FEATURED TEA SHOP: Tea2you

Tea2you logo

                                  Photo credit: Tea2you Facebook

– Owner/manager: Ratan Mondal.
– Shop location: Based at Borough Market and online.
– Social media: Facebook and Twitter.

I used to live in the London Bridge area and discovered Tea2you one day while walking through Borough Market. When you are at the market just look for the stall decorated with tea chests and bunting!

What’s great about Tea2you:

  • Ratan is a great guy who provides friendly service, as well as plenty of information about how to make the tea.
  • Ratan and his staff provide free tastings of tea.
  • Tea2you has extremely fresh Darjeeling teas that has been purchased from tea gardens and shipped directly to London. There are no middle people in the process.
  • Very good value for money (especially on Darjeeling teas!).
  • Free delivery on online orders over £13.

Things to think about:

  • If you’re looking for a tea shop with a massive selection, you will not find that at Tea2you. Ratan does carry a few other teas that are not Darjeelings, but Tea2you does not carry 50 to 150 teas that many online vendor sell. Not having a huge selection of tea, however, is possibly its greatest strength, because Ratan is specialised in providing top-quality Darjeeling teas.
  • Smaller sample packs are not available for purchase. However, if you are at Borough Market, you can try the teas for free at Tea2you.

My conclusions:
Even if you are like me and find Borough Market unbearably chaotic and overpriced and overhyped, I definitely recommend that you make a trip to Tea2you. The tea is wonderfully fresh and great value.

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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