Blue Box Tea

There are many companies that do tea boxes but no one does it quite like these guys. When I first read that their main business was based on coffee I was a bit skeptical but the reviews speak volumes. Their packaging is chic and smooth, they ship worldwide, and for tea adventurers it’s an awesome way to discover new teas without having to worry about getting the same thing each month.

Website: https://www.blueteabox.com/

Location(s) Headquarters:

  • Blue Tea Box, Merlin House, Claremont Way, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom CT3 4BF

Company Focus:

  • Blue Tea Box is transforming the way we drink and enjoy tea. Tea has to be enjoyed in it’s pure, loose leaf form to get the best flavours. No additives, always natural, we are forever discovering new teas for your voyage of taste sensations.

Most popular company tea(s)? 

  • We offer different tea each month, never repeating it.

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • Harvey and Jon Butt are a father and son team. They both love good tea and coffee. Jon is a seasoned entrepreneur and an industry leader in the fire safety trade. During Jon’s business travels in the USA, he discovered specialty coffee subscriptions that curated from various niche coffee roasters. In the UK, subscription services only tended to supply their own products and are more for convenience.
  • Harvey, not wanting to be encumbered with a student loan after university, suggested setting up something similar in the UK to pay his way through University and not be a burden on society. And Blue Coffee Box was born in 2017.
  • Since its launch, thousands of people from the UK and many countries around the world have subscribed. After much research with the members, the same methodology has been applied to gourmet tea. And Blue Tea Box was born in 2019.

Do you participate in any charities?  

  • Marie Curie. The decision to support this charity was based on one of staff who had lost someone important to them.

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

  • We all love different teas, each month we vote on our favourite but none of us ever agree.  Taste is very personal.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry? 

  • Ethically sourced.
  • From the media kit “Our merchants often buy direct from the farms, securing the best and freshest quality tea. This ensures more profit goes to the tea farmers and communities helping create a better life as the tea industry is rife with poverty and slave-labour.”

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • It’s a way to connect with others, it’s a way to relax, it’s a way to clear your head and give yourself thinking space.  Even making a cup of tea is a time to “mull things over” whilst the kettle boils.

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With hundreds of different teas and tisanes around the world, a tea box is your best way of discovering more!

TeaTiff Picks: Blue Tea Box Mini. I drink a good amount of tea but I’ve found I do not like getting large amounts of tea. Two ounces is my max size so this box with 3 bags of 25g of tea, just under 1 oz, is perfect.

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Tease Tea

The companies roots began in Toronto but they are now in the city once called Bytown, now known as the beautiful city of Ottawa. This amazing company not only has delectable tea but also helps other companies find their potential. After you are done reading the interview be sure to go check out their website and sorry, not sorry for your soon to be full shopping cart.

Website: https://teasetea.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Ottawa, Ontario

Company Focus

  • We create tea blends focused on wellness and sustainability: both socially and environmentally! We work exclusively with tea importers that are accredited by the Ethical Tea Partnership, and our tea bags are biodegradable/compostable made of plant based fibers.

Most popular company tea(s)?

Do you participate in any charities? 

  • One of our main pillars is investing in women, and we do this by investing in women-owned businesses through our sister company, The Founders Fund. To date we have contributed and raised over $100k to elevate underrepresented women owned businesses.

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

  • A personal favourite is Golden Slumbers: a caffeine-free, Rooibos blend with cacao and calendula. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious! Throughout the day, I’m partial to our organic Ceremonial Matcha, as it’s smooth, and versatile.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • Transparency is a key value here at Tease Tea. As Canada’s first B-Corp tea company, we believe that transparency is a fundamental part of building an ethical company that you can be proud of supporting. 

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • Tea is such a versatile, accessible and healthy addition to our lives. We believe that no matter your goal, desire or taste preference, there’s a tea for that! Making Tease Tea a part of your daily routine is an investment in your well-being as well as an investment in women, and that’s something to feel great about!

TeaTiff Picks: I will be trying a few different teas and then put a favortie here! (Side Note: Originally I had Maple Sugar Shack as my favorite but that is a blend they no longer carry so I removed the review so as not to confuse readers.

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Brooke Birch Tea

Little tea companies can be easily overlooked but their dreams can be just as big as their franchised competitors. As a certain character from a certain show once said, “Go big or go home.” Personally, I (TeaTiff) love the thought of a traveling tea company. If you are looking for a smaller shop to help out please be sure to give this one a try!

Websitehttp://Etsy.com/shop/brookebirchteashoppe

Location(s) Headquarters: Brooklyn, NY & San Pablo, CA (an online shop with the hopes of following the craft fair & farmers markets circuit cross country) 

Company Focus:

  • To build love, community, and togetherness. One cup at a time.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • Right now it’s Annabelle Blues which is probably the prettiest tea I’ve created so far. I’m really proud of that one. 

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • I knew I wanted Birch because it’s my favorite tree and the birch tree symbolizes new beginnings and rebirth. And this little tea shop is just that. A new beginning after some tragic, life changing experiences. And Brooke is my middle name. 

Do you participate in any charities?

  • Unfortunately, at this time I am not big enough to do so. I’m barely breaking even. But as I continue to grow I really want to participate in charities and donate to important causes annually. I did recently donate tea to an elementary school auction for their fundraiser. That was really cool. 

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

  • My personal favorite is Lovely Lavender because I love black teas. This is a take on a classic Earl grey/lavender tea. But I use English Breakfast which (I think) has a nice creamy flavor with a hint of lavender.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?  

  • I’m honestly not very familiar with this. But I can say I am all for supporting small, local farmers and making sure that fair labor laws are implemented everywhere in the tea industry. 

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • To me, tea plays the role of comforter, nurturer, healer, connector. It’s what we drink when we’re sick, sad, need energy, comfort. It’s great hot or cold. And what issues can’t be resolved over a nice cuppa.

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Did you know that there are 47 known species of lavender?

TeaTiff Picks: Lovely Lavender. Black tea. Check. Lavender. Check. Two things I love mixed into one cup. Lavender will always be a favorite herb of mine after visiting an actual lavender farm on the island of Maui. It is wonderful that she harvests her own lavender for her blends. It makes the tea that much more dear to the heart of the seller. On a side note. I love Cosy Rosy. If you are looking for the perfect herbal chai this is it. It’s smooth with the perfect amount of floral notes.

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Jersey Fine Tea

Do you subscribe to World Tea News? If not you can start by reading Diary of an Assistant Tea Maker: ‘Tea People Are Great’. This is not only a great introduction into Jersey Fine Tea but also offers some great insight into the world of tea processing. Someday I truly hope I will be able to experience plucking first hand just like Ms. Federici. When you are done reading the article don’t forget to come back here and read their interview.

Websitehttps://jerseyfinetea.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Jersey, Channel Islands

Company Focus: 

  • Premium, sustainably grown,  single-estate, whole leaf teas.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • Our wok-fired green tea is the most popular (mainly because it was featured on BBC Saturday Kitchen, but is also incredibly unique and delicious!).

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • The meaning is right in the name! We wanted something simple and elegant that reflected the origin: Jersey, and the Quality: Fine.

Do you participate in any charities?  

  • Not presently but we have been in touch with Jersey Autism to do some events, and donate plants for a garden project for Thrive Jersey.

What is your (or any of your other co-workers’) favorite tea? 

  • My favourite tea depends on the day! Right now I am particularly fond of kamairicha (a Japanese green tea that is fired in a wok rather than the more common method of being steamed). Of our tea’s though I am smitten with all of them!

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry? 

  • Transparency in any industry (especially tea) is incredibly important. Some people are concerned with labels and certification, but knowing exactly where your tea comes from and building a relationship with the producers is really the only way to be sure what you are getting is being produced ethically and sustainably.

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • For me it has a plethora of roles. It facilitates social interactions, promotes mindfulness, connects us to the past and to different cultures, has many health benefits, and not to mention endless exhilarating flavours. It’s the all encompassing beverage!

Anything else you’d like to add? 

  • We are so excited to have the opportunity to be making such amazing tea in a new tea growing region. Seeing what kind of flavours we can get and pouring our heart into sharing what we like with the world is so important to us and incredibly rewarding. We are looking forward to making the most of the 2021 tea season!

TeaTiff Picks: Premium Green. I love a pan fired green tea. But since I haven’t tasted this one yet or any of them for that matter I am going to wait till their white tea is back in stock and give them all a go!

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Zerama Tea

Have you ever drooled over a teapot? Got excited when finding a new tea? You will definitely do that with Zerama. They have teas and accessories for every type of tea person. They even have a frog tea pet! But beyond all the amazing teas and trappings is their commitment to sustainable teas. It is incredibly important to be able to support not only the people we buy our tea from but also all the people who handle the tea at every step of the process.

Websitewww.zeramatea.com

Location: We are based in Kansas City, MO.

Company Focus:

  • We focus on sustainably grown teas and by direct from growers whenever possible.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • One of our most popular teas is Organic Wakocha (Japanese Black) Tea.

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • Our company name was derived from an old Burlesque movie with Bettie Page called “Teaserama” We joked about the name and it stuck.

Do you participate in any charities?  

  • We are passionate about supporting farmers at home and around the world. We partner with and have supported through many benefits the Kansas City Farm School. https://www.kcfarmschool.org/ They are a non profit that teaches kids where there food comes from and is developing future generations of farmers.

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

  • My favorite tea is Lao Cong Shui Xian Oolong. I am crazy about all oolongs but this old bush variety from Wuyi is so complex and amazing I can’t get enough. Bob’s favorite is the Organic Yamabuki Nadeshiko which is a Japanese fermented tea similar to puerh.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • I think transparency in the tea industry (as well as all food) is vital. People need to know where there food comes from and recognize the craftsmanship that goes into each cup of tea. I believe this knowledge and understanding enhances the entire experience and enjoyment of tea.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • In this fast paced world, we need to take a moment for ourselves each day to slow down and enjoy the aroma and taste of a good cup of tea. Taking that moment of quiet and reflection can change my entire day. I think we all owe that to ourselves.

Anything else you’d like to add?

  • Bob and I spend a lot of time drinking and sampling different teas. We stand by the fact, if we won’t drink it, we won’t sell it.

This is a Dan Cong oolong.

TeaTiff Picks: Ba Xian (Eight Immortals) Oolong. What is better then great tea? A great tea with a good story behind it. This incredible tea is only grown in a few villages in China. They harvest from very old tea trees. The story goes that there once was eight trees of this cultivar and now there are few of the original eight. The story seems to vary by company but is interesting regardless.


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Matcha Project

There are thousands of tea companies around the world and occasionally some share names. After sorting out which was which I put in an order for some of the Master Supreme Blend. (Review below). Thank you Chase for your kindness! His story is a great one that I suggest you all read and make sure you pass on to your coffee friends as well. Many Americans feel they need that caffeine boost but don’t realize the drop and possible sleeplessness attached to it. Come discover a new way to boost your alertness with this amazing company!

Website: https://matchaproject.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Chicago, IL USA

Company Focus: 

  • Premium Japanese Matcha Tea

Most popular company tea(s)? 

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • When Matcha Project began, our purpose was to share great matcha tea with matcha drinkers in the US. Our founder noted upon his return from Japan that most of the matcha available was bitter and not very good. Understanding that most of the premium matcha teas never left Japan, he made it his mission (or project, rather) to expose Americans to truly delicious matcha.
  • In time our name has come to represent more than just that. We have made it our mission (project) to do four things:
    1. We want to support the Japanese tea trade.
    2. We want to support the community in which we live.
    3. We want to support our matcha community.
    4. We want to do what we love.

This is our Matcha Project.

Do you participate in any charities?

  • Yes, we do. One of the key aims of our mission is to “support the community in which we live.” Accordingly, we have contributed to several charity/non-profits to date. 
  • In 2019, our founder volunteered his time over the period of 12 weeks teaching entrepreneurship principles and practices to a group of 4th and 5th grade aspiring entrepreneurs — sharing details of the Matcha Project upstart journey — via the Austin, Texas non-profit Start-Up Kids Club
  • Additionally, at the end of 2020, when we moved to Chicago, we knew that we wanted to do something to support this community. We identified the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which was in desperate need for resources, and donated our entire December proceeds in order to support food-insecurity needs in this community.
  • We will continue to impact our community as we move forward in 2021 and beyond.
  • Mission webpage

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

  • Japanese teas are our favorite — shaded Japanese teas to be more specific: matcha, gyokuro, and kabusecha.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • We feel transparency is important. As tea lovers ourselves we want to know as much info about our tea as we can: where it comes from, when it was produced, who made it, etc. Having this information can really elevate and enhance the experience for us, the tea drinkers. It helps us to feel a connection with our tea.
  • Additionally, by knowing this information consumers can in theory more easily distinguish a likely good tea, great tea, and also something less desired, based solely on that information (& reputation.) 
  • Finally, transparency gives credit where credit is due. It can greatly reward the producers of exceptional tea and in turn create more of a demand for it. This in turn is better for the farmer/producer because they can in turn sell more of their tea (assuming they have the capacity) and continue their craft.

Everyone benefits from transparency.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • Tea has the potential to be many different things for each of us: a source of energy, a source of meditation, a source of comfort,  a source of joy, a source of connection, a source of sharing, and much more. At a time where the world seems to spin faster and faster – we all could use a bit more tea in our lives.

Anything else you’d like to add?

  • Thank you TeaTiff for inviting us to share our story with you and your community! And thank you to your readers for their interest in learning more about Matcha Project! If your readers would like to try any of our matcha teas, they can use coupon code: TEATIFF for 10% off of their first purchase. Thanks for reading!

TeaTiff Picks: Master’s Supreme Blend. This is a blend that gives you a bit of everything. The dry aroma slightly reminds me of grated high quality parmesan. Deep umami notes in the wet aroma. The first touch is a bit tannic but this leads into strong umami and slight marine inklings.

Master’s Supreme Blend

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Cup of Communitea

When the pandemic hit in 2020 it left many businesses wondering and worrying. After only a few weeks of being open Cup of Communitea had to close their business doors. Through the year many learned that online orders would be become their main source of income and Ms. Duquette took it a step further, doing FB Live videos, and she’s got a knack for it. But what also helped was her community. Once you start drinking tea you become part of a family; a communitea!

Website: https://www.cupofcommunitea.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: 5416 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Company Focus: 

  • Loose leaf tea from around the world and the education to go with it.

Most popular company tea(s)?

Does the company name have a meaning?  

  • Yes!  We are blending the world of tea and non-profit community engagement together which creates our Communitea.  I, Justine, have a full-time career in the non-profit sector and I carry that passion with me through everything I do.  With this business, we are a Communitea of passionate tea drinkers that help support the community one cup at a time.  We have monthly community partners that we raise money for and try to connect with community groups as much as we can.

Do you participate in any charities? 

  • We work with different organizations each month and so far they have varied from art centers to autism music programs, dog rescues, homeless advocacy, refugee/immigrant youth and many more. Communitea Partner Program.

What is your (or any of your other co-workers’) favorite tea?  

  • Blackberry Sage Oolong is my favorite because it is great hot and cold and has this perfect balance of flavors.  The oolong is a beautiful tea base with those hints of fruit and herbaceous notes of sage.  None of the flavors overtake the others and they all create a delicious cup of refreshingly light tea.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?  

  • It is so important.  We believe in total transparency so we let our customers know every ingredient, every flavoring, all dietary needs etc. We can tell you what teas are kosher and vegan, if something has dairy or nuts, and if they are ETP or FTC.  We work very hard to know where the tea comes from, what is in it, and how it is made so that we can be upfront about everything.

What role does tea play in our lives?  

  • Tea is peace; it’s a break in the day to pause and reflect as our tea steeps to perfection.  Pauses in our day call forth calm; tea can be an integral and beautiful component of this calming self care. Taking time, even 5 minutes, to scoop, heat, steep, and sip our cup can be the five minutes we need to have self-care, reflect, and sometimes reset our day.

Anything else you’d like to add? 

  • We are excited about the tea community and all of it’s growth and what is to come.  The versatility of tea is what makes it so beautiful.  It can be a delicious cup that cools us or heats us, it can be a healthy cup that mends us, or it can be a social cup to bring us together.  Whatever you need tea has and the more people learn about it the better the tea communitea becomes.

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Do the shuffle with a coconut truffle cuppa!

TeaTiff Picks: Coconut Truffle. Those who know me personally know that I am a purist. I will choose a pure tea over a flavored/blended tea. But when you’ve got a sweet tooth and a love for coconut it’s hard to pass up a blend like this that doesn’t use artificial flavors.


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Tea Town Alabama

Sweet home, Alabama. Where the skies are blue and the tea is sweet. But not sugar sweet, naturally sweet. The southern states made sweet tea popular for what it is today, a black tea laden with sugar. But as many are finding out, this sugar forward tea is bad for you. Enter great companies like Tea Town Alabama that sweeten only with organic ingredients that are good for you.

Website: https://www.teatownalabama.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Rainbow City, Alabama, USA

Company Focus:

  • We grow herbs organically and make teas from the herbs.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • Our My Sweet Roselle has been our most popular tea through the years.  It’s made with hibiscus, lemongrass, lemon balm, peppermint, and holy basil.

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • We started our business in Tuscaloosa, AL, also known as Ttown.  That’ where we got our name Tea Town Alabama.

Do you participate in any charities?

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

  • (Becca) Golden Brew is grounding and fresh (Jonathan) loves anything with ginger but especially our Sunnyside.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  •  With anything you buy, I think it is important to know the process and people behind what you are consuming.  We know that the medicinal value and quality of taste of the herbs in our tea is greater the fresher the ingredients. This is why we care about how it is grown and processed. We put that care into our own gardens and also when looking to source ingredients that we can’t grow ourselves.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  •  Drinking tea is a fantastic, tasty way to add a variety of plants to your diet. Any time you add plants to your diet you are adding nutrients that contribute to your overall well being. I also firmly believe that the ritual of making tea and holding a warm cup in your hand whether it is by yourself or with a friend can bring comfort and calm. With our lives moving at the stressful pace it does these days, I think everyone could use a little tea time in their days!

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Turmeric Chai (herbal version)

TeaTiff Picks: Turmeric Chai. Chai, my love. You are so unique. A black tea base most of the time but then you also find unique blends, like this one. That have Tulsi and Turmeric. Packing a big wallop for the immune system.

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The Tea Crane

On my quest to learn more about tea I came across a Free Matcha Mini course. This lead me to the Tea Crane website. Immediately I wished I was in Japan so I could visit the shop and have a real tea session with Sosen-san. His expertise, smile, and products are all amazing.

Websitehttps://www.the-tea-crane.com/

Location: Kyoto, Japan

Company Focus:

  • Specialty Store for Organic, Natural and Pesticide-free Japanese Tea

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • This seed-grown sencha from Nara is one of the very first teas that I included in our tea selection at The Tea Crane. The farmer of this tea is also the person who taught me most about organic farming and the real value of organic and natural tea cultivation. Together with his Roasted Bancha this sencha literally opened my eyes to the beautiful world of organic Japanese tea and inspired me to found The Tea Crane Specialty brand for exclusively organic, pesticide-free and natural Japanese tea. It has been and still is one of our favorite teas on the list.

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • The Tea Crane is derived from our logo. Initially I was looking for a Japanese house crest to include on my formal kimono. This was necessary because proper Japanese dress was required in order to receive my instructor license at the Enshu school of tea ceremony. Having a passion for tea I looked for a crest that had a tea related theme and discovered that there were various designs with the tea seed as motif. The crane with tea leaves for its wings and a tea seed on the back appealed to me most for its elegance, and as well because the crane is considered as a symbol for longevity, which I feel goes hand in hand with tea. So I chose this mark for my formal kimono, and later when I started this organic tea brand I decided to use the same logo for it and derived the name “The Tea Crane” from this logo.

Do you participate in any charities?

  • No. I don’t participate in any formal charities. My endeavor to support organic and natural farmers of tea in Japan through making their tea accessible worldwide is the true value and reason why I founded The Tea Crane and thus also choose to invest all resources and time into achieving this goal. At the current I am only able to support the farmers I work with in modest ways and aim to grow this significantly in the future. To me there is no greater charity to the world than the efforts of these farmers because their efforts will help the world maintain a healthy, environmentally safe, and sustainable approach to tea cultivation.

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

  • It is difficult to say because each season calls for a different tea, and each moment of the day is different too. I love to have matcha in the morning and as part of a tea ceremony during the day. Before noon I lean more towards green tea, while in the afternoons I prefer to wind down with black tea or a refreshing oolong. When I am working outside and need to quench my thirst I can really enjoy several liters of hojicha or bancha. In summer I lean more towards green tea in general, while in winter I prefer darker, more warming teas. I think this shift of preference in tea types is common for devoted tea lovers, and should be pretty recognizable by most.
  • But if I have to point out one specific tea that is an all-time favorite, then I think I’ll go with one of our oolongs. The Minamisayaka oolong is a really fragrant, lightly oxidized, refreshing tea. It is great if you have some time to enjoy multiple brews of it and observe the variations in taste and aroma you get throughout the brews. While the tea itself is already very relaxing with its soothing aroma, the moment for brewing and savoring it as well allows you to settle down and calm the body and mind. It’s a great tea to simply calm down with.

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • Transparency is mandatory. Unfortunately transparency and traceability is hardly present in Japan’s tea industry due to its many blending practices. Some firms blend so many teas together that it is really hard to find out where they came from and who produced it. It is simply not the norm in Japan and it will take a huge adjustment to make transparency possible.
  • With farm-direct, single origin, single cultivar teas this becomes easier to do. However single-origin teas are uncommon in Japan. More farmers are beginning to provide single origin teas directly to the public, but via the traditional wholesaler route this is almost unthinkable.
  • At The Tea Crane I focus on single origin (single-cultivar, single-farm) teas only. To me rather than transparency, or sustainability, or the benefits for the environment (which are also very important), I am attracted by the natural diversity of the tea plants. For example, a same cultivar growing on a different tea field where the soil composition is different can turn out quite opposite to each other. I find this natural diversity intriguing, and enjoy having the opportunity to savor many different teas. It also becomes more natural and personal. Each tea bush has its own unique characteristics. Just as with human beings, I like to look at everyone as the individual they are and respect and appreciate them for who they are. The same with tea. My general motto is “let tea be tea”.

What role does tea play in our lives?

  • The meaning of tea in someone’s life is different for each person individually. The question is how do you approach your tea moment and what do you get out of it. Some people can’t leave the house before having had a cup of warm tea. It functions as a transition marker from one activity into the other.
  • Other people mark specific moments throughout the day as designated tea moments and approach them as a moment of meditation or relaxation, similar to how someone might make time for seated meditation or a 15 minute yoga session. Such a moment can be whisking your morning matcha to start the day, or brewing a very special tea in the afternoon in silence, sipping the brew and savoring successive steepings of that tea. These are mostly moments to regain focus, or relax, and thus are conducted mostly alone.
  • But tea also has the vital function to connect people and strengthen interpersonal relations. In the tea ceremony for example people are joined together mostly in silence, but simply by being in the same space for a long time you feel that the trust and appreciation for one another is raised and that after the event you have grown more familiar and close to the other participants. In a more everyday setting sharing some tea provides a great reason to sit down and have a chat. The tea provides food for conversation and is the connector between two or more people around the same table. In the end, tea can play many roles and have many functions in our lives, but what you get out of it depends on what you want to get out of it.

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TeaTiff Picks: Asamiya Natural Kabusecha and Yame Matcha. Seeing and tasting is believing. Both of these teas are delightful because they will all of your senses. They are both gorgeous hues of greens, an adventure in aroma land, the taste is divine. すばらしい

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The Great Mississippi Tea Company

Did you know that tea is grown in the USA? It’s fairly new concept compared with other tea growing regions and is in some ways more difficult but with the scientific minds of Jason and Timothy I know we are bound to see some unique teas. Heck, maybe they will help us develop a tea that is unique to the USA! If you want to really get an in-depth look at how they do things join in here.

Website:  http://greatmsteacompany.com/

Location(s) Headquarters: Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA

Company Focus: 

  • Creating high-end specialty teas using science and technology while still preserving the artistry of handmade teas from traditional tea growing regions. Online education and immersive tourism is key to educating the market on what it takes to create a new tea in a high labor market environment. 

Most popular company tea(s)?

Does the company name have a meaning? 

  • We actually had a social media poll to create our name. Ha! We had some inadvertent trademark issues early on in existence and we changed our name after 18 months of being in existence. We polled the audience and came up with 4 names and then did a Survey Monkey poll to decide on the final name. 

Do you participate in any charities?  

  • Not yet

What is your (or any of your other co-workers’) favorite tea? 

  • We drink Black Magnolia the most since we are iced tea drinkers. However, Timmy is a big fan of our oolongs. 

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • It is the basis of our business model and our decision to grow in the US. We also invite people to the farm in addition to ample social media posts and educational opportunities. We try to be as transparent as possible.  

What role does tea play in our lives? 

  • For us as Southerners, we enjoy iced tea. As farmers, it provides us with daily challenges. 

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TeaTiff Picks: Mississippi Sunshine. Yellow tea. Of all the styles of tea you can produce this one is the most difficult. Sure every tea is difficult in it’s own way but the extra step to produce this one is more like a giant leap. Kudos to GM Tea Company for taking this style on.

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