It's your opportunity to create a moment: for stillness, for reflection, for
yourself. It's your connection to a world of senses; flavors both exotic and
familiar, energizing and relaxing. It's your retreat from an increasingly
turbulent world. It is the perfect paradox of simplicity and complexity
ABOUT USOUR APPROACHFRESHNESS
Tea is our world.
It’s rooted deep in our families and culture. It’s the world we have grown up in and know from up close, the gardens of Darjeeling and Assam, the Himalayas looming as a backdrop. We are steeped in a legacy that’s centuries old. We value it and uphold this inheritance.
The tea industry is an old industry.
It has established a complex system of processors, distributors, importers, exporters, auction houses, warehouses, buyers and sellers. And all play a part in distancing tea’s true essence from tea drinkers, putting months between harvest and cup.
It’s time for a new approach. It’s time to enjoy tea, in an entirely new way.
Teabox connects tea to people.
Not to distributors. Not to resellers. But to tea drinkers.
Uniting the richest flavors of the finest teas with the curious, the cultivated, and the adventurous, all over the world. The freshest tea you’ve ever tasted, from crop to cup. There is simply no simpler way to experience the wonderful complexity of tea.
We believe every tea drinker deserves to know how, where, and when their tea was born. The greatness of a tea lies in its very precise origins. We’re redefining the way the world thinks about and enjoys tea by ensuring the leaves are superbly sourced—and hand-picked and packed—every time. We can do this because we know the best teas in India, and we work right at the sources, in the same gardens where the teas we sell are grown.
We’re packing up freshness. Tea thrives on freshness—and so do we. We’re small and nimble, and we have no middlemen: we make sure every 100 grams of tea we send out are fresher and tastier than anything you’ve ever had to date. We deliver the most delicious loose leaf teas from Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri to the world every single day.
Redefine the tea ritual
We’re pioneers who are redefining how tea itself should be enjoyed. There are those who follow the rules and those who write them. We’re a start-up culture that’s changing the way tea works, from its place of origin to its drinker. We’re continuously reinventing the way tea is consumed by changing the game with radically simple approaches.
Teas taste best when they’re fresh. Much like vegetable and fruit, teas do go stale over time. They lose flavor and aroma and become flat. Fresh teas are delicious, full of flavor, and offer a sublime experience. We believe that everything that can keep teas fresh must be done. And that our customers should enjoy teas just the way we do.
Our tea story
The traditional tea route is a long one, beginning in the garden and involving multiple middlemen. It takes between 6-8 months for teas, once produced, to reach the consumer. No one seems to have stopped to ask why. Or attempt a more efficient system.
We chose to ask questions. We did away with the long supply chain, reducing it from five stages to two. We’ve become the single link between producer and a global consumer base. The happy consequence is a better price for a much better tea.
Moisture robs teas of freshness and renders them state rapidly. Our quality norms insist on a maximum moisture level of 4%. A temperature and humidity controlled-facility ensures that this is maintained. The teas themselves go into opaque bags with an aluminium layer that protect them from excess moisture and light.
Heat causes leaves to perspire and renders it tasteless. A hot and humid storeroom or warehouse is the worst place for tea. We set up India’s first tea cold storage, where teas are stored in a temperature-controlled environment, and keeps it fresh.
Oxidised tea leaves will make flat tea with no flavor or briskness or astringency. We vacuum pack our teas through storing and shipping to prevent this.
We go to great lengths to keep our teas fresh so that our customers get nothing less than the freshest teas that will make a delicious cup.
Teabox is an online tea shop that delivers, every single day, the freshest Indian teas from estates in Darjeeling, Assam, and the Nilgiris as well as freshest teas from Nepal to tea lovers everywhere. As a company, we believe tea is so much more than just a staple part of mornings and meals. An exceptional cup of tea, for us, has a more exalted place in the everyday life.
We believe tea is endlessly engaging, brings people together, provides a sense of peace and well-being, and grants of a moment to yourself when you most need it. Great tea touches upon art, defines a sense of culture, marks a ritual, and offers a sense of connoisseurship. But a truly remarkable cup of tea is one which enhances the everyday.
This is the goal we are trying to achieve through our tea store - to bring great tea into the everyday life.
Freshest teas that make a delicious cup
So, what makes our teas great? Well, it’s got a lot to do with freshness. And the reason why freshness matters is because tea is an agricultural product. So, fresher tea tastes better and is healthier. We buy the first pick of every season and take utmost care when it comes to storage and packaging. We work directly with tea growers who know to hand-select tea leaves for their texture, color, scent, and purity. And by sourcing the highest-quality Indian teas directly from the most capable and most interesting growers and estates, Teabox’s online tea shop makes it easy for anyone—from tea experts to complete novices—to experience the freshness, delicate aromas, flavors, and authenticity that fine loose-leaf tea has to offer. We can do this because we’re based in the same foothills and gardens where our teas are grown.
Shopping with Teabox.com
With Teabox, shopping for fresh loose-leaf tea from India is easy because you make an informed purchase and you know exactly where your tea is coming from. Every batch of tea we procure is put up on our online tea store along with its invoice number, date of plucking, specialty and tea grade. And so, every time you sip one of our expert-curated teas, you are in the company of the most authentic tea experience there is.
For someone who loves tea, commitment to good tea comes naturally. We are trying to uphold this commitment every day with Teabox.