CHINA MILKY OOLONG
A brand new tea to our range. Developed in 1980 and originating from Taiwan this milky oolong is light in liquor, creamy in aroma and very delicate on the palate - definitely a must try. Watch the video below to learn a little more about this tea and to get yours click here.
SOMETHING NEW... TEA JELLIES!
(Top row....Japanese Lime & Vodka: Bottom row.... Ginger Kawakawa Spice Margarita with dipping salt/sugar)
In our test kitchen we have been coming up with some novel ways to enjoy tea... and Tea Jellies is the new thing this summer!
Take a look at the video to learn more and to get your recipe card just click here.
In case you weren't already inspired....... Mocha Rooibos with Vodka and Baileys.
Rooibos (Pronounced: Roy – Boss) is technically not a tea (from the Camelia Sinensis species) but rather a shrub that grows in only one area in the world – the Cederberg in the Western Cape of South Africa in what is now a protected World Heritage site approximately 200km north of Cape Town.
Anecdotally, Rooibos has been used by locals there for more than just drinking pleasure. When there is a skin ailment – it is bathed in. For pregnant and new mums nursing their babies – the tea is drunk in copious amounts to ease the body’s changing biomechanics. To aid in increasing ones appetite – it is also consumed (although of all the urban legends we have heard we are not so sure about this one).
Lastly – the great thing about Rooibos is that it is also caffeine free.
Whether you like your Rooibos flavoured, unflavoured, with a bit of spice, with some lemon or with some real chocolate stars and perhaps a healthy dose of mocha we have no doubt it will surprise and delight the senses.
Go ahead and get your Red Bush on!
We all know what it is like. Make tea. Don't drink it quickly enough. It goes cold.
Learn more about this great new addition to the LUND family by clicking on the image above - and get one for yourself!
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE TEAPOT
Brand new to our expanding teapot range at TEA TOTAL - this new item from our friends at Bredemeijer might give you a total eclipse of the teapotted-heart! Sleek design, double-walled and classic yet modern this pot will certainly be a great feature in any household when in use or not.
Click on the image to get yours now!
TEA TOTAL Concept Store Tour - brought to you by Google
TEA TOTAL Founder Anna Salek has hand picked 6 classic black teas for you to try. Not all black teas are the same despite popular belief and the chosen 6 teas will no doubt surprise and delight you and open up a world of new possibilities when it comes to this largely unexplored category of tea.
Watch Anna talk about the tea varieties and take advantage of the current offer available below.
Get your 'tea connoisseur' on with this handpicked selection of classic black teas here.
NEW LUND TEAWARES
Expanding our range of LUND handmade ceramic teawares this family of grey certainly hits the mark. Clean lines, robust finish and dishwasher safe - what more could you ask for?
Get yours by clicking on the image above.
2017 DARJEELING: FLOWN DIRECT FROM INDIA TO TEA TOTAL
Normally we'd wait for the slow boat to arrive and replenish our stocks but like a good Beaujolais, the first tea of the new Darjeeling season is eagerly awaited. For the first time in our 22 year history, Tea Total is able to offer First Flush or first of the season tea for all our three Darjeelings. Whether you're after our premium organic, single estate Margarets Hope or our standard Darjeeling, you can be assured of first class quality quite unlike anything we've bought you before.
There's a small amount of 2016 vintage still available if you'd like to buy the familiar but once it's gone it's gone. You'll find the Darjeelings under Classic Black Tea.
If you enjoy a light, fresh tea either black or green we urge you to taste a Darjeeling sample for something quite special. It's not called the Queen of Teas without good reason.
NEW: Echinacea & Peppermint Organic Tea
Long revered for its immune boosting properties, Echinacea doesn’t have to be taken in tablet form and is very pleasant to drink in tea. Many studies have found that with early symptoms of cold and flu - such as a runny nose and a scratchy throat - that those who drank 3 cups of Echinacea every day for five days recovered much sooner than those who drank tea without Echinacea.
Furthermore clinical trials also found that drinking 1 cup of Echinacea daily reduced the odds of developing a cold by 85%.
The addition of peppermint not only compliments the taste profile of the Echinacea but is itself a natural decongestant, helping to clear out the sinuses and soothe the throat.
We could go on but the proof is in the tasting.
Click on the image alongside to add this tea to your basket.
TEA TOTAL BRAND AMBASSADOR for 2017
The TEA TOTAL Brand Ambassador campaign for 2017 has kicked off yet again and we want you to apply! Watch the video below and if it is something for you we look forward to seeing your application! Click HERE to apply.
HOW TO MAKE SUMMER BERRY SHERBET
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy cold brew tea - watch the video to learn how to make your own cold brew tea with Summer Berry Sherbet - a blend made specifically for cold brew tea.
Get your pouch of 20 Summer Berry Sherbet pyramid teabags for only $9.90 - click here to add to your cart and get you cold brew tea brewing right away.
The popularity of matcha has certainly increased in recent times and more and more conscious consumers are enjoying this tea as well as all the well documented health benefits it brings.
And to top it all off we now have authentic bamboo matcha whisks in stock to make sure your blend of matcha is creamy and completely aerated.
Go on - get your matcha on this 2017.
KAPOW - More new teas to excite and delight your taste buds
Introducing two new rooibos teas as well as another oolong tea - each of these teas are remarkable in their own right. We could go on and try to convince you - but the proof is in the tasting.
Click on the various links to find out a little more about each tea:
BRAND NEW TEAS - Introducing Formosa Lapsang Souchong & Rooibos Gingerbread and Spice
Our newest members to the TEA TOTAL Traditional Black Tea family is a Lapsang Souchong tea (from Taiwan) called Formosa Lapsang Souchong. Click here to find out more.
And just in time for the festive season is a new rooibos tea: Rooibos Gingerbread & Spice. Click here to find our more.
NEW TEA CUPS - from Sama Doyo of course!
You spoke. We listened. And we are excited to announce that the larger 300ml tea cup from the Sama Doyo collection has landed.
Click on the image below to add it to your cart... ;)
TEAPOTS! New Colours & Finishes
Just landed are the Vintage-style Bella Ronde Teapots. Designed in Germany. Made in the Netherlands.
This modern, elegant teapot from the Bredemeijer Design Collection is made from high quality stainless steel and has an insulating double wall which helps to keep the tea warm for up to an hour. The specially shaped spout ensure drip-free pouring while the insulating material used for handle and grip sees to it that those parts never get more than lukewarm. What's more is that we have introduced some funky new colours. Funky. Need we say more? Get yours here.
Or if you are looking for a more austere finish the Minuet Cylindre Teapot (Matt/Satin finish) might be the one for you. Click on the image to find out more.
Whatever your choice know that it will be an investment into your tea drinking future!
If you are still unsure about which teapot to get - watch this video below. It is a short guide to assist any tea drinker when they are in the market to acquire a teapot.
More TEA TASTING Sessions
We currently have two sessions that will take place on Saturday 16th July 2016.
10h30 will be a general tea tasting while the one at 14h00 will be a chai making session.
We have an additional date set for Saturday 13th August 2016 for a general tea tasting starting at 14h00.
Spaces are filling up fast. Click here or the image above to find out more and secure your seat.
Big spoon or little scoop - which one are you?
Bespoke Tea Measuring Spoons and Scoops from the Bredemeijer Group are now in stock. If you like to make sure you use the same amount of tea each time or just like shiny things to do with tea, these items are for you. Only $14.95 each.
Pick a Colour - Any Vintage Colour...
Only one of each colour. Designed in Germany and made in the Netherlands. Exclusive to TEA TOTAL.
The Vintage Bella Ronde is a modern, elegant teapot from the Bredemeijer Design Collection in the Netherlands.
Made from high quality stainless steel the Bella Ronde has an insulating double wall which helps to keep the tea warm for up to an hour. The specially shaped spout ensure drip-free pouring while the insulating material used for handle and grip sees to it that those parts never get more than lukewarm.
Get yours NOW HERE!
The TEA TOTAL Brand Ambassador Programme - 2016
Tea Total are looking for people around NZ who are passionate about tea in general and Tea Total in particular, utterly devoted to tea, who can't leave home without it. Ever.
See the video below for more information about the TEA TOTAL Brand Ambassador Programme for 2016 and click here to apply.
Christmas Tea Tonics - just in time for the festive season
Whether you serve a Christmas Tea Tonic with alcohol or on its own, this easy-to-make twist on iced tea will add a touch of magic to your festive drinks that will have friends and family asking for the recipe, guaranteed.
Christmas tea is available either loose or in pyramid tea bags and can be found on our GIFT ITEMS page.
The Little Tin Of Tea Samples
In the past TEA TOTAL offered customers a set menu of gifting options in so far as samples were concerned. A customer could get a black tea sample box or a fruit tea sample box or a herbal tea sample box. These were great - but numerous customers wanted to try a range of tea across black, green herbal and fruit tea. The customer spoke and we listened.
What we have come up with is the Bespoke Little Tin Of Tea Samples. You still get the great samples of tea and the difference is you the customer get to choose exactly which samples you want - whether it is for yourself or as a gift for someone you care about.
For just $15 you get a TEA TOTAL Tea Caddy and 6 loose leaf tea sample bags of your choice.
Book your Tea Tasting online now
We've updated our Tea Tasting page so you can see available dates as well as book online. Love to have you visit for a tasting.
Extending our Sama Range of Designer Mugs we have introduced a 500ml version.
Complementing the 350ml Sama Designer Mug the larger offering caters for the individual who enjoys their tea by the mouthful instead of sip by sip.
Either way, there is something for everyone no matter how much tea you enjoy consuming.
Get yours now here.
We just can't get enough of SAMA Teapots
As you are probably already aware all the Sama Teapots stocked at TEA TOTAL are co-designed by DK Yang (Hong Kong) and his Danish partners and are manufactured from highest quality glass and finest food grade stainless steel.
Now we have a JUGGERNAUT to add to the SAMA range: The Sama Iced Tea Infuser Jug.
It has a capacity of 1200ml and the the perfect vessel for summertime iced tea.
There is limited stock so best you get your order in fast!
Click on the image to add it to your cart.
More Tea Pots... because, well you can never have enough!
Alongside is the Lund 1 Litre Black Teapot from the Bredemeijer company. Yes, we agree, it does look rather exquisite.
With a robust look and clean lines, the Lund collection has a very Scandinavian look-and-feel. Each Lund teapot is handmade and thus unique and are available in red, white and black and in 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 litre sizes. You can also complete your collection with matching (or mismatching) mugs. The Lund teapots and mugs are ceramic and have a glazed finish.
All the Lund teapots come complete with infuser and are dishwasher safe. You can get yours in black here.
Have fun choosing your Lund Teapot!
Matcha do about tea...
Just landed in our TEA TOTAL CONCEPT STORE and now on our website we have Japan Matcha.
You can find Japan Matcha here for only $13.90 for 40 grams.
Saturn has landed
Just arrived on New Zealand shores is the The 6 cup Saturn. This is a modern, elegant teapot from the Bredemeijer® Design collection made from high-quality stainless steel and features an insulating double wall, which helps to keep the tea hot and fragrant for up to as much as an hour (if the teapot is kept at least 90% full).
The specially shaped spout ensures dribble-free convenience each time the tea is poured. The insulating material used for the handle and the grip sees to it that those parts never get more than lukewarm. The Duet® Saturn is a real classic. No other than the well-known German designer Tassilo von Grolman contributed to its design, which makes this teapot a unique feature on any table!
Get it now here.