Welcome to The Tea Experience where we offer you a selection of Flowering Tea Blooms, Teas and Teaware.
The Flowering Tea Blooms from China are top grade blooms from an award winning producer which ensures that you get the benefit of both good tasting tea and a stunning display too. The flowering tea blooms are skillfully made with silver needle tea leaves and dried flowers. Each one is a minature bouquet which is handsewn and shaped into a ball or mushroom shape. The tea is lovely to drink and also makes a really good present for many occasions.
Tea has been drunk in China for around 5000 years where they have perfected the art of growing and processing good quality teas. The size of China gives it a varied the terrain and climate and this suits different types of teas. We offer some quality teas from various parts of China and we will be gradually expanding our range to include teas from other parts of the world.
Some customers ask us for caffeine and tannin free teas and so we have introduced a small range of Wellness Teas.
Yixing Teapots Our high quality Yixing teapots (pronounced ee-shing) are made from the special Zisha and Zhu Ni clays found only in the area near Lake Tai Hu in China. The pots have been made in the area by crafts people since at least the 14th century and were the first teapots to be brought to the UK. Current teapots are based on these original teapots.
Yixing teapots are sought after by tea lovers, teapot collectors and by those looking for that special gift for a wedding, anniversary or birthday. Some of the pots are in a fantastic shape of an animal or plant, others are carved and have some painted decoration. Many of ,the shapes and carvings are lucky symbols, so ideal as a gift.
Those in the know believe that these teapots make the best cup of tea and we provide you with instructions on how to ‘cure’ your pot and make the perfect cup of tea. The tiny pots are perfect for the Gong Fu tea ceremony and are usually used with Oolong (Wuyi ) tea. There is a good selection of pots from the traditional tiny Gong Fu pots to full size family ones.
You can also find glass teaware and we shall be shortly introducing teapots by Darrell Milnes, a talented designer and ceramist based in South Yorkshire.
For those who prefer to make tea in a mug or who need help converting to loose tea leaves we have lidded tea mugs. There is also a selection of tea bowls, tea strainers, bamboo tea scoops, bamboo tea trays and other tea related items.