When you consider what is the best, most luxurious, loose leaf tea from possibly (we hope you agree) the best loose leaf tea company in the UK and probably the world - it does rather depend on what your tastes are and what your budget is.
High-end black tea
We hope you will buy tea like wine, and define your own level of luxury. If your jumping-off point is big brand, teabag "builder's tea"; or if you just really like the taste of very strong tea to stand up to a creamy splash of milk- our Speedy Breakfast is the most luxurious version of your favourite tea. This is a loose leaf English Breakfast that has all the comfort and strength you could ever need - but with a deeper and more delicious flavour than you ever imagined possible.
If you are looking for a really premium English Breakfast tea that is incredibly complex and elegant - a blend of some of the world's most exclusive teas - and that can be enjoyed with or without milk - Our Rare English Breakfast is the best loose leaf English Breakfast for you. And if you can't make up your mind, try a range of blends with our English Breakfast Gift Set.
For Earl Grey lovers – our Rare Earl Grey is the luxury tea version. The best loose leaf tea, of course, deliciously blended with real bergamot oil (citrus bergamot from Calabria) instead of artificial flavourings. The Financial Times named it the best Earl Grey in the world.
Luxurious green tea
Some of the finest loose leaf green teas can be found in Japan. From our deliciously silky Sofu Blue Wind Sencha made from a rare and unique cultivar to our Japanese Gyokuro which is the highest grade of Japanese green tea grown on a fully organic farm. Japan is also the home of Matcha and we source top-grade organic matcha made from precious Tencha - Japanese Ceremonial Matcha.
Luxury herbal tea
If you like Lemon and Ginger, how about switching from a single-use teabag (with flavourings) for some real Himalayan ginger and pure Sri Lankan lemongrass - loose leaf and another world of deliciousness.
If peppermint tea is your thing we can blow everything else you've tried right out of the water with our beautifully elegant Portuguese Peppermint.
Exclusive white tea
White tea is the least processed of all the teas, rich in antioxidants with all the associated health benefits. We have been fortunate enough to work with some of the rarest and most exclusive tea gardens crafting white teas for over 20 years. From our Silver Tip Jasmine tea, scented with fresh jasmine flowers, to our unique and rare Malawi Antlers, there is a huge variety of incredible flavours in white loose leaf teas.
Loose leaf tea collections make great gifts
Instead of a selection of ordinary teabags - and there really is nothing luxurious about an industrially manufactured, single-use bag - why not make a special occasion with a gift of loose leaf tea or a luxury tea gift box? From our online teashop, we send tea for delivery all over the world from South Africa to Sri Lanka and all across Europe and The United States. We have a collection of tea gift sets including teaware or subscriptions for a monthly tea-tasting experience. We offer caffeine free herbal infusions as well as wellbeing blends alongside the more traditional British teas like Earl Grey and English Breakfast. If you don't know where to start, you can visit our bestsellers tea collection or give someone the gift of choice with our gift cards.
Is luxury tea worth it?
Good loose leaf tea not only tastes amazing, but it only costs a few pennies a cup. Our most exclusive teas won't cost much more than a pound a cup but we have a range of options to suit a range of budgets. When you consider the cost of fine wine or champagne, it really does seem very affordable. Tea lovers also have the added advantage of enhancing rather than damaging their health whilst reducing single-use-waste tea bags.
What is the most luxurious tea?
The most luxurious teas are so rare that only a few precious kilos exist. These beautiful loose leaf teas are so precious because they are only available in tiny quantities for small amounts of time each year. Try our Extremely Rare Chinese Emperor's Golden Eyebrow, Rare Spanish Almond Blossom or Malawi Antlers.
What tea is considered posh?
What's really important to us is that you never think of our truly delicious loose leaves as posh tea or fancy tea. Rare tea is accessible to everyone from builders to duchesses. Even luxury teas can cost just a few pence a cup, and you are free to choose how you define it, just as you do when you buy wine or cheese. Is it fancy loose leaf tea, or is it good for you, delicious and sustainable on every level?