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||Sandakphu Tea Plantation, Jasbirey Village, Maipokhari, Ilam, East Nepal|
|Tea Maker||Bimala Mukhia|
|Plucking Standard||One bud and one leaf|
|Process||Withered, rolled, oxidised, fired|
|Experience||A flavourful, rich, malty black tea that embodies the characters of strength, and 'aliveness' while delivering a lasting gentle finish.|
|Preparation||200ml water / 2.5g (1 teaspoon) tea / 100°C / 3 minutes / up to 3 infusions|
At the foothills of biodiverse Kanchanjangha, and the world heritage wetland site Maipokhari, Bhushan and Twistina lead a pioneering cooperative aiming to be the first in Nepal to create complete transparency in the tea chain, and set a new standard for Nepalese tea. As a trainer on the Nepal Tea Board, Bhushan provides the technical, financial and agricultural support needed to ensure the cooperative's prosperity. Regular contact between the factory, the farmers and the tea board allows complete visibility on every batch of tea produced. Premium pricing for quality leaf grown here delivers generous incentives for farmers in pay, training, counselling, children's education, and women's empowerment.
Your support makes this vision possibvle, as Bhushan explains, "Sustainability for Sandakphu will only be possible with market acceptance. For us to produce quality teas in a holisitc way, tea drinkers must provide sustained suppoort by accepting and paying for its worth.