ABOUT IN PURSUIT OF TEA
For U.S. consumers buying good tea is difficult, and great teas are still a rarity. Sebastian Beckwith and friends built In Pursuit of Tea to explore remote areas and supply the
finest teas available, some of which seldom leave the country in which
they are grown. The art of growing tea has developed over centuries,
and as with great wines it has been handed down through generations and
varies according to region. Each year, we and our suppliers spend time
in each of the finest tea-growing regions in order to understand that
year's tea characteristics and to bring you the best.
Our loose-leaf teas are crafted with great
care, most of them by hand. We buy full leaf and organically grown teas
when possible, often purchased from small farms or collectives. As an
environmentally conscious business we support and donate to
organizations that promote sustainable and organic agriculture.
ABOUT OUR TEAS
Our focus is finding loose-leaf teas that are to
be enjoyed for their natural flavors and aromas. We find these great
teas and secure them before they are blended with inferior-quality
lots. The tea farmers who supply us draw from centuries of tradition to
offer you a unique experience. Each tea contains, within its leaves,
the promise of a new journey, full of wonder and peace.
may have noticed the simple packaging we use for our tea. These
reusable, resealable plastic bags prevent all light from entering.
Though they may not be as attractive as many of the canisters or boxes
in which tea is sold, our bags are optimal for short-term (generally
2-4 months) storage. Used properly, they will provide protection from
odors, oxidation, and moisture. Few fancy tin containers or decorative
boxes, by themselves, can provide an airtight seal. Usually they won't
even protect teas for more than one month. Once you have emptied our
resealable bag, please consider washing it out and using it for storage
of other dry goods or food items. We encourage the use of airtight
porcelain containers for long-term (3-plus months) tea storage. The containers we offer
have odorless silicone seals, unlike many of the cheaper alternatives
available. The container should be a size appropriate to the amount of
tea to be stored. Do not use a huge container for an ounce or two of a
particular tea. Finally, there is no substitute for buying fresh teas
in reasonable amounts from a reputable tea merchant.