Postcards Teas travel extensively in Asia, working with small-scale producers to find the finest teas which you can buy from 9 Dering Street, a former 18th century grocers shop.
The lovely calm space has tea simply displayed and beautifully packaged in brushed metal canisters; each with a unique postcard and postmark with the name and location of the maker.
Friendly, expert advice was offered to help me choose my tea. I decide on a Jasmine Che, grown by Ms Nguyen Thi Thuy and Mr. Hsieh’s Yimu Oolong. There are foil-packed refills and special ‘postcard’ tea packs that you can write a message on and send tea to anyone in the world. I sent some Beijing Breakfast to my mother in North Wales, which she very much appreciated.
Their website is a great place to find out about the different types of tea; there are descriptions of each with pictures of the makers and the tea trees, and even video of the processing of freshly picked leaves.
Postcard Teas is a really special place. The passion for what they do is evident in the elegant design, the ethos of crediting the producers and the warm welcome. Knowing where the tea is produced and the people who make my cup of tea enriches the experience of putting the kettle on; and you can be sure that the tea from Postcard, having been so lovingly sourced, will be exceptional.
9 Dering Street
New Bond Street
Monday to Saturday: 10-30 to 6-30
0207 629 3654
Postcard teas online:
If you can’t make it to the London shop, you can buy tea online.
The service is exceptional; I ordered a pack of Mulberry tea, the p&p was just £1 and my tea arrived promptly with a personal hand-written card.
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