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.
|Origin||Toshiro Irie's Tea Farm, Yame, Fukuoka, Kyushu Island, Japan|
|Tea Maker||Toshiro Irie|
|Plucking Standard||Young leaves|
|Experience||Bright, fresh, grassy and rounded|
|Preparation||2.5g leaf / 200ml water / 80°C / 1 minute / up to 4 infusions|
Originally a fruit and vegetable farmer - a bout of ill health led Irie-san to discover the health giving qualities of green tea, and set him on a path to produce the healthiest green tea he could from his 2 hectare plot in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan. He is now on a mission to transform the whole of his home town of Kuroki-cho into an organic-only town - a challenging goal given the declining domestic market for green tea. Right now, Irie-san and his team are teaching a small group of young motivated producers how to farm organically.
Too create sustainable change he needs to prove demand, something he can do with your support. "This type of farming will not spread in Japan unless producers in the countryside want to grow without pesticides. It goes without saying that if there are good sales, more farmers will cooperate".