Growing up in Assam and spending childhood in a home which had a tea store on the ground level. That was how early this story goes. The excitement of seeing massive new chests of tea being opened, standing close to smell the scents of fresh tea. The chests and sacks came from Upper Assam to the mountains of Darjeeling. It was indeed here that the seeds of Absolute Tea were sown.
Over the years, the chests gave way to paper sacks and the regions expanded to include Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim. The tea went from being the classic trio of Chai, Orthodox and Green to include something more exotic like White Tea, Yellow Tea, Oolong Tea and Flavoured Blends.
The love for tea remains, I am as excited to review samples and new packages of tea, as I used to be as a child. Over every season we visit farms, estates and factories, to understand the nuances of tea manufacturing process. At our office we get samples, we brew them taking multiple sips, over multiple brews to bring the freshest & best tea from the Eastern Region of India to your cups.
The mission at Absolute Tea is to bring the:
- Fresh from Estate – Sometimes days old, packed to preserve the freshness;
- Value for Money - Fine Indian Tea at genuine prices.
- Exclusive Curation – Bespoke Single Estate Tea in small batches;
To help us with this we have an amazing team of advisors which, include buyers, tasters, and brokers from the industry carrying a wealth of experience helping us deliver superb cups of tea to you, at a great value point.
Going ahead, all single estate tea would have their period of produce clearly mentioned, we would go on to chronicle the tea gardens we feature prominently in our collection in blog posts.