Birchall Award Winning Tea – For tea lovers worldwide, why would you accept anything less than the best possible tea leaves to produce your best possible daily brew?
As a nation of tea drinkers, we are always on the search for great quality, fabulous tasting tea, ranging from your traditional breakfast tea to the increasingly popular fruit and herbal infusions.
I have recently been introduced to the brand, Birchall Tea whose constant pursuit of perfection has been instilled in them through five generations starting all the way back in 1872.
The origins start with Birchall Graham, who was posted to India as an officer with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Although after an 18-year posting he returned to England, having a great fondness for his time spent in India he decided to return in 1872 and cleverly used his savings to make a living by planting tea in Darjeeling.
The seeds of a tea dynasty were planted and subsequently, Birchall Graham continued in the tea trade, successfully developing the business, and acquiring the knowledge and expertise to create the finest teas in the world.
Having now tried a vast selection of the Birchall tea, I was particularly taken by the Red Berry & Flower Plant-Based Prism Tea Bags – Fruity, refreshing, rich in anti-oxidants and naturally caffeine-free.
Their Red Berry & Flower tea is a luxuriously smooth blend of sweet red berries and refreshing hibiscus. This full-flavoured red fruit tea is a plentiful source of antioxidants and is naturally caffeine-free, so you can enjoy it at any time of day.
The Lemongrass & Ginger Plant-Based Prism Tea Bags offer a lively, spicy and naturally caffeine-free cuppa. This tea is a warming herbal tea made with pure lemongrass and spicy ginger pieces. The renowned digestive benefits of ginger root and the soothing properties of lemongrass combine perfectly in this delightful infusion to elevate your mood and revive you anytime you need a boost.
For everyday drinking, Birchall offers the Great Rift Decaf Plant-Based Everyday Tea Bags A bright and satisfying breakfast tea that is caffeine free yet bursting with full flavour. A winner at the Great Taste Awards and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and for those of you looking for a caffeine fix the Great Rift Breakfast Blend is available in loose and your traditional tea bags.
Their bright and brilliant Great Rift Breakfast Blend is delicious, strong, and bursting with full flavour. What’s more, it is Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and has been voted a winner at the Great Taste Awards for a record 11 years.
This product is 100% Carbon Neutral, and all Birchall loose-leaf tea pouches are biodegradable which means they can be industrially composted.
Looking at sustainability for a company that has been running for 150 years, they have seamlessly adapted to the times. I was particularly impressed with their commitment to sustainability and reducing the impact of their trading activities on the environment.
Their new Birchall Tea Factory in Amesbury, Wiltshire reflects this commitment – it is the UK’s first solar-powered tea factory and its roof-top solar installation features more than 460 solar panels, which can generate all clean renewable electricity for their on-site operations.
In May 2020, they achieved the Carbon Neutral International Standard which means that all Birchall Tea products are now 100% Carbon Neutral.
They are dedicated to a long-term commitment to creating perfect-tasting tea but also work hard to ensure that all their teas are sustainably sourced in a manner which respects both the environment and our tea producers.
In 2006, they introduced Fairtrade Teas to their food service range and in 2009 began offering leaf teas from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Today, most of their black teas – including all their signature Great Rift and Virunga teas – carry the Rainforest Alliance’s famous green frog seal. This means that these teas are grown in a way that helps protect the environment and farm workers and their families.
Birchall can satisfy all your tea requirements including a super range of tea accessories including Tea Pots, Cups and everything you need to make the perfect cup of tea.