Comins Tea is a small family business based in Dorset specialising in fine single estate teas. Michelle and Rob have a vision and a sourcing ethic that is very closely aligned with our own, so it feels like a natural extension of what we do to offer a selection of their delicious teas. We are incredibly proud and honoured to be the first coffee roaster to partner with Comins Tea and to offer their "Tea With Purpose" - a selection of seven teas from their most trusted partners. If you want to know more about Comins Tea then please visit their website where you will find a wealth of tea knowledge and stories in which to immerse yourself. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this carefully curated selection of truly special, and utterly delicious teas.
|Tea||Baked in Jin Xuan|
|Origin||Nantou County, Taiwan|
|Cultivar||Jin Xuan TRES No 12|
|Tea Farmer||Tsai Brothers|
|Tea Baker||Yu Wen - Medium oxidised, three step, multi-stage oven baking|
|Plucking Standard||Four or five leaves|
|Experience||Nutty, strong and deliciously woody|
|Preparation||Teapot / 400ml water / 5g leaf / 90°C / 2 minutes / up to 6 infusions|
Tea production in Taiwan is highly collaborative with the numerous steps involved contracted out to a number of small businesses. This oolong is the result of a collaboration between two young brothers - the Tsai brothers - with an ambition to gain organic certification for their family tea garden - and a facility and Master Baker Yu Wen (where the oolong is baked) with a visionary plan to move to carbon neutral / negative in the next two years
In this highly networked tea system, their work, supported by your purchase and the guarantee of regular orders and a fair price, has the potantial to inspire others to take the same path. In a business that needs to attract and retain more young people, the hope is that this pioneering approach will demonstrate first hand how exciting a positive and sustainable future in Taiwanese tea can be.