"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 -...
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...
As fine tea merchants we choose to focus on sourcing and selling only pure leaf tea. No blends, no herbals. Here Michelle explains why.
Now we finally have our You Tube Channel we are able to make weekly videos sharing and exploring aspects our life in tea. First up we introduce a little more about how we came to live and work in tea with Michelle [& Bruno!]. Subscribe for regular updates and let us know what you would like to see!
It took a while to get to Feng Qing but as usual in China the travel is always worth it. After an 11hour flight from London to Shanghai and then a connection onto Kunming in Yunnan we met our driver for the next few days who estimated 7 hours South West to Feng Qing, Lincang Prefecture Yunnan. The journey took 11 hours culminating in steep climbs and long declines with the obligatory terrifying overtaking but at 1am we pulled into the town passing under the sign reading ‘China Black Tea Capital’ – always a good sign and certainly rejuvenating at the end of...
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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.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.