Our teas are good for the planet!
We thought you'd like to know, we source our jam/tea ingredients very carefully and they're grown in responsible ways:
Some varieties of our bushes yield leaves for a century so emissions associated with crop replanting are truly minimised. Tea is grown year round which means a sustainable income for tea garden workers. Our blends with Kenyan, Darjeeling or Sri Lanka luxury teas are hand-plucked so for almost all of our products, the harvesting process consumes very little fossil fuel and releases virtually no CO2. Tea plantations are net absorbers of CO2, one of the common gasses responsible for global warming and most estates use waste wood from exhausted bushes as renewable fuel sources which emit fewer emissions than fossil fuels. TEABAGS: Our pyramid tea bags are made from Soilon - a biodegradable material made from cornstarch, NOT plastics/nylon. SOIL: Fields are rotated and left fallow to rehabilitate soil. Wherever possible, Tea production is completely pesticide free. Highly elevated tea districts, such as Darjeeling/Kenyan highlands, support tea growth without pesticides since pests that typically attack tea cannot survive at the lofty altitudes! In rare cases where pesticides are used, great care is taken to ensure all growers meet and exceed EU or Japanese Minimum Residue Levels (most stringent in the industry). CARBON NEUTRAL/NEGATIVE: Our tea supplier became carbon neutral in 2011 by planting 15000 trees and supporting some endangered species, preserved wetland and mature forest. The processing factory's roof supports a 500 kwh Solar Array generating over 4 times the amount of electricity the building consumes, making it one of the 1st global carbon negative tea companies. Sustainable tea surely tastes better? We hope you agree!
Absolutely delicious (and as far from run-of-the-mill as you can get) range of preserves focussing on British ingredients. Choose any 2 and we'll wrap and post them out (standard post) asap after your order arrives to rescue your cake, toast or scones!!
Who do you know that enjoys Earl Grey tea and would love to blend their own perfect cuppa? This Kit provides everything they need to become their own Earl Grey blend - like an expert Teasmith!
Twelve deliveries throughout the year! A Gift Voucher is sent to you to give to the lucky recipient. Then there is a charming initial delivery of a gift tin, shortbread, sugar hearts, tea strainer and tea - followed by 11 monthly unique tea deliveries. (For delivery to countries other than UK mainland, do contact us for delivery cost info for this delicious treat.)
Go on a taste adventure with our range of fine tea. Choose from our traditional and refreshing English Breakfast Tea through to unusual Apple Pie Tea! Ten pyramid-style teabags per tin OR loose leaf tea assortments too. Any 3 for £18.