VOTE FOR US: Top Shop 2017 Awards

So we want to win.  There - we said it.  

The People's Choice category for the New Zealand Top Shop of 2017 is open for the taking and TEA TOTAL have entered and we think with your support (in the form of a vote online) we can be awarded the title!

So please vote (you may cast a vote once a day until the beginning of May 2017) and share with your network!  Click on the image below to begin the process to cast your vote or follow the link: 

Thank you in advance.



LIMITED EDITION: Organic Chinese GABA Oolong Tea

Known for its restorative and health benefits, this limited edition Organic Chinese GABA Oolong Tea is a winner.  

GABA Oolong has been specifically processed to increase the available amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) - an amino acid that occurs naturally in the human body.

Low levels of GABA are found in all black and semi fermented teas however the label of GABA Oolong is only permissable if the tea contains 150mg of GABA per 100g of tea.

Processing occurs anerobically (without the presence of oxygen) by fermenting in a nitrogen chamber.

GABA Oolong is considered a great choice of tea for those seeking to decrease anxiety, improve mood and aid sleep.

Get yours here.




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.





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.

Now at TEA TOTAL we have a Chai & Cooking Matcha as well as a premium grade of Japan Matcha perfect for the tea drinker who enjoys the traditional matcha experience.

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:

Rooibos Vanilla & Blueberry, Rooibos Mocha Guarana and Formosa Oolong GABA


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 'BABOY' Tetsubin Cast Iron Teapots just welcomed to the family...

You will be forgiven for thinking that these little 350ml cast iron tetsubin teapots look like piglets.  So that is why we have christened them with the name: 'Baboy' - meaning 'little pig'.

This is the perfect single serve teapot that will allow you to selfishly enjoy your favourite tea.  To get yours home, just click on the image below to start the adoption/purchase process ;)




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... ;)

Sama Doyo 300ml tea cup


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.

The tea measuring spoon can get added to your cart here and the tea measuring scoop can be added here or click on the images to find out more.




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.





Starting the year feeling a little potty! 

TEA TOTAL's Cast Iron Teapot range has certainly proved popular over the years.  These teapots are beautifully crafted, substantial and are capable of serving up generous cups of tea.  We are now proud to introduce another earthy colour to our Tetsubin Coin Design range.  Please welcome: Clay

Clay can be found here and soon in your home... if you so desire of course.


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.

Find The Little Tin Of Tea Samples online at and follow the simple instructions to get yours or click here to get yours now.



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.



Larger Designer Mug now in stock

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.

Or you may the like red option here, or white option 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.