So many people have asked about our much loved logo over the years - a topic we discussed on last weeks Instagram Live. Head over to our latest video on IGTV where we we share the inspiration behind it & introduce you to our great and talented friend Mariko [IG @mariko.aruga.illustration] who created our logo and also illustrated our book with Pavillion Books 'Tales of the Tea Trade'.As an added bonus Mariko shares one of her illustrations with us in the video - so why not make a cup of tea, grab a pen and follow Mariko as she recreates one of...
This is the first episode of ‘Tales of the Tea Trade’ a series of You Tube videos made to accompany our Saturday Instagram Live sessions. These sessions bring insight from our lives as tea merchants but also invite diverse perspectives from many of the many of the partners we work with around the world. . In this first episode we share how our business started & hear from one of our tea partners, Bhawesh about his life in Darjeeling & the impact of COVID-19 on the region.
We have been travelling the world sourcing tea for over 10 years now - a journey that has seen us experience first hand many of the challenges that sit behind producing a quality, sustainable cup of tea. Our Tea Houses & online store are spaces for people to explore the wide range of teas we source and serve and the stories behind them. Here we have the chance to interact with tea drinkers to and share our story and passion for tea face to face. . . Beyond our Tea Houses people can enjoy our tea at home by buying online...
Rob made his first trip to Kenya in 2017 with trusted friends and advisors Sharon & Nick, both totally committed to brining greater transparency and prosperity to the Kenyan Tea Industry [& who you can read more about in our book Tales of the Tea Trade]- This was a trip that raised a number of questions for us that we explored in a series of blogs that you can read below. These provide the background to the importance of a considered approach when bringing Orthodox Kenyan Teas to the Tea House 1. The challenges of sourcing tea in this amazing country...
Buy Fine Tea
At Comins we aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Rob & Michelle have been travelling the world since 2007 meeting and building relationships with dedicated growers to bring you a range of loose leaf teas that offer an excellent balance of quality and value. We also offer a hand-picked selection of teaware including our our exclusive British made range of tea bowls, tins & spoons designed by us & handmade by quality British craftspeople.Shop online
Single Estate Teas
We aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Our range of loose leaf teas offer you an excellent balance of quality and value.
Choose from our selection of British, Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese teaware to compliment your tea choice.
Tea Gift Sets
Our beautiful tea gift sets include everything you need, and are perfect for that special present or just as a treat for yourself.