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Full-Leaf Loose Teas and Herbs Around the Globe

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August 8, 2022

Steeping a cup of fullleaf loose tea is a multisensory experience: you hear the sound of the hot water being poured, feel the warmth of the cup in your hands, watch as the delicate leaves unfurl, smell the essential oils wafting from the cup and finally taste the steeped tea. 

The act of preparing a cup of fullleaf loose tea can also spark a sense of wanderlust, stirring up daydreams of farflung locations around the world. Our Minister of Herbs scours the globe in search of the most premium teas and herbs available, bringing them home to our Citizens.

From China (the birthplace of tea) to India (famous for its breakfast teas) to Nigeria (home of the besttasting hibiscus tea we have found), we put the world in your cup. Embark on a delicious journey around the globe with these recommendations from The Republic of Tea.

FullLeaf Teas from China

China is the birthplace of tea. According to legend, tea was first discovered nearly 5,000 years ago by the Chinese emperor and herbalist Shennong. While sitting outdoors and boiling some water to drink, the wind blew a leaf from a nearby Camellia sinensis bush into the emperor’s cup, altering the color and aroma. Curious, the emperor tried the infusion and was delighted by the taste. Today China produces a wide array of teas, including green, black, oolong, white and pu-erh.

FullLeaf Teas from India

India is one of the world’s leading countries in tea production, especially strong and flavorful black teas. Assam black tea is one of India’s most widely consumed varieties, while Darjeeling black tea is celebrated around the globe for its distinctive flavor and quality. Masala chai with its warm, spicysweet flavor and creamy consistency is a daily staple in India.

FullLeaf Teas from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s tropical climate and hilly terrain are ideally suited for growing premium, fullbodied tea leaves. It is primarily known for its strong black teas, which are commonly referred to as Ceylon black teas (the name given to Sri Lanka during British colonial rule).

FullLeaf Teas from Japan

Japanese green teas are regarded as being among the best in the world. Japan’s tea history dates back more than a thousand years, and popular varieties of Japanese tea include matcha, sencha, genmaicha and hojicha.

FullLeaf Teas from Nigeria

The fragrant, exotic hibiscus flower is native to Africa and is found in tropical climates around the world. We source our premium ruby red hibiscus blossoms from Nigeria, where the flower has a long history of culinary use.

FullLeaf Teas from South Africa

Experience rooibos or South African red bush tea in its pure form with our fullleaf blends. Rooibos is native to the Western Cape of South Africa, where it has been consumed by the Khoisan Bushmen for centuries.

FullLeaf Teas from the Americas

From the tropical rainforests of South America to the rainy Pacific Northwest, we source the highest quality herbs, berries and other ingredients from throughout North and South America.
Discover flavorful teas made with highquality açaí,
yerba mate and peppermint sourced from the Americas.

Craving more tea travel inspiration? Read this article next: Tea Around the World A Glimpse into 5 Tea Cultures.

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