My first taste of tea came at a very young age and must have been from an unattended cup belonging to one of my parents. I would love to say that this first experience started me on my tea journey, but it didn’t. More experiences followed in my early twenties from politely accepted cups offered by a variety of equally polite hosts. Sadly, the conclusion was the same. I didn’t like tea. In fact I would go as far as to say I disliked it. To me it was bitter and not at all pleasant. Even meeting my tea enthusiast...
We stood outside the Cochrane Place Hotel taking in the openness created by the huge drop behind the small concrete wall. The journey up to Kurseong in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India had been special to say the least. We had climbed over 4000ft since leaving Siliguri in a cramped 4x4. Putting the amazing views and scenery aside we were still marvelling at the man who had ridden the whole way standing on the back bumper. From all the other vehicles similar to ours it seemed you just couldn’t travel this route without such a passenger! Once we...
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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.