Bergamia Tea is a small, independent loose leaf tea company run by Nigel & Lenka, a tea loving couple based in south east England in Kent.
We specialise in high quality loose leaf tea. Our Earl Grey tea is freshly scented in small batches.
We offer a range of hand blended Breakfast teas, popular House Blends and single estate teas. We taste, select, blend and hand pack all of our tea in-house ourselves.
We endeavour to cater to fellow tea drinkers like us who appreciate quality and freshness, and like to buy their tea from a small company and appreciate artisan food, drinks and all sorts of lovely things from small producers at farmers’ markets.
We often get asked: “How did you get into selling tea?” It started with us visiting cosy tea rooms around Europe and drinking lots of different tea and bringing it back in our suitcases. But perhaps it all started well before then: Nigel remembers getting second prize as a child in a fancy dress competition, dressed as a teapot!
Lenka remembers fabulous tea drinking sessions as a teenager in the tea rooms of Bohemia (Czech Republic), and having her first cup of Earl Grey tea, made deliciously by her friend’s mum, and never forgetting its beautiful golden colour and the unforgettable smell and taste!
OUR TEA TENETS
We love quality food, drink, markets and we appreciate our customers who share the same appreciation of quality loose leaf tea and also like supporting small independent businesses! We prefer to buy local food at markets, from farms, local producers and fellow traders. We take pride in selling tea not only online but also at farmers’ markets.
We enjoy getting to know our customers through meeting them at markets. Our eco-conscious customers bring our re-closable pouches (or their own packaging e.g. tin) back for their tea re-fills so they limit their packaging waste.
We like the fact that loose leaf tea is perfect for composting or can be recycled through the council food waste collection scheme, and that’s what we do ourselves and recommend this to our customers too.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT US
We specialise in and only stock and sell loose leaf tea!
All of our tea is selected, tasted, blended and hand-packed by us in house.
You can purchase our tea online and at farmers’ markets, where you can see and smell the tea before you buy.
We like to recycle and re-use packaging wherever possible. At most of our market stalls you can bring back our packaging and re-use it when you buy more tea and save a little bit of money. Alternatively you can go packaging-free by bringing your own tea tin, or any container.
We stock rattan cane teapot handles so you can rescue your old or favourite teapot by replacing your broken handle and start making more tea again.
We drink the teas we sell!