Tea Shop was born out of our love for tea, the people who drink it, and our journeys throughout Asia, where tea is part of life. Lesley lived in Kathmandu, Nepal for some time and fell in love with the ceremonies and art associated with brewing a traditional Chai…..and that’s where it all started, in 2003.
Kellie joined Lesley later that year and was taken aback by the timeless cultural and artistic heritage. After weeks of trekking, sharing stories and sipping copious amounts of tea, it became obvious that this was a genuine love and passion for both. 20+ years of practice blending teas and experimenting with flavours and thousands of cuppas later, we felt the time was right to share our unique blends of organic loose leaf tea with the world!
In November 2016, Tea Shop Byron Bay was open for business with three unique blends (Mountain Chai, Robust & Lemon Myrtle Green) hitting the shelves at our first gourmet grocer / providore in Newrybar just up the road from Byron Bay.
Tea Shop is proudly owned and operated by the Marshall Family, who love nothing better than sharing their fascination with all things tea, over a cup of one of their distinctive and original brews.
Our philosophy includes sourcing ingredients from ethical, organic, sustainable and like-minded suppliers who truly care about how we treat people and our environment. All of our delicious teas are blended by hand with love by us in Byron Bay, utilising the finest organic and spray free ingredients.
Tea Shop source the finest selection of hand-picked organic ingredients to give our tea ultimate freshness of flavour and aroma, to make some of the best organic loose leaf tea Australia. We purchase tea leaves that are made the ‘orthodox style’; a production that starts with hand picking the leaves and continues through withering, rolling, oxidation and firing. Orthodox, the most traditional technique is perfected over centuries to provide full character & strength, enough to fulfil and tea lover’s dream.
We use black airtight tins ensuring freshness by protecting your tea from light, air & moisture. Our cubes and eco pouches are made of compostable cardboard with the internal cello bags all being environmentally friendly that can be disposed of in the recycling bin.
We consciously choose not to include tea bags in our product range for reasons of flavour, health and environmental integrity. We roast and blend all certified organic herbs & spices into our unique blends and package all five of tea range by hand. AND, we love it! Shop our range here.