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The Best Tea Suppliers Across The North East and Yorkshire For National Tea Day

The Best Tea Suppliers Across The North East and Yorkshire For National Tea Day
Eat and Drink
April 2024
Reading time 4 Minutes

There's always time for tea

Celebrate National Tea Day on Sunday 21st April with the best tea suppliers in the North East and Yorkshire.
Estate Tea Co Estate Tea Co


Starting out selling tea from a horse and cart in Newcastle more than a century ago, this family business has become a staple in the community, and still delivers tea to more than 220,000 homes throughout the UK. Ringtons are committed to sourcing their tea ethically and sustainably and work in collaboration with charities to improve the lives of workers and farmers. Although it’s not available in supermarkets, Ringtons Tea is also available online.

Love Leaf Tea

Shop a wide range of loose leaf tea in a variety of fantastic flavours – perfect for a bit of me time. For a refreshing cup of tea, try the Stinging Mint variety, or for something sweet and indulgent, we would recommend trying the Vanilla and Almond Rooibos. Love Leaf Tea also have stunning blooming teas with flowers that bloom as they brew. Love Leaf Tea can be found in independent stores regionwide, and can also be bought online.

Estate Tea Co

An independent tea merchant that specialises in single estate, small batch loose leaf tea. Their range of teas changes with the seasons so you can always be sure you’re getting the highest quality tea possible and they always ensure that no matter where their tea comes from, it travels through ethical channels. You can shop their range online or pop into their tea shop in Newcastle to say hello.

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Bari Tea Brewery

Established in Northumberland 15 years ago, the team at Bari Tea brewery are focused on curating only the highest quality teas and now produce their very own blend, Northumberland Bari Breakfast Tea. Besides their original blend (which is a must try) we would recommend giving the Cream Earl Grey blend a go, a classic brew with smooth vanilla overtones.

The Tea Enthusiasts

Founded by a mother and daughter team 20 years ago, The Tea Enthusiasts are passionate about bringing high quality tea to County Durham. Their blends are stocked throughout the region, and you can also buy directly from them online. We’re always a sucker for chai and their cinnamon swirl rooibos chai looks irresistible.

Hebden Tea Hebden Tea

Teapot Tea or Coffee

Based in Leeds Kirkgate Market, this independent tea shop imports its blends from around the world (including Japan, India and Europe) so you can be sure you’re drinking the best of the best. Although there’s nothing better than a classic black tea, if you’d like to try something a bit different, we would recommend the Love Story fruit tea, full of tropical flavours and with a floral aftertaste.

True Tea Co

Discover more than 200 speciality teas at True Tea Co. in Harrogate this National Tea Day. Their extensive range includes more than 80 loose leaf blends ranging from English breakfast black tea to caramel rooibos tea, as well as fruit, green and oolong pyramid teabag blends. If you want your tea fix on a regular basis, sign up to their three-, six- or 12-month subscription services.

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Yorkshire Tea

One of the UK’s bestselling teas, there was no doubt that Yorkshire Tea, produced by family-owned Taylors of Harrogate, would make it onto our list of favourites. Every box is built on 130 years of tea-blending expertise, combining the best teas together in just the right way for a uniquely balanced, consistent flavour. Shop the original tea blend, Yorkshire Tea Decaf or Yorkshire Gold (as well as toast and jam and biscuit flavours) at stockists across Yorkshire.

Hebden Tea

Passionate about quality teas from around the globe bought directly from the tea growers, since opening its first shop in 2010 this independent tea company has gone from strength to strength. Dedicated to supporting small suppliers and with a wide range of teas including their own house blends and unique teas from Japan, China and India, tea lovers should visit their Tea House on York’s Shambles.

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