In 2005 we took an auspicious trip to China, greatly looking forward to drinking some lovely green tea. In the vast tea markets of Shanghai we got more than we bargained for. The green tea was big, bright loose leaves and brewed a really light liquor, offering an entirely different experience to the teabagged version we had been drinking at home.
Furthermore we learned there were five different types of tea, something to suit everyone, and without exception, young and old, everyone drank these teas all day and they all looked pretty spritely!
Knowing that you couldn’t buy them back home, we returned from China laden with our bags full of these beautiful teas. Shortly after, in 2006 we set up Attic Teas as a tea bar in Bristol and began importing teas from China.
And so began our extraordinary journey, where researching and experiencing the many benefits and properties of the teas has broadened our understanding of just how incredible and multi-faceted the tea plant is.
Attic Teas is no longer a tea bar, instead we hold tea circles all over the country, where we can share the many ways this plant can heal your body, soothe your mind and excite your spirit.
Anne and Ric x
ps. in case you haven't worked out the name is an acronym for All The Tea In China ;)