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 state how many loose tea samples you would like and then list them in the order notes field at the checkout.
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!
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.
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.