It’s that time of year again, when Michael Buble urges us to have a holly jolly Christmas and Mariah Carey reminds us that the presents underneath the tree aren’t all that important in the grand scheme of things. Though, Christmas shopping is one of the festive season’s most time-honored traditions. 

And, this year, we’re being urged to think a little harder about the gifts we’re buying and where we’re buying them from. Oh yes: while it’s infinitely easier to shop with big companies, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that we’re all being urged to shop locally. Indeed, almost half of small business owners say that if everyone in their local community just spent £5 extra per week with small businesses it would help to keep them open in the long term, according to The Independent.

But, with yet another lockdown upon us, how can we support our communities? We will be showcasing some of our clients and local businesses and, what they have to offer as we countdown the Christmas clock. Todays business is The Tea Lab.

The Tea Lab was founded by identical twin designers, Anna, Katie and Julie, an experienced biologist/scientist. The twins had an incredible upbringing on the islands of Hawaii and Barbados. These cultural experiences made them open to new flavours, ideas and experimentation and gave them the inspiration for the names of many of our teas.

The Tea Lab grew from their combined passions of tea, travel, the environment and design. We are a bio-lab inspired, independent, British brand.

Their teas explore the scientific, plant-based benefits and how they can be balanced to create nutrient rich, healthy tea blends with great taste experiences. We carefully source single origin, loose leaf teas and create blends with all natural and organic ingredients. Their teas are so versatile, they can be also used as natural botanicals to infuse flavour into a wide range of recipes.

Sustainability is integral to the Tea Lab brand, so our packaging has been carefully designed. Their teas are stored in amber glass jars which protect the teas from UV light and are refillable.

Their letterbox and gift options will make the perfect addition to any tea lovers’ life this Christmas, our personal favourite is the ‘Big Apple’! Why not pop over to the lab and see what they’ve got brewing.


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