Extract Coffee Roasters releases Extract Tea

Bristol-based Extract Coffee Roasters has launched its first full range of sustainably sourced and packaged speciality teas.

Extract Tea comes in eleven core lines and one seasonal line. The tea is available as loose leaf and biodegradable string and tag pyramid bags.

Duncan Kendall, Extract Coffee Roasters’ managing director, commented: “we wanted to supply our customers with a range of teas with the same passion, artisan craftsmanship, sustainable credentials and community impact which we bring to coffee.

“After a long search it became clear that, unlike coffee, there is a real lack of story and transparency within tea. So we decided to create our own in order to take control of our supply chain and celebrate the farmer’s stories of individual estates and cooperatives.”

The new Extract Tea range includes organic and infusions of black, green and herbal tea, as well as exclusive lots from speciality tea farmers.

“Obviously we’re excited for people to experience our tea’s exceptional taste, but we also can’t wait to share the stories of biodiversity, organic techniques and community behind each tea.

“For example we’re proud to source our organic Darjeeling from the Arya Tea Garden in Darjeeling, India, which is one of the last remaining family-owned tea gardens in the area,” continued Duncan.

As well as being sustainably sourced, the new range sees a significant shift in Extract’s packaging. The coffee roasters have reduced packaging in the tea’s supply chain by over 80% and new pouch sizes mean 52% less packaging in cafes and restaurants.

The Extract team has also developed an exclusive tea training programme for its customers.

Dan Lacey, Extract’s trainer and south west regional manager, said: “More than anything, we want to make tea better. We want hospitality professionals to feel excited to share the inspirational stories of these teas with their customers and to have the skills they need to make a delicious drink every time.”

For more information, visit extractcoffee.co.uk/tea

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