A tea trip around India without leaving the couch!
India and tea go hand in hand. This area of the globe grows some of the finest and tastiest teas known to the world. Find all your favourite Indian tea, including Darjeeling from West Bengal and Assam from Northeastern India. We also stock Ayurveda blends based on ancient Indian texts and seven different kinds of stovetop chai! Explore India’s rich and diverse range of teas below.
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The Tea Centre’s range of tea from India
The Tea Centre is proud to supply tea from single-origin tea gardens in India, who are the world’s second-largest producers of tea after China.. The ‘state drink’ of India, tea long history trails back to ancient Indian Ayurvedic practices. Enjoy a taste of history in every sip by exploring out range of Indian tea above!
Our premium quality Indian tea has been sourced from the Assam region of India and the foothills of the Himalayas. Indian tea is great for lovers of black tea whether it's mild, medium, or strong in strength. So it is well worth adding tea from this part of the globe into your collection at home.
Consider pouring a cup of Indian tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Making a mug of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Spend time together with those you love with a mug of tea in hand and make them feel welcome.
History of tea in India
Tea in India could trace its origins back to Ayurveda practices, which is concerned with finding holistic forms of medicine. This is why India has such a long-standing tradition with blending unique herbal teas that warm the body and aid with all sorts of ailments. One of the world’s most popular fusion teas—chai—was originally a herbal tisane before the British East India company introduced Assam tea leaves to this blend in the 1930s. You can read more about the history of chai here.
As the history of chai suggests, British colonialism had a marked impact on the growth of the Indian tea market. While Assam tea is indigenous to India and has been cultivated since ancient times, British interests were what ultimately led to the mass commercialisation of Indian tea, specifically Assam and Darjeeling tea leaves. While India is now an independent country, this history contributes to why tea is such a major export for the Indian economy.
Buy Indian tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our Indian teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of malt, nuttiness, and hints of floral notes apparent in different teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
Making a pot or a cup of Indian tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.