Loose Tea Samples

(24 customer reviews)


  • Loose Tea Samples: which teas would you like to try?
  • When considering some of our rarer and more expensive teas you may receive samples.
  • We will send you a sample of your choice.
  • These are 10 grams in weight, enough to make a large four-cup teapot, except for the very bulkiest teas which are 5 grams.

Loose Tea Samples: which teas would you like to try?

When considering some of our rarer and more expensive teas you may wish to receive samples first. We will send you a sample of your choice. These are 10 grams in weight, enough to make a large four-cup teapot, except for the very bulkiest teas which are 5 grams. Please choose how many samples you would like in the drop-down and then list them in the order notes field. See also our Loose Leaf Tea Sampler gift product.

Excellent sample service “cost effective low risk way to try the wide range of teas available. Enough supplied for a few brews for you make your mind up.”
Tea Samples – selection of green & white “Naturally cautious and thrifty, I ordered a selection of samples before committing to a larger order. I was happy with the size of each sample; enough for a few cups.”
Good value way of tasting unusual teas. “I have bought a few different tea samples and was pleased there is enough for a few cups to make your mind up. Great idea.”
Great way to taste teas and make up your mind “It’s a great price/value deal to try out different teas, choose the ones you like and order a bigger quantity afterwards. They come nicely packed with a Tea Aid Memoire included to write down your impression and experience of these teas.”
Such a delicate and refined green tea “I’m using your sampling mechanism to taste your range of green teas – I’m not an expert.”

Tea from Grey’s Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels. Should you wish to try any of our teas just order our loose tea samples.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

24 reviews for Loose Tea Samples

  1. Steve Tooby

    Product: This is a great cost effective way of trying some of the higher value teas.
    Service: good choice good value and great service.

  2. Chris

    Golden Monkey King.
    Tea samples provide a welcome opportunity to try new teas without committing to a full pack.
    This tea was a delight. An array of taste notes, but remaining bright and refreshing throughout. Recommended – would certainly try again.

  3. D. Jameson (verified owner)

    Nuwara Eliya Court Lodge OP1 Ceylon .On the first brewing I used one silicone reusable teabag and brewed for about 5 minutes and added a little milk but I could not taste very much at all. My second attempt I used 2 silicone tea bags and dunked them constantly for about 6 minutes before adding a little milk and a little honey. It was very tasty and distinctive Nuwara Eliya Court Lodge [lover’s leap] taste but both bags were filled 80 per cent with this medium-size leaf so cost effectively it took more tea leaves. This tea could also be recommended without milk with the aforesaid brewing instructions.

  4. Carole O’Brien (verified owner)


  5. Judith Daymond (verified owner)

    Product: These were part of a present… great idea to try small samples.
    Service: Fabulous site to order, easy to navigate site, super service Will defo be returning.

  6. Carole O’Brien (verified owner)

    Service: Tea arrived REALLY quickly.

  7. Tammy Hardy (verified owner)

    Product: I really am enjoying the Silver Needles and look forward to purchasing more. I also am enjoying the jasmine tea and love the fragrance of it.
    Service: The website is impressive and easy to use with a good selection of teas. I am pleased with the service and with the size of the samples. If I were to suggest an area for improvement it would be the tins or labels.

  8. V A Best

    Service: Fast delivery and excellent communication when product not available

  9. clone22 (verified owner)

    This is such a brilliant way to try new teas. Many places allow you to purchase tea variety packs, but they don’t always let you choose which ones you receive. I’ve found several amazing white, green and black teas using these samples.

  10. Graeme Burns

    Product: Great idea will be ordering a new green tea after tasting the sample.
    Service: Wonderful teas and great service

  11. Anne Attwater

    Service: The service is always excellent tea always arrive’s within a few days of ordering.

  12. Lera

    Great way to taste teas and make up your mind
    Such a delicate and refined green tea

  13. J. Paul Holifield (verified owner)

    Service: The tea arrived in good time, well packaged and well presented.
    The quality of the tea was excellent and lived up to the Grey’s Teas reputation as being high quality at reasonable prices.

  14. Mr C L Howe

    Service: Arrived promptly and well packed. Tea is excellent quality

  15. C. Begley

    Product: good, but not too generous amount
    Service: no hassle, great service & website

  16. B.S.Mason

    Product: These were ordered not only for myself but to share with friends. reason for mark is explained above.
    Service: My first contact was by telephone, the staff povided excellent assistance. Their shipping however lets them down.
    Vendor response: Your order placed on 30.12.14 was despatched to France on 2.1.15. We note your comments made on 10.1.15 however there is undoubtedly much mail in the system from the festive season so overseas delivery may well be somewhat slower than would be expected.

    Richard Grey

  17. Mtbenson

    Product: excellent products and well-presented
    Service: very quick to supply goods

  18. A M Noble

    Product: Bought a few as a gift but they haven’t been tried as yet. Smell lovely though.
    Service: Fast delivery. Samples are perfect as expensive to buy a lot to realise you don’t like it!

  19. Steve

    Excellent sample service
    Tea Samples – selection of green & white

  20. Mrs Susan Bromiley

    Service: Took a few weeks to arrive this time, which was disappointing. However everything I ordered was included, well packaged.

  21. Name withheld (verified owner)

    Product: I’ve tried before. Excellent tea, rich aroma
    Service: quick and efficient service

  22. Dr David A Jones

    Such a delicate and refined green tea
    Deep-Toned Smokey Tea

  23. Rosie

    Tea Samples – selection of green & white
    Good value way of tasting unusual teas.

  24. Geraldine Gleeson

    Good value way of tasting unusual teas.
    Great way to taste teas and make up your mind

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