The difference between us and the other brands is that we bring you fresh teas DIRECTLY from the source. By passing the auction houses and middlemen, cutting the journey from the garden to the cup from 6 months to a mere week. Of course, you shall get similar teas at reduced prices from other brands but it will NOT be the same tea, neither will be the experience. Our teas directly benefit the gardens and the hands that pick them.
We pack our teas in Siliguri, the heart of the tea-growing region in India, located just one and a half hours away from Darjeeling.
As opposed to dust tea which is highly commoditized, whole leaf teas are the best way to experience any Indian teas. Know the difference of the different grades:
Whole leaves - Highest grade tea, the whole leaf contains more catechins and antioxidants and can be steeped multiple times.
Brokens - Small-sized crushed leaves that are left over after producing whole leaf tea.
Fannings - Inferior grade tea is made up of small particles and is often mass-produced.
Dust - The lowest grade tea should be discarded as waste but commercially used by tea companies to reduce cost. Contains less natural benefits and is bitter in taste.
Yes and No.
All teas do have caffeine depending on the type of tea it is. White teas have very less caffeine in comparison to a black tea.
Tisanes are called herbal teas, made from pure herbs and flowers, they contain 0% caffeine making them ideal for tea lovers who are on the lookout for non - caffeine options. Blue Amore, Pure Chamomile are a few of our customers' favourites.
While we take lot of care to keep your teas fresh here at our facility, we urge you to do the same.
Tea is not perishable but it can deteriorate in quality if not stored right. Always store your teas sealed in an airtight container that blocks out all light and contains no moisture. Keep your tea away from light, moisture, and heat. Store the tea container in a dark and cool place, away from sunlight as heat subtly changes the flavors of tea.