ALL ABOUT THE 7 TEAS IN THE PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
ALL ABOUT THE PACKAGING
FINDING NEW PARTNERS
So with great teas, clear purpose and striking packaging we now needed to find new partners. Sincere thanks to a few people - the first - Phil of Caffeine Magazine who very kindly featured our new partnership programme in this legendary magazine. The second are Jimmy & Aga of Sweven Coffee [Check it out at 12 North Street, Bristol BS3 1HT] who also feature in this article and were the first to take on some of the teas from the collective. You can see and read the article below:-
ARTICLE FROM CAFFEINE MAGAZINE
"Here in the UK we consume millions of cups of tea every day both in and out of home. With such a huge market it is fair to say that, approached in the right way, tea is a product that can positively impact the world. The reality is that, on the whole, our relationship with tea is very one sided. We turn to tea for daily nourishment but our obsession with cheap tea has led to a lack of quality & transparency & offered little nourishment for those who grow & process tea or the land it is grown on. It doesn't have to be this way and our life in tea has shown just how ready tea drinkers and tea growers are to have a more in depth relationship - one focused on quality & transparency.
At Comins we have spent the last 10 years travelling the world sourcing tea & the last 6 serving those teas to a growing audience at our Tea Houses. We have offered tea to a few trusted partners beyond our spaces but have held back on expanding this - intent on ensuring this side of our business would have a clear purpose - one that enables tea drinkers in cafes, hotels, restaurants to access information on where their tea is from and how, with every cup they can positively impact the tea world. Tea presented in this way offers an experience, something to look forward to, a true moment of connection"
"With this aim in mind and working together with 7 of our most trusted tea partners from India, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, China & Malawi, all shining lights in their field, we have developed a true partnership tea offering : 7 teas, all produced by purpose driven growers looking to educate beyond their tea gardens, that reward consumers with an excellent profile in the cup. Puer for preservation of the ancient tea forests, Earl grey that supports elephant corridors, Nepalese black & Indian Darjeeling that empower & uplift the communities who grow them, Taiwanese Oolong & Japanese Green from organic pioneers & Malawian White from one of the shining lights in the African tea market. Packaging has been designed by each partner bring tea drinker & tea grower closer than ever & starting a new & the background customers can access on the teas start a real conversation about the true origins and value of the tea we drink. The first to take on tea from this collective is Jimmy Dimitrov - Head of Education at Clifton Coffee Roasters and now branching out together with his wife at Bristol's Sweven Coffee [Check it out from Dec at 12 North Street, Bristol BS3 1HT]" :-
"I have been working in the coffee industry for the past 10 years travelling visiting origins and I am fascinated about great coffee! Myself and my wife decided to take on our brand new venture and soon we are opening Sweven Coffee focusing on buying and brewing world’s most extraordinary coffees to the people of Bristol and beyond. Occasionally, along the way we have met tea professionals & it happens that we share very similar values in terms of product sourcing, preparation and tasting. We started looking for a tea partner that can source amazing teas for us so we can share them with our valuable customers & came across Comins. We loved the people behind the brand and their company values and product and now cannot wait to start our journey together highlighting this project in the best possible way to our customers"
We are also really delighted to announce that the team at the legendary Acorn restaurant in Bath are supporting the project. We were delighted to welcome their team to the Tea House for their training earlier this month so be assured your cup of tea is in excellent hands!
SHARING OUR PASSION
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
We have a number of amazing new partners coming on board - for updates on where you will be able to enjoy Comins Tea With Purpose stay tuned to our dedicated Instagram page. Every partnership matters to us and to our partners - it is important that we work with people who share the same values and are committed to making the best possible cup of tea whilst sharing the story behind it. We are always open to new partnerships so please do get in touch if you would like to work with us or know someone else who would be a great partner.
We will continue to evolve the offering to partners with ideas for a newsletter in the pipeline which will offer updates from each partner to those buying and enjoying the teas in spaces outside of Comins.
In event news we are also delighted to announce a really exciting upcoming tasting at the AMAZING MOTHER in London on the 25th March 'an evening of drinking + hearing stories about some of the best teas from around the globe, paired with delights from MOTHER's kitchen' COME & JOIN US - the team at Mother, what they do, what they stand for, what they create are AMAZING!
Tickets here >> https://bit.ly/39JerkG
In short much to look forward to - thanks always to everyone for your love of tea and your ongoing & unwavering support. We hope you have enjoyed this blog!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US? DO YOU KNOW SOMEWHERE YOU THINK WOULD LOVE TO PARTNER WITH US? GET IN TOUCH!