Happy National Tea Day to our WE readers! Sometimes it can get just a little bit lonely during the cold and gloomy winter season and one of the best remedies is a cup of tea. In addition to the soothing taste, tea has many health benefits including boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation. Additionally, it is also a great substitute for coffee as it can help you stay awake and focused throughout the day less dependent on caffeine. A nice warm cup of tea can also help you fall asleep with its calming effects. For those who are overwhelmed by the alarming number of tea brands out there, here are some of the top 12 brands we recommend.
Tea Freak focuses on providing mindfulness and high-quality tea with each steamy cup. Each tea is curated in house and sourced from around the world from the best tea growers and importers. Some of their signature teas include the Cayman Sunset, which includes Japanese Sencha, and the ginger containing Well Me Tea.
Smith’s Teamaker is popular for its carefully sourced tea leaves and beautiful packaging. It is the perfect set to gift someone on any occasion but especially National Tea Day! Each tea is crafted with care and discipline which is reflected in both the aroma and taste. The brand’s signature collection includes Lord Bergamot, an Early Grey Black Tea, and British Brunch, a classic English Breakfast Black Tea.
This brand uses the traditional steam-distillation technique to craft high-quality at-home products including essential oils and tea. They focus on sourcing non-endangered fresh leaves from the West Coast of California and use the Field Lab to test them. Popular products include the Douglas Fir and Rosehips Botanical Tea and the Yerba Santa Botanical Tea.
Buddha Teas strive to create teas made of organic herbs and leaves that are natural and free of chemical and added preservatives. Each of their products has its own health benefits so check out their website to see which one will benefit you the most. Some of their top-sellers include the Burdock Root Tea and the Chaga Tea.
At Teapigs, it’s all about the flavour. Many other companies make the mistake of handling their products too frequently, making them lose the majority of their natural essence. Teapigs’ products are all cautiously handled and packaged with care to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Numi is one of those tea brands where one purchase can have a big impact. The founder made it their mission to introduce foreign tea ingredients while advancing human rights and sustainable causes around the world. Products range from classic tea bags to beautiful flowering ones.
Harney and Sons have only the simplest promise: to provide customers with the highest quality tea and they have kept this promise for nearly four decades as a family-owned business. Their products include a variety of classic to exotic teas sourced from the best tea regions around the world. Bestsellers include Peppermint Herbal and Chamomile.
From college students to owners of one of the biggest tea companies in the world, the founders of Tiesta Tea focus on providing healthy and great-tasting beverages. With the help of experienced herbalists, Tiesta provides a drink that is approachable and easy to understand. Top sellers include the Blueberry Wild Child, Fireberry and Fruity Pebbles.
Palais des Thés takes pride in developing personal relationships with their producers and making sure each batch is sourced with only the best from all around the world. The team works tirelessly to learn the best techniques to collect only the best ingredients and help maintain the finest tea plantation.
For over 150 years, Kusmi Tea has been providing an exceptional tea experience with organic and natural teas and infusions. Everyday, the company works hard to reinvent their tea house to make the experience even better. Some of their best sellers include Organic Green Jasmine and Tropical White.
Since 1886, this family-owned tea business has provided carefully crafted teas and coffee. With decades of experience, tea experts skillfully blend a variety of fruits and herbs to create a flavourful infusion. Their specialty teas include the extensive selection of British Classic teas.