Tea blends call for both art and science, the coming together of flavors and combinations that surprise and please. Breakthrough tea combinations are almost always a result of hours of labour and careful refining and the best custom tea blends must produce teas with pronounced personalities. And there’s always the surprise element when the teas themselves mix to produce something unexpected. Maybe in texture or flavour, brought on by the topography of the estate or the vagaries of the season. Maybe a casual consumer will not always perceive these changes but a seasoned tea drinker will likely appreciate the roller‐coaster ride in every last sip.
Tea itself is easily influenced by the flavours and aromas it encounters and that’s partly why there are so very many blends out on market today. Not only can you blend different varieties of tea, but you can also pack the tea with herbs and spices that add immeasurably to the flavour of the final brew. Of course, it takes some time and patience to run down the clock and let the transfer of aromas happen but the end result can be truly remarkable.
With blending tea, what you add is critical ‐ whether or not the tea is oxidized, where it’s from, the season of harvest. And then, the addition of spices, herbs, dried fruits, and flowers can lead to several possible combinations. Do look for blends that use natural products in place of artificial flavorings.
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.
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