Belfast Boutique Loose Leaf Tea Blender, Suki Tea, first set up in 2005 by business partners Annie and Oscar, has become a strong contender in the UK’s Loose Leaf tea market. In 2005, Annie and Oscar set up a stand at a small Farmer’s Market in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Having both wandered through Asia, their eyes were opened to a world of really (really) good ethically-sourced teas, which they wanted to share with everyone. Launched with the aim to provide their customers with the finest loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends from around the world; the pair made ethical sourcing their priority whilst delivering a quality and fresh product. And so it began...
A decade later, our Belfast-based team still ethically sources and blends our big, fat, juicy, loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends from all over the world. Today, Annie and Oscar still lead our team, and we keep winning award after award for both product and company, because we’re still focused on that same job – sourcing and blending the world’s best tea.
Winners of over 27 Great Taste Awards and multiple industry awards Suki Tea truly is "Tea as it should be".
INGREDIENTS: 100% Organic Japanese powdered green tea
This Irish Breakfast Tea is a black tea, a Suki Tea signature blend. 90% Assam for a Malty and full flavoured cup. If you have had a cup of Breakfast tea at a café in Northern Ireland that sells Suki Tea 9 times out of 10 it would be this one. INGREDIENTS: Rainforest Alliance Certified™, Fairtrade Indian Assam loose leaf tea; Rainforest Alliance...
Known to many as the "Champagne of teas" Darjeeling is one of the most famous teas in the world, and for good reason. Grown high in the foothills of the Himalayas at the Bannockburn estate, One of the oldest of the 87 estates and considered to be one of the best kept gardens in Darjeeling.
The ethical champion with Triple Certified status. Classic Earl Grey Tea is good, but we, at Suki HQ were not happy with standard issue synthetic bergamot - so we source and use the best organic Sicilian bergamot oil available. The addiction of Blue Cornflowers makes this a stunning tea. Nothing but the best.
We usually stick to basic names for our teas - honest, 'no messing about' kind of names. This black tea has something so exotic about the taste that we couldn’t help but pull the artistic license card when naming it. Che Guevara once had a boat called Mambo Tanga and when Oscar was watching a film about his life this inspired his naming of this tea. A...
Originally a seasonal winter drink, this is now popular all year round. It had a few different names in the past. One was 'mulled tea' and another 'Christmas tea'. Spiced Citrus is like a fruit Chai, is lightly spiced and works with milk (or a nip of brandy as an alternative to mulled wine...drink tea responsibly!).
Sencha is a staple green tea for everyday use, an all day tea that can be brewed up to 4 times. Traditionally a Japanese way to processing tea, the Chinese took the method and made it their own. Bursting with antioxidants (the stay healthy and young ones) this is a must for the cupboard.
Genmaicha, the Japanese name for green tea mixed with brown rice. Nicknamed Popcorn tea because when roasted the small grains of rice pop into what look and taste like mini popcorns, a delicious buttery popcorn flavour! INGREDIENTS: Organic sencha green tea (50%), Organic roasted rice (50%).
Patience is a virtue as they say. These beautiful green leaf pearls are hand rolled and placed beneath August Jasmine bloom, absorbing its magical scent. The process is repeated several times with fresh flowers to enhance the wonderful fragrant flavour, ensuring this is some of the best Jasmine tea you'll ever have.
This fruit tea blend seems to get people very excited and quite rightly so. Hidden gems. The baby rose buds and papaya chunks could almost be mistaken for jewels or a bag of sweets. A layered flavour of sweet apple and papaya, followed by a subtle rose hint and finally fresh mint. Visually stunning and a proper treat to drink.
An energizing Summer Iced Tea
Fruit tea or 'tisane' (if you want to get posh about it) is a blend of fruits with no actual tea in it. When we came to design this we taste tested the world of fruit teas. Generally they smell amazing but fall flat at the last hurdle, albeit the most important one - taste. Well, we wanted to produce something that tasted as good as it smells. We bring...