Announcing our new Brewer's Pick guest tea series
By Emilie Holmes
Last year we launched our new Brewer's Pick guest tea series - something we had been talking about for a while.
Here at our Office & Warehouse in South East London we are lucky enough to regularly receive samples of tea - neat little packages sent from producers all over the world, many we’ve never come across before, for us to try. Some are delicious, others, inevitably, are less so, but occasionally we stumble across something really special. Beyond the collective delight of discovering something extraordinary, we rarely have the opportunity to share them beyond our own team. While we pride ourselves on curating a growing collection of teas, not everything we taste and love earns a place in our range. These special teas are unique, innovative and often produced in very small batches. These are therefore not the leaves to fill your everyday cup, but instead something to be enjoyed in a quiet moment. They are for the curious tea-drinkers, those looking to try something new or expand their tea knowledge. A 'guest' series where we can share these exciting discoveries with you therefore feels like the perfect home for them, whether you’re a cafe wanting to share something new with your customers to encourage conversation around your wider tea offering, or a tea enthusiast at home.
Without further ado I'd therefore like to introduce you to the Brewer’s Pick series. Every quarter, kicking off in January 2020, we will select a new tea to showcase, a small batch of which will be made available. However, this is truly limited edition so when it’s gone it’s gone. We tried so many in the lead up to the launch that it was hard to know where to start, but we hope you will love the first one as much as we did, as well as the others that follow.
First up in the line-up was the now sold out Golden Buds - an unusual Chinese black tea made exclusively from the buds of the plant. Since then we've showcased a beautiful and hugely popular Japanese brown rice tea, Genmaicha, a much requested Lapsang Suchong and a delicate and floral Taiwanese Dong Ding Oolong - each very different but equally exciting.