Loose leaf black tea, green tea and herbal tea
We searched far and wide for a range of speciality teas made with the same passion, ethical values and craftsmanship that we bring to coffee. In the end, we decided to make our own.
You can enjoy Extract Tea as biodegradable string and tag pyramid teabags, loose leaf teas or individually wrapped envelopes, all created from a wide range of different types of tea.
Tea pickers in the Arya Tea Garden in Darjeeling.
Sourced from the world's finest tea gardens
Extract Tea is ethically sourced from the world's finest tea gardens.
Black tea, green tea, herbal tea and fruit tea is all plucked and processed by hand, then skilfully blended and packed as loose leaf or biodegradable pyramid bags.
Supporting our communities
Just like coffee, tea has the power to bring people together, to be a force for good in our communities.
Every cup of Extract Tea you buy also supports our GroundsUp charity collective, helping community projects here in the UK.
Our projects include barista training with adults recovering from homelessness, breaking the silence of mental health in hospitality, and helping young people fighting the effects of deprivation.
What is black tea?
Black, green, white and oolong tea all come from the plant Camellia Sinensis. The difference between them is how they are processed. Black teas are oxidised to give them their characteristic rich, malty flavours and golden liquor.
Our four black teas are breakfast tea, earl grey, decaf tea and second flush Darjeeling tea. Our Darjeeling is exclusive to Extract Tea, sourced from the Arya Tea Garden, one of the last family-run farms in India.
The Rutsiro Tea Factory in Rwanda is wholly organic, providing stable income and community resources from more than 2000 farmers and their dependents. This tea can be found in our breakfast and earl grey teas.
What is green tea?
Green tea also comes from the plant Camellia Sinensis - just like black tea! Green tea is not oxidised however which is why it retains its light, fresh flavours and colour.
The final flavour of the best green tea depends on how it is processed. Pan-fired green teas have a grassy, lightly toasted flavour. Steamed green teas are sweeter with more vegetal notes.
We have two green teas, a jade tips green tea and an organic jasmine tea, these are both pan-fired. Our organic jasmine is from one of the oldest organic and Fairtrade tea projects in China, the Kao Shui Tea Garden. Our jade tips green tea is from Xinyang, China, the tea leaves are hand-rolled into twists.
What are Herbal Teas and Infusions?
Herbal Teas don't come from Camellia Sinensis or any other member of the tea faily. They are infusions from other plants and roots. Many herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free. Some have been used in herbal medicine for more than 2000 years!
Star of the show is our organic citrus rooibos, blended with lemongrass, marigold petals and citrus oils to create a sweet and fruity caffeine-free tea.
The ginger of our organic ginger and lemongrass is shade-grown under jackfruit trees in India with peppers growing up their trunks – biodiversity at its best!
EXTRACT TEA FAQs
Where can I buy herbal tea or fruit tea?
We sell a range of herbal and fruit teas, including mint, citrus rooibos, chamomile, ginger and lemongrass and berry. You can buy these online to drink at home or as a wholesale customer to serve in your cafe or restaurant.
Do you sell organic tea?
Our talented tea smiths are certified organic through Organic Food Federation, USDA Organic, Soil Association, Organic Trade Board, Demeter Biodynamic, Fairtrade, and Fairwild.
How do I brew a good cup of tea?
Our Fuso string and tag pyramid teabags are made here in the UK and carefully packed to leave space for the leaves to slowly unfurl, resulting in a delicious flavour every time.
Can I get training or take a tea tasting with Extract Tea?
We offer free tea training for all of our wholesale customers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a tea training or professional tea tasting session here at the roastery or, for larger teams, on-site workshops.