Tea: it’s the second most-consumed beverage in the world, after water.
There are thousands of different teas out there: black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong, herbal, puerh, purple tea and many many more. Tea is influenced by the terroir in which it is grown, how it is processed and how it’s served.
There are an almost infinite number of ways to prepare a cup of tea: blended, single origin, light, strong, spiced, herbal, decaf, sweet, milky or neat – just to name a few!
Your favourite tea might change from morning to evening, according to your mood, or from one day to the next. That’s one of the great things about tea. There’s a perfect option for every occasion – and you don’t have to limit yourself to just one style or category
The cup of tea that is exactly what you want at that moment: that’s what we call a Proper Cuppa.
As a certified tea sommelier and certifiable tea nerd, I’ve met a lot of inquisitive, open minded tea experts, and a few tea snobs. One of our commitments at Proper Cuppa is to take our tea seriously, not ourselves. We believe that learning more about tea should be fun and inspiring, not intimidating or snobbish. We encourage curiosity and exploration.
Want to learn more about tea origins, history, preparation and more? Sign up for the Introduction to Tea online course.
Ready to dig in and start playing with blending your own cup of tea? Our Original Tea Blending Kit includes everything you need to start blending at home: a selection of teas and botanicals, step-by-step instructions and a variety of blending recipes to get you started. This kit is a great way to start learning more about individual teas, how they interact, and the combinations you might find in some of your current favourites, such as English or Irish Breakfast tea, Earl Grey and more.
What’s your Proper Cuppa (as of today, this moment)? Share how you like to take your tea – or the blends you create: find us on Instagram!