HOLIDAY GIFT: Newby Teas
Newby Tea is a British brand that puts fine tea in bags, just right for tea lovers who don’t like to deal with loose tea.
Newby is one of the newer tea companies, founded in London at the turn of the millennium with a clear mission: to revive the world’s love for quality tea.
Newby’s fine teas and tisanes can be found globally in five-star hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end stores and heritage venues.
With more than 140 awards to date, including the Global Tea Championship, Newby Teas is world’s most highly-awarded luxury tea company (wow!).
The company is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, a global, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives and environment of tea workers throughout the world.
Newby also shares the ETP’s aims of making tea production better, fairer and more environmentally sustainable.
Newby’s regular tea bags have been certified as being biodegradable, made from wood pulp and abaca. The silken pyramid bags are made from biodegradable cornstarch.
The tea leaves used are among the finest available. Only first and second flush leaves, those picked in prime season from March to July go into Newby products.
Newby chooses only the leaves from the season’s best harvests. Highly skilled tea tasters test thousands of cups before selecting the leaves for blends.
The leaves are then shipped directly to Newby’s state-of-the-art preservation, storage, blending and packing facility in India.
The facility is strategically located in the heart of the fine tea-growing regions of the world, thus reducing transit time to preserve quality.
It is the only facility of its kind in the world for tea, and receives the highest accreditation in safety and quality by BRC Global Standards and HACCP, year after year.
The close location minimizes the exposure of the leaves to negative influences. Mechanisms that control temperature and humidity levels guarantee that each blend is painstakingly protected from environmental contaminants.
It’s all about the craft of fine tea, from field to cup.
You can treat yourself to boxes of Newby Teas (photo #2), and give beautiful gift boxes (photo #1) to tea-loving friends.
There are also handsome metal tea caddies filled with loose leaf tea in black, green and tisane blends.
In addition to black tea, green tea and fruit and herbal tisanes, there are:
Head to NewbyTeas.us.