What is single origin tea?
Single origin teas are blends of teas grown in one particular region or country – for example, Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, Kenya. The blend is created to offer a flavour and aroma that is representative of the best of that region or country’s teas.
Each time the tea is blended, it should taste the same so that customers know what to expect every time they buy it.
Single Origin Tea vs. Single Estate Tea
Single origin tea and single estate tea are often confused with each other. However, the key difference between the two lies in their production. Single origin teas are blends of teas that come from a specific region, while single estate teas are teas that come from a specific estate. Single estate teas are known for their unique flavour profile, as they are influenced by the estate’s soil, altitude, and weather conditions. Learn more about single estate tea here.
Quality of Single Origin Teas
While single origin tea may sound fancy, it does not necessarily mean high quality. The quality of tea depends on various factors such as the processing method, age, and storage conditions. It is possible to get high-quality tea from the same region as low-quality tea. The term 'single origin' helps the consumer to know where the tea was grown, but it doesn't guarantee the quality of the tea.
Consistency in Single Origin Teas
Each time the tea is blended, it should taste the same so that customers know what to expect every time they buy it. Single origin teas are carefully blended to ensure consistency in flavour and aroma. This ensures that the customer gets the same quality of tea every time they purchase it.
Single origin teas are a great way to experience the distinct flavours and aromas of teas from different regions. They offer a unique taste and are carefully blended to ensure consistency. However, it is essential to note that single origin does not always equate to high quality. At Tea By Birdy, we offer a range of high-quality single origin teas that you can try.