Tea Subscription Companies

Tea.

All. The. Time.

Found a company that you adore and can’t get enough of? Get a subscription. It’s often cheaper and you get to try teas you otherwise might have missed out on. This page is simple. The focus is on subscriptions. Some companies are fully focused on this structure with a side of individual tea sales while others do the opposite. Either way, when you click the links to the right you’ll be taken directly to the subscription area of that company.

Feel free to let us know if we’ve missed any. As always, if you do end up buying please let them know TeaTiff sent you. (I don’t get paid for listing any of these companies).

The Tea Spot

Russian native and author of “Cancer Hates Tea” has created a unique company with inspiring roots. They support great causes and sell tea that is sure to make you a repeat customer. If you are in Colorado be sure to stop by one of their shops!

Websitehttps://www.theteaspot.com/

Location(s) Headquarters : Louiseville, Colorado, U.S.A.

Company Focus:

  • The Tea Spot’s vision to modernize the loose-leaf tea experience has held steadfast since the for-profit philanthropic company was founded in 2004 by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of leaf tea during her recovery. Her message is simple and powerful: Tea in its freshest form renders exceptional flavor, unmatched health benefits and is eco-friendly. Uspenski is also the author of Cancer Hates Tea, which explores a powerful, five-cup-a-day steeping habit.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • Did not see on their site.

Does the company name have a meaning?

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Do you participate in any charities?  

  • As a socially responsible business, we donate 10% of all profits, and are recognized in the top 5% of all B-Corps as “Best for the Community.” To date, all 10% For Wellness donations have gone directly to cancer and community wellness, to which we’ve contributed more than 10 million cups of tea. Now, in our 17th year, we’re expanding our 10% For Wellness initiative to embrace a broader vision. You can learn more here.

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?  

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What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • Our passion for tea drives us to create products with great care for our customers and our community. As a woman-owned company, we insist on the highest standards of food safety making our teas Kosher, GMO-free, Organic, etc. And, as a Colorado-based Public Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp, our company donates 10% of all profits to wellness programs. and has donated more than 10 million cups of tea to date.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • For The Tea Spot founder Maria Uspenski, tea is more than a beverage, it’s a way of life. From her family roots back in Russia to her personal cancer recovery journey to the teaware she created using her MIT engineering background, tea and Maria are inexorably intertwined—as is the unique blend of art and science she brings to the practice. When you shop The Tea Spot, you know you are getting the freshest tea available, only including leaves from the latest harvest. As the only single source provider of tea with our own patented teaware (thanks, Maria!), our goal is to modernize the loose-leaf tea experience so you can enjoy the functional benefits at home or on the go for the perfect cup every time.

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Zealong

Kia ora! The islands of New Zealand are magical. With beautiful mountains, serene ocean settings, and cute endangered kiwi birds. Tea is relatively new in this area. Being introduced 18th century, all imported tea mind you, then many years later the planting of the first Camellia Sinensis, and then in the late 90s the trials and errors of New Zealand’s special terroir tea. This is part of the history that is the backing for Zealong, which is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand. Now grab a cup a’ gumboot and read on!

Website: https://zealong.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Hamilton, New Zealand. Map

Company Focus:

  • Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea, and a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality.
  • Offering serene views, a variety of function venues, public activities and tours, our multi-talented team is dedicated to creating an extraordinary guest experience every day in an unrivaled setting.

Most popular company tea(s)?

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • The names is a mix of New Zealand and Oolong. Cool!

Do you participate in any charities?

  • Check out this list of all they have done! It is quite impressive!

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?

  • Of all of our tea, our team enjoys our “origins” collection the most. These are our Green, Oolong, and Black teas. 

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • At Zealong we are focussed on being Certified Organic and growing our unique teas exactly as nature intended (This and many other articles which really highlight their commitment to sustainability, transparency, and being organic.)
  • “At Zealong our mission is to prove producing tea that is truly ‘green’ isn’t so complicated.” (This and many other articles which really highlight their commitment to sustainabilty, transpareny, and being organic.)

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • Similar to one’s personal tastes in flavour, tea can play many different roles. It’s calming, peaceful, and it builds relationships and people together. People enjoy it for its many health benefits, but also for its comfort and the taste. No matter how you look at it, tea is an essential beverage that is loved all over the world.

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In my dive for tea knowledge, I discovered Zealong. I had no idea tea was grown and produced in New Zealand. After stumbling upon a post in The Loose Leaf Lounge and then found out TeaGschwender sells it. So out of heaps of curiosity, I had to buy some. For a black tea, it doesn’t remind me of one. It has a flavor reminiscent of sweet potato, malt, and honey. An aroma of baked woods (don’t ask it makes sense in my head), and baked sweet potato pie. It has a slightly astringent aftertaste but nothing too jarring. Crisp and clean on the palate as one should expect from an organic tea.

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Waiting is a hard game…

When I first started this website I was almost inundated with companies answering my emails. It was hectic but also amazing. Spring arrived with the 2021 harvest and things slowed considerably. Now we are almost to 2022 and I’m rethinking things a bit. I still believe that the best posts (mostly) are the ones that the companies answer personally. It truly gives a human face to the company name and it’s always amazing to find out how they’ve come to fruition. However, now is the time to implement plan DIM (do it myself). I’ll fill out the info and if the companies anwser I’ll switch out their anwsers.

As always if there are any companies I don’t have on the list please do let me know and I will happily add them! Or better yet if you are a fan of said companies tell them to check out TeaTiff. Word of mouth is an amazing thing!

Starting tomorrow 11/19/2021. I’ll start adding companies myself. You’ll see the difference from the previous posts but hopefully the heart of TeaTiff (tea company discovery) will remain.

Nepal Tea

Nestled in between two major tea-producing countries is the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This beautiful, mountainous position provides an excellent terroir for growing tea. Though the area is great for tea growing, many of the farmers are living in poverty. By buying tea through Nepal tea you will not only be drinking amazing tea but also supporting their farmers.

Website: https://nepalteallc.com/

Location HeadquartersNew York

Company Focus: Nepalese Organic Teas

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • White Prakash is the tea that enchants those diving into the world of tea. The velvety floral from this premium organic white tea will give vanilla top-notes, and spring blossoms, muscatel, and melted butter flavors. It has low caffeine content and can be enjoyed in the evening to wind down or any time really. It has also won a Bronze medal in the Global Tea Championship in 2019.
  • Kumari Gold has a low astringency flavor and adds a full-bodied, high-quality golden tips tea (Black Tea) with caramel and brown sugar aromas to the cup. This tea has pronounced baked fruit and honey flavors with an earthy, long-lasting finish. This is one of the easiest teas to add to your routine and it has won awards for the way it tastes! It is actually my personal favorite and very dear to my heart. It is named after my grandmother whose middle name is “Kumari”. We dedicate this to her because she was the first person to plant the first tea bush in her backyard that has now turned into a tea garden. 
  • Kanchenjunga Noir seems to be the crowd favorite and we completely agree. It is an epitome of a true tea experience. Our organic black tea whispers the wonderful sweetness of the gardens it comes from. Any tea drinker, both beginner, and connoisseur will appreciate the smokey and woodsy flavors this tea brings to the palate. 

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • Our company is a tribute and a promise to all the tea farmers in Nepal currently living under the poverty line. Each product that is included in our collection comes directly from the farmers themselves. We eliminate unfair middlemen and ensure each pack you receive is a breath of fresh air each time. 

Do you participate in any charities? If so, which one (s)?

  • Some of the proceeds from Nepal Tea are dedicated to Nepal Tea Foundation with an aim to create opportunities to mobilize the current generation through employment and to empower the next generation through education. Through the foundation, our company supports the tea farmers and their families living under the poverty line in Nepal. 

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?

  • Our favorite tea has to be the Kumari Gold and Kathmandu Cosmos. Every sip of these teas is full of memories of home and family. These black teas are our favorites because everyone in our home grew up with these flavors! 

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • Nepal Tea, from its inception, has tried to connect the primary producer with ultimate consumers. Through our monthly tea tasting event and immersive tea tours, we connect our tea producers with our customers. We interact with the producers directly and eliminate the middleman which we believe is how the industry should run. With every product, we ensure our customers have access to the entire journey their pack of tea has taken from Nepal to their hands through the QR codes. 

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • At Nepal Tea, we believe tea can change an entire world. While this belief is what gets our company going, we also know that a cup of well-brewed tea can be a much-needed pause. A moment of meditation for those walking the tight-rope life. Each of us at Nepal Tea has deep values attached to a cup of tea. It is an ode to our families back in Nepal, a hope for a brighter future, and a reminder of cherished memories with friends.

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Look at those beautiful trichomes!!!

TeaTiff Picks: Farmers Green. Look at this gorgeous tea! Those fuzzies are not only a sign of amazing tea but the care the plucker took in picking this tea. It is very vegetal with heavy green bean notes and very slight astringency. You will also pick up notes of other steamed veggies like asparagus. The dry aroma is woody while the wet aroma is full of steamed veggies and slight tobacco. I am a fan. I love the packaging and I love the Wall Infuser that I ordered!

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The Great Tea Road

Farmers Markets are a great way to find fresh produce, pottery, baked goods, and tea. Yes, tea! This is how I first discovered The Great Tea Road. In the building behind them they have their own space for a quaint tea shop that houses an amazing array of teas and tisanes. Tea drinkers of all kinds will find a new tea to love here.

Websitehttps://www.greattearoad.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Prior Lake, MN, USA

Company Focus: 

  • Handblended teas as well as small tea farms from several major tea production countries.

Most popular company tea(s)? 

  • We got many popular teas: Unwind & Relax (herbal tea), Jasmine Dragon Pearl (Green Tea), Strawberry & Passion Fruit (White Tea), Jin Qu Hong Mei (Black Tea) Golden Monkey (Black Tea) Fruity Sangria (Black Tea), Phoenix Honey Orchid (Oolong Tea)  

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • Great Tea Road is the Siberian Route also known as the Moscow Highway and Great Highway was a historic route that connected European Russia to Siberia and China. The Siberian Route was also known as the Tea Road, owing to the great quantities of tea that were transported from China to Europe through Siberia. In choosing this name, we hope to create a company that bring quality teas, tea art & culture, and discover new teas long the way and share with our communities.

Do you participate in any charities?  

  • We don’t have a charities that we participate every year. However, if one asks us to help, we do.

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?  

  • Since we review and taste our teas before we put on the shelves. If we don’t like the tea that we taste, we don’t bother to put on the shelf. Currently, we are drinking Vanilla Mystique (Black Tea), Traditional Chai (Black Tea) and our newest tea, Jade Dew of Enshi (Green Tea). 

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry? 

  • We work directly with tea farmers and small tea farms. We are big on trustworthy and relationship. Most tea farms that we work with are small and family businesses. It is not hard to see and understand their position in the tea industry. 

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • It is a part of our daily life and ritual. We can’t live without it. 

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TeaTiff Picks: Puerh Tangerine. Aren’t they cute?! After seeing the process that they go through to make these I had to try them out. But I also knew I wanted one that went through the proper processing, specifically the sterilization step. While visiting the outdoor shop at the farmers market I learned that The Great Tea Road makes sure to only buy from tea farmers who do the process properly. The flavor is amazing. If you haven’t yet tried this unique tea stuffed in fruit you definitely should.

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Davidson’s Organic Teas

Have you ever walked into a shop not expecting to find tea and then walked out with tea? That’s how I found Davidson’s Organic Teas. Like any good tea adventurer I saw something new and had to try it out. This company features a wide array of teas and tisanes. Featuring long time favorites like Irish Breakfast and also unique blends like Bing Almond Cherry. Grab a cuppa and read through their interview. Don’t forget to check out all their amazing teas on their website too!

Website: www.davidsonstea.com

Location Headquarters: 665 Spice Island Drive, Suite 101  Sparks, NV 89431

Company focus: Pioneers of high quality organic tea.

Most popular company tea(s): Co-owner Kunall Patel’s favorite is Earl Grey.

Do you participate in any charities? 

  • Yes, we work with various non-profits and charities. You can check out our non-profit partnerships webpage, here.

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Like a warm pear compote without all the calories!

TeaTiff Picks: Spiced Pear. This unassuming tea was one of my first favorites, as far as tea bags go. The pear is delicate yet punctual. Showing up at the perfect moments throughout your steeping session. The earthiness of the black tea is fairly strong but not overly so.

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Venya Teas

Who says you need a lot of teas to make a tea company? No one. Sometimes less is more. The six blends that make up this company are the heart and soul of what makes this company what it is. If you are looking for tradition in your cup you will find it here. Plus three were blended by Sanjay Guha, tea master and friend to Venya Teas. Be sure to check out all of their amazing blends!

Website: https://www.venya.ca/

Location Headquarters : Toronto, Ontario

Company Focus: 

  • To offer tea drinkers blends made with quality ingredients that focus on wellness and fun.

Most popular company tea(s)? 

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • Venya is a Sanskrit word which means loved or wished for. For all the times when we wish we had a soothing cup of tea that we love in hand, we want to be there! 

Do you participate in any charities?

  • We run campaigns to donate a percentage of all sales to various charities that support education for children in developing countries. 

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?  

  • It has to be Serenitea. This blend is what we refer to as a warm hug in a cup! For the days when you long for a cup of tea to calm you down, allay the anxiety and just leave you feeling relaxed… That is what Serenitea is! 

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry? 

  • Transparency is key in any industry, and the tea industry is no different. We believe that consumers have the right to know about the sustainable environmental practices formed by tea plantations and companies, followed by where their ingredients come from, and the roles that each of these units play in creating a positive impact for tea farmers for generations to come. 

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • We believe tea is one of those drinks that brings people together and is part of the special memories they create. It has always been a staple in our own family gatherings, when the night was winding down yet the conversations were going strong. Making its appearance as an iced tea on picnics and a warm, soothing cup on the cold winter nights, to us, tea is bliss, comfort and positivitea!

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Anything else you’d like to add?

  • Check us out at www.venya.ca! We hope you will let our teas be part of your special moments.

Turmeric is a great for anti-inflammatory aid.

TeaTiff Picks: Golden Touch. Turmeric is tasty in so many ways. Curry, lattes, tea, etc. All of the other ingredients provide a perfect punch that not only leaves you feeling invigorated but also healthy! It is also very pretty to look at!

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Seven Cups

Tea Vocabulary is important to those who dive deep in the world of tea. It helps us relate what we are are seeing, touching, smelling, and tasting to others. Andrew McNeill not only runs an amazing company with superb tea but also has an stunning tea repertoire. You will enjoy not only sipping on their tea but also everything he writes.

Websitesevencups.com

Location(s) Headquarters: Tucson, Arizona, USA and Chongqing, China.

Company Focus:

  • Chinese tea, direct-trade, and positive relationships between our suppliers, customers, and employees.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • High-end Chinese green has traditionally been our most popular category going back for years now. We were the first American tea company to import Anji Baicha in 2007. At that time, the feeling in the industry was that Americans would never appreciate teas like this. We’re happy to have proved that false!

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • Seven Cups is a reference to a poem written by Tang Dynasty poet Lu Tong. The excerpt that the name comes from is translated below:
The first cup kisses away my thirst,
and my loneliness is quelled by the second.
The third gives insight worthy of ancient scrolls,
and the fourth exiles my troubles.
My body becomes lighter with the fifth,
and the sixth sends word from immortals.
But the seventh —oh the seventh cup— if I drink you,
a wind will hurry my wings toward the sacred island. 
LuTong (795-835A.D.) (translation by Christopher Nelson) 

Do you participate in any charities?

  • We’re a regular contributor to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and animal shelters supporting the work of Pima County Animal Care.

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea? 

  • Mogan Huangya is a little-known yellow tea that’s tremendously good. It’s sort of a sleeper-hit and a staff favorite here. We also like to drink the broken dust from rock wulong. These teas are prone to breakage in shipping, and we don’t want to sell broken leaf to our customers, but it’s too good to waste, so we keep it back for ourselves. Seven Cups owners, Austin and Zhuping, drink a lot of powerful steeps of yancha dust.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • It’s important. Supply chains that effectively transfer information across their stakeholders are stronger, more sustainable, and more equitable because of it.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • The answer depends on the person. Tea’s purely functional for some folks. It’s a hobby for lots of people, a health practice or a religious pursuit for others. Most people get a little bit of all these perks from it.

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Both siblings of the Red Robes come from the Wuyi Mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site.

TeaTiff Picks: Xiao Hong Pao (Little Red Robe). Move over Da Hong Pao your little sister has come! The main difference between the two is the aroma. This is great for those who love the taste of Da Hong Pao but find the aroma overwhelming. My mouth is just watering even thinking about!


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Young Mountain Tea

In a country full of companies whose main focus is tea for tea bags you would think it might be hard to find high quality leaf but as loose leaf tea and sustainable farming take the spotlight so to do their companies. I love a good brisk cup of Assam in the morning and I think you will find the difference in quality you find with this company will amazing your tea buds. Be sure to check out this awesome company if you love teas from India like I do.

Websitehttps://youngmountaintea.com/

Location Headquarters: Springfield, Oregon

Company Focus:

  • We’re a mission-driven company working with smallholder tea farmers in India and Nepal. We have a collection of organic, single-origin loose-leaf teas that features well established regions like Darjeeling and Assam, and emerging ones like Kumaon and Nepal.

Most popular company tea(s)?

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • Yes! We’re named in tribute to the Himalayas, a rising mountain range that’s still going up as India subducts under Asia. 

Do you participate in any charities?

  • Yes, many! As a mission-driven company, we provide trainings and workshops to aspiring tea farmers in India and Nepal. Members of our team are also organizing the first Eugene Tea Festival, and we regularly donate our teas and time to other tea festivals across the west coast (Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco). Due to the COVID pandemic, right now we’re also giving 5% of all online sales revenue to non-profits focused on relief efforts for rural farmers in India and Nepal, more info here.

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • It’s lacking and it’s needed. Fortunately, tea drinkers familiar with higher levels of transparency in other craft beverages like wine, coffee, and chocolate, are demanding it. The companies that recognize this shift is happening are, in my opinion, the ones that will do the best.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • It’s an entry point into so many other things; culture, ecology, economic history, and of course, socializing. Bill Waddington of Tea Source put it best: “It’s just a leaf and water, nothing magical or mystical, yet wars have been fought over tea, fortunes have been won and lost over tea and lives have been dedicated to tea. I’m not sure why. All I know is I wouldn’t be in any other business.”

Anything else you’d like to add?

  • We offer a free small pouch of Nepali Golden Black, our most popular black tea, for anyone who signs up to our newsletter! Here’s the signup page.

Tea planta first came to the Nilgiri region in 1835.

TeaTiff Picks: Nilgiri Ice. Summer is heating up here in the states and nothing beats a nice glass of iced tea. But why settle for your usual tea bag when you could go for a lip smacking loose black like this one? Nothing beats a refreshing blend like this!

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