What separates an ordinary tea from a tea masterpiece? First and foremost, it begins with the quality of tea leaves used. Soil conditions, altitude, climate, and even the location on the bush the leaf was plucked from are all critical elements in the resulting tea. Careful tending of the tea bushes while they are being grown, and selective hand-picking of the tea leaves as well as careful drying methods deliver a tea with superior taste and nutrient value.
When tea is grown organically (without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers), the tea plant matures more slowly and develops richer, more complex and enjoyable flavours with higher antioxidant levels as well. Organic growing practices create better working conditions for tea farmers and are eco-friendly by preventing climate change, protecting the food chain and supporting bio-diversity.
The fresher the tea, the higher the antioxidant value and the better it tastes. Most teas sold in North America are several yeas old by the time they reach you. We use ingredients at their peak of freshness ensuring that it is rich in nutrients and has a superior taste.
What’s just as important as the premium quality ingredients we select, are the ones that we never use. Beware when you see ‘‘artificial’’ flavours on labels. Gluten, dairy, soy and chemicals are hidden additives in many flavoured teas. At SILK ROAD TEA, we know that the only things that should be in your tea are fresh, organic and all natural ingredients. No artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners, dairy or soy. Gluten-free. Enjoy pure, healthy goodness in every sip.
Above and beyond all of these elements, what elevates a tea to something extraordinary is the skill of a Tea Master, who transforms what nature has created (and the tea farmer has nurtured) into a masterpiece. Daniela Cubelic, our accomplished Founder & Tea Master, is hailed as ‘‘Canada’s Queen of Tea’’ (Globe & Mail) and ‘‘Canada’s Tea Master’’ (Vancouver Sun). She is a leading authority on tea and tea culture.
Our love of fine tea, craftsmanship and passion are also essential ingredients in each hand-crafted tea. Expert blending optimizes the nutritional value of the tea and delivers smooth, perfectly balanced, harmonious aromas and flavours. Taste the difference in every exquisite sip of SILK ROAD TEA.