Free the Tea – Dump the Teabags!

Why you should dump the tea bags!

Tea bags: Surely there is at least one in every kitchen? Years of routine and familiarity doesn’t necessarily make the humble tea bag the best option for your next brew.

Teabags? Just say NO

Teabags: Bleach and Plastic

There are two fundamental types of teabag. Most tea bags are a bleached paper outer that is woven with 20% plastic. Inside this bag are tiny tea particles known as “fannings and dust” in the trade. When steeped, they release more tannins than whole leaf tea, resulting in bitter astringent brews. It is highly unlikely for the best teas to be used in these bags, which are generally produced by large corporations and found in every single supermarket and convenience store. There are also some companies out there who offer whole leaf teas in silk pyramids. We’ll talk about these a bit more at the end.

A seasonal, artisanal, foodie approach to tea

Teabags are designed for standardisation. People expect their supermarket teabag blend to taste the same year in year out regardless of the season. Our offering of loose leaf teas is the exact opposite. Flavour profiles, aroma, and appearance vary from year to year and season to season. Generally, estates, regions, processing styles and growing seasons are known for particular flavours and aromas, but weather patterns or geopolitical changes may affect any harvest. Our experts monitor world tea production and drink hundreds of samples (we don’t mind this part too much!) to bring the best flavours to you every season. We may bring you a blend from a single region or even a single portion of a single estate. Alternatively, we may also blend a Chinese tea with French herbs and African spices. This breadth and depth of tea profiles appeal to foodies and gourmets. You could drink several cups of tea a day for years and never have the same experience twice!


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Welcome to The Tea Enthusiasts

Welcome to The Tea Enthusiasts blog pages!

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So who are we and what are we doing here? Well, my name is Liza Johnson and I am the founder of The Tea Enthusiasts. I have forever enjoyed great tea and having the good fortune to be related to a tea merchant I was always at the receiving end of high-quality samples that I could share with my friends. Almost all of my friends could tell you their favourite loose black or green tea blends, their children could tell you about the fruit infusions they enjoyed. When a new blend arrived I would take the opportunity to share it with friends by inviting them over, sharing the learning journey. So this business concept is rooted in rolling out that experience to all. By using the latest website technology we offer this personalised service via e-commerce to our customer. It’s that simple, come and join us!

Mission Statement: The Tea Enthusiasts provide a wide range of excellent quality tea and accessories. We do this with fantastic service, knowledgeable staff and a real relationship with our customer.

Of course for that to work, we need to hear from you. when you get in touch we promise we will do our best to answer you as fast and as completely as possible. We are happy to hear about your good and bad tea stories as well as chatting about your tea journeys. Yes, we would love to see your Instagram of our tea! We may even feature it on our page! If we can help you find your next perfect cuppa we will consider it a job well done. We have tried to make this as easy as possible and will add more options for getting in touch as time goes by.


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