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In their own words | Stories from our partners | Murali Subramanian

In their own words | Stories from our partners | Murali Subramanian

The mainstay of tea in China, small-holders are now on the rise in black tea country of  India, Kenya, Malawi & Sri Lanka.  In the latest of our series 'In their own words | Stories from our partners' we meet Murali Subramanian producing flavourful Nilgiri green and black teas from his 5 acre tea garden in the Nilgiri Mountains of Southern India. Two new teas you can now enjoy at Comins. This in depth journey into Murali's world once again shows the dedication required to bring great tea to your cup.   "My name is Murali Subramanian and I manage our family tea garden near Ooty [Udhagamandalam]...

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In their own words | Stories from our partners | Anshuman Prakash

In their own words | Stories from our partners | Anshuman Prakash

When you make a cup of tea you may not think too much of where it comes from - the tea industry certainly has a part to play in stimulating this conversation and a long way to go in terms of transparency.  At Comins we believe that it is important to connect you with the people and places that grow the tea you enjoy with us.  Why?  Firstly because our partners have fascinating stories to tell but also because the insights they offer from their daily lives in tea explain why it is more important than ever to know where our...

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A focus on soil | Stories from our partners | Nibir Bordoloi, Khongea Tea Garden

A focus on soil | Stories from our partners | Nibir Bordoloi, Khongea Tea Garden

When we think of the journey from leaf to cup there is always one word that springs to mind : dedication.  There are many complexities involved in nurturing tea to the final liquor in your cup and to ensuring that you continue every day, week, month, year to have access to the teas you love and enjoy.   On a daily basis we are reminded of the fragility of our planet and conversations in our tea house often turn to the delicate ecosystem that surrounds tea production.  Central to these conversations recently is the topic of soil - something we have touched upon...

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In their own words | Stories from our partners | Bhushan Chandra

In their own words | Stories from our partners | Bhushan Chandra

"The more I think about our story in tea the more obvious it is that it is not our story  it is the collective story of all the people we have met, who have helped us and all the different people that exist in the ecosystem of tea from the growers to the auction houses to those who help us import our fine teas.' Michelle Comins Over the coming months we aim to give you a unique insight into the lives of the people we work with.  Both those who work directly with tea and those who work 'around' the world of tea -...

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In their own words | Stories from our partners | Rachel Dormor

In their own words | Stories from our partners | Rachel Dormor

In the second in our series 'In their own words | Stories from our partners' we visit the studio of British Potter Rachel Dormor.  We have always believed that the 'experience' of enjoying fine tea is as important as the tea itself and when we started our company we wanted to create our own British made tea bowls for people to enjoy our fine teas from.  We have worked with Rachel ever since and use these beautiful tea bowls in our tea houses every day as well as sending them all over the UK and the world to our customers.  People often...

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At Comins we aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Rob & Michelle travel the world 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 tea bowls, tins and spoons designed by us and handmade by quality British craftspeople. Our range of tea gift sets and vouchers are perfect for that special present or just as a treat for yourself.

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