Exmoor Tea Co.
Exmoor Tea has a range of six sustainable, ethical, utterly delicious teas, each carefully calibrated to see us through tough times.
When so much of life can feel out of our control, we’ve all discovered the importance of comforting rituals such as making the perfect cup of tea. It’s a small simple pleasure but one that’s vital for our wellbeing. Each tea has been expertly blended and packaged in West Somerset. The biodegradable pyramids are sold in eye-catching cubes designed to reflect the shifting colours of the Exmoor landscape.
When Rachel and Kenny McDonald couldn’t find a range of teas that were as ethical and environmental as they were delicious, they decided to create their own. Each of Exmoor Tea’s sustainable brews is carefully calibrated to support us through our day. Too much choice is proven to be stressful so the range has been kept deliberately small – just six supreme blends.
Each tea has been expertly blended and packaged in West Somerset. The biodegradable pyramids are sold in eye-catching cubes designed to reflect the shifting colours of the Exmoor landscape. Rachel has been fascinated by taste combinations and tea since her childhood in Pakistan. Whilst living in Exmoor she’s grown her own herbs for tisanes and foraged for healing herbs in the combes and moors of West Somerset. Working as the executive chef for the family’s award-winning pub fine-tuned her taste combining credentials and now she turns her talent to tea, tweaking classical tea blends with some surprising additions.
For example Breezy Breakfast twists the classic English breakfast tea with ethically produced rare Rwandan leaves. Moorish Mint includes fennel and cocoa shells for a subtle hint of chocolate. Chillin Chamomile totally transforms the dry grass taste of chamomile with zesty lemongrass and sweet syrupy South African honeybush. Prefer your tea without the caffeine kick? Devious Decaf is a drink-all-day without the buzz game-changer – a decaf tea that keeps all the taste without any of the chemical nasties.
Exmoor Tea is totally committed to ethical and environmentally responsible production right through from the growers it works with to its recyclable packaging and its fully compostable and plastic-free tea pyramids (made from cornstarch). In addition 5p from every retail pack goes to CareMoor, an initiative to support the Exmoor National Park where Rachel and her family live.