Whenever we are at the supermarket, we tend to pick out labels and brands that we are most familiar with. Although nowadays in most supermarkets, the range of products is mind boggling, we still find it easier to stick to the known and find it difficult to try something new. For instance, the brand of tea that you sip on every morning must be one of the more popular ones that is advertised regularly on TV or the newspapers. That is the case in most households but with the rise of tea brands that sell quality tea, you owe it to your tea-loving self to get out there and take a risk every now and then. Here are some brands that you can try –
The first thing that you will notice about this brand is the colourful packaging. Dweller was started by Eli Yambem, originally from Imphal. The brand offer eight varieties namely Classic Red Tea, Gentle Green Tea, Fresh Lemongrass Tea, Fruity Roselle Tea, Strong Assam Tea, Tenga Green Tea, Hei-mang Red Tea and Lemongrass Ginger.
Eli shares, ‘Each Dweller Tea exists because we like to sip it ourselves and we want to share this simple joy with our loved ones. All our teas (including fruit and herbal infusions) are sourced locally within Northeast India, and we work with men and women at the grassroots level.’ She also claims that tea-lovers will never find tea dust in Dweller tea bags so you can expect that much more aroma and taste.
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If you are the kind who tends to lose interest fast and you feel that variety is the spice of life then you have to check out the teas by Teabox. Founded in 2012, Teabox is an Indian tea brand that sells tea and tea-based products sourced from Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiris, and Nepal. And, if that is reason enough for you to try their teas, maybe this will get your attention. The company has been awarded numerous times. Prominent among them being, India Emerging Top 20 Company by Mayor of London (2016), Internet Retailer of the year: Food & Drink (2015) and more.
You can buy the teas online through their website and be prepared to feel overwhelmed as they have a huge variety. For someone who loves tasting different types of teas, they have amazing collection sets offering a taste of teas and blends from different tea estates, which is also a great gifting option.
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If you are looking for organic tea then it doesn’t get better than Hathikuli. The most interesting thing about this brand is that the Hathikuli tea estate is actually situated on the periphery of the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. The word Hathikuli is derived from the Assamese words ‘hathi’ meaning elephant and ‘kuli’ which means frequent. The name of the tea estate translates to a place that is frequently visited by elephants.
Hathikuli Organic offers organic green tea, orthodox tea, and CTC tea. They have outlets across Assam where you can buy and browse their products.
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