through generations. In places where it is only safe to drink boiled water, the act of brewing tea
is tied to survival and health. In some countries it is so much a part of daily life that it unthinkable to go
through a day without tea.
In America tea has become common place - instant tea and bottled tea are available in every supermarket. Gather
round any coffee pot and you will also find tea bags and hot water for brewing. The combination of economical
shipping and the internet has given people access to an unprecedented range of teas.
In our busy, fast paced society people are discovering the benefits of tea. From the restorative value of
antioxidants to the calming ritual of brewing a cup, tea gives us a chance to slow down.
A cup of tea is a delight for all the senses: the unique shapes and colors of the dried leaves, the sound of
boiling water creates anticipation, the aroma arising from the steeping tea, the soothing warmth as you cradle
the hot cup in your hands and finally that first sip as it rolls over your tongue.
Teas are best when used within one year of purchase. To protect teas from the damaging effects of air and
light, tea should be stored in opague, airtight containers. We use resealable, foil bags that keep your
tea fresh and delicious.