Artisan tea April 06 2015

We are very pleased to have the seal of approval from Life Magazine! This article appeared in a recent edition of Life Mag...

Tea has been around for thousands of years but is at the beginning of a resurgence of the kind that the coffee industry has experienced over the last ten years.

Joining the artisan world of single origin coffee, craft beer and bean to bar chocolate is Ritual Tea Company. The Wellington company hand-blends Fairtrade and organic tea from the world’s oldest organic tea plantation in Sri Lanka, the Idulgashinna plantation. Producing 11 different varieties, everything from stock standard earl grey to herbal varieties like Madagascar vanilla and chamomile and lavender.

Founder Katie Smith says Ritual Tea was so named because tea-drinking is a ritual. “When there’s noise and clutter around you, you can find sanctuary in tea,” she says. In today’s busy world, people are looking for a healthy way to unwind and recharge. Taking time out to enjoy a cup of Ritual Tea is the perfect way to do this.

People are very aware of what they are putting into their bodies. The health benefits associated with drinking tea (such as the powerful antioxidants) mean that Ritual Tea is a healthy brew that is also a pleasure to drink.  

The Ritual Tea Company range is available at Moore Wilson’s Fresh, Commonsense Organics and also online at