Family Tea


An outstanding value black tea for everyday drinking. It is grown without pesticides and agrochemicals in the southern Indian state of Kerala and processed by Sahyadri Tea Consortium, a cooperative of 164 family farms who practise polyculture and organic farming methods. Although it doesn’t have the distinguishing features of Assam, Darjeeling or Nilgiri tea, it’s bold, sweet flavour and light maltiness make this a very pleasant and comforting black tea that works well with and without milk.

We have priced this tea at just 2p a gram when bought in 500g pouches to show that good tea sourced from farmers who get paid a fair wage can be affordable to drink every day. At this price it’s almost on a parity with supermarket bagged tea and is undoubtedly one of the biggest bargains we have in our entire selection.

As well as being excellent on its own, Family Tea also makes a great base tea for blends. We use it in our breakfast tea and our Earl Grey.

164 Small Farmers Sahyadri Co-Op, Peermade, Kerala, India

1.5-3 acres (average)

Camellia Sinensis Assamica. Batch ORG-79, FTGFOP1 (180kg). Harvested Summer 2018.

95°C, 3g per 150mls, with or without milk. 2 infusions.

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