Premium teas to please the palate.

Our premium tea collection is full of high-quality, high-grade, specialist, and rare loose leaves! We stock popular rare teas like Yunnan Finest, a selection of Pu-erhs, Darjeelings, and more. The higher price points reflect our premium tea’s richness and rarity. Whether you’re purchasing for yourself or a special someone, we have premium teas to suit every taste.

Darjeeling Tea

GOOMTEE DARJEELING PREMIUM TEA TIN

$35.00

Premium Teas

SHIMIZU SENCHA PREMIUM TEA TIN

$50.00

Assam Tea

JOONKTOLLEE ASSAM PREMIUM TEA TIN

$30.00

Oolong Teas

DUNG TI OOLONG PREMIUM TEA TIN

$45.00

Chinese Green Teas

JASMINE CHUNG FENG PREMIUM TEA TIN

$40.00
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Chinese Black Teas

YUNNAN FINEST PREMIUM TEA TIN

$30.00

Black Teas

GOOMTEE DARJEELING TEA

From $14.50
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Black Teas

MAKAIBARI DARJEELING TEA

From $10.50
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SHIMIZU SENCHA TEA

From $16.50

Green Teas

MATCHA TEA POWDER

$20.00

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GYOKURO TEA

From $27.50
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LUNG CHING GRADE 1 TEA

From $17.00
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Black Teas

KEEMUN FINEST TEA

From $12.50
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BUDDHA’S TEARS TEA

From $21.50
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Assam Tea

HAJUA ASSAM TEA

From $10.00
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JASMINE CHUNG FENG TEA

From $17.00
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Assam Tea

JOONKTOLLEE ASSAM TEA

From $12.00
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ORGANIC PAI MU TAN TEA

From $17.00
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SILVER NEEDLES YIN ZHEN TEA

From $21.00
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Black Teas

YUNNAN FINEST TEA

From $14.50

Free shipping is available for all orders over $70. Alternatively, pop into one of The Tea Centre's 9 tea shops located in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.

What factors are considered when calling a tea “premium”?

A loose leaf can be considered premium if it falls into any of the following categories: sourced from a reputable tea garden (otherwise known as single origin tea), has a high tea grading (leaves or buds plucked from the tip of the camellia sinensis plant), is plucked using unique methods (orthodox teas are plucked by hand) or is a bonafide rare tea (only harvestable during certain times or difficult to source to Australia).

All of the above is reflected in the price points of our premium teas listed above. Some of these teas are difficult to source and supply to Australians, but The Tea Centre does the hard work because our tea lovers deserve the best! Our premium tea is sourced from across the globe from small batch productions. If one of our premium teas is out of stock, this may be due to seasonal availability.

Consider pouring a cup of our finest tea the next time you want to unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Making a cup of premium tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home.

 

Popular types of premium tea

  • Darjeelings: Known as “the champagne of black teas” due to their intricate flavours and limited harvesting seasons. Often single origin tea and always sourced from West Bengal, India.
  • White teas: All white teas are considered premium due to their high tea grade. With the majority of white teas, only the buds and perhaps the first leaves and top stems are harvested.
  • Japanese greens: Certain Japanese green teas like gyokuro, shimizu sencha, and matcha are considered premium due to the unique methods through which they are grown and processed.
  • Single origin: The opposite of breakfast blends, single origin tea is made using loose leaves that come from the same tea garden and the same batch. Given this makes supply amounts smaller and the tea more exclusive, single origin teas are often considered premium teas.
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    Buy premium teas 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 premium teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with organic, white teas and specialist teas featured 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 premium 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.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.