TEA REVIEWS: Tea People has new packaging and a new English Breakfast blend


Website: Tea People
Twitter: @TeaPeopleLtd
Facebook: Tea People
Company location: Reading, UK

Neeraj and Vishaka Agarwal set up the Tea People as a social enterprise that sends at least 50% of its to two schools in the Darjeeling region. You can read more about their commitment to the region here.

Recently the Tea People redesigned their packaging (see photo above) and created a new English Breakfast blend. It includes some Darjeeling tea, which seems appropriate!

Lover’s Leap Ceylon

IMG_8386This Lover’s Leap cups out a light brown liquor that has a floral aroma and vegetal, orange blossom and floral flavours. While you can infuse this tea hard and add a small splash of milk, it is best drunk without milk, so its delicate flavours are not masked.

  • Infuse with 95 to 100C water for 3 to 5 minutes

Retail price: Sample for £2 / 100 gram loose leaf pouch for £5.95 / 150 gram loose leaf caddy for £9.95

English Breakfast

Comprised of Assam, Ceylon and Darjeeling teas, this English Breakfast blend cups out an aromatic liquor that  is bright and full of floral notes. The Ceylon and Darjeeling teas really stand out. It is a medium-bodied tea that could serve as an afternoon pick-me-up, as well as a morning brew to remove the cobwebs.

  • Infuse with 95 to 100C water for 3 to 5 minutes. Drink with or without milk

Retail price: Sample for £2 / 100 gram loose leaf pouch for £5.95 / 150 gram loose leaf caddy for £9.95

Final thoughts

I really like the thought and effort that Tea People put into their new packaging. The packaging has images of the students they support and clearly displays that Tea People is a social enterprise. You can read more about the development of their packaging on the Tea People’s blog.

The teas I reviewed here do not represent the vast selection of teas that Tea People sell. Originally from Darjeeling, Neeraj and Vishaka know their Darjeeling teas and sell some great ones. But they also sell green, white, oolong and flavoured teas. Check out their online shop for some wonderful teas, and feel good knowing that profits are supporting good causes in Darjeeling.


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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