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!
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.
Truly special (and made with as much English fruit as possible), we offer you three different ranges of Preserves in beautiful Gift Boxes, complete with manners tips on the back and an excellent Scone Recipe inside too. Very charming, very British - and a lovely gift. Going to America or any country that has seen Downton Abbey - this is perfect to take!!
Useful tin Tea Caddy containing 4 different types of fine tea, in pyramid tea bag form. This is a charming gift or a treat for yourself if you like to try different teas. Caddies available in 3 different colours: red, turquoise or orange. Ooh, which to choose!
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.)