What separates an ordinary tea from a tea masterpiece? First & foremost, it begins with the quality of tea leaves used. Soil conditions, altitude, climate, & 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, & selective hand-picking of the tea leaves as well as careful drying methods deliver a tea with superior taste & nutrient value.
When tea is grown organically (without pesticides & synthetic fertilizers), the tea plant matures more slowly & develops richer, more complex & enjoyable flavours with higher antioxidant levels as well. Organic growing practices create better working conditions for tea farmers & are eco-friendly by preventing climate change, protecting the food chain & supporting bio-diversity.
The fresher the tea, the higher the antioxidant value & 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 & 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 & 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 & all natural ingredients. No artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners, dairy, gluten, or soy. Enjoy pure, healthy goodness in every sip.
Above & 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 (& 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) & ‘‘Canada’s Tea Master’’ (Vancouver Sun). She is a leading authority on tea & tea culture.
Our love of fine tea, craftsmanship & passion are also essential ingredients in each hand-crafted tea. Expert blending optimizes the nutritional value of the tea & delivers smooth, perfectly balanced, harmonious aromas & flavours. Taste the difference in every exquisite sip of SILK ROAD TEA.