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 quality loose leaf tea especially Earl Grey tea freshly scented in small batches, a range of hand blended English Breakfast teas, popular House Blends and single estate teas. We select, taste, blend and hand-pack all teas in house ourselves.
We endeavour to satisfy similar tea drinkers like us who appreciate quality, freshness and like to buy their tea from a small company and appreciate artisan food, drinks & all sorts of lovely things from small producers at farmers’ markets.
We are Produced in Kent and NMTF members, trading at farmers' markets in Kent, Surrey & London.
We often get asked: “How did you get into the tea trading?” It started with us visiting different tea rooms around Europe and drinking lots of tea, but perhaps it all started well before then, as Nigel remembers getting a second prize as a child in a fancy dress competition, dressed as a teapot!
Lenka on the other hand remembers fabulous tea drinking sessions as a teenager in tea rooms in 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!
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!