The Art of Tea is a small Tasmanian business, established in 2000. From humble beginnings, the Art of Tea began selling just 12 different varieties of tea at Salamanca Market, on Saturdays. The business quickly grew, as the demand for quality loose leaf teas became apparent. The Art of Tea now has over 130 tea & herbal varieties available! The stall at Salamanca Market (currently closed due to COVID) still plays a key part in the success of the business with interstate & overseas visitors returning to the stall for more of their favourite tea blends. The locals too visit often for a chat and to stock up tea.
The Art of Tea is also a supplier of the uniquely packaged, quality loose leaf, teas to cafes, restaurants, providores, & hamper businesses Australia wide. In addition, the online shop commenced in 2004, providing easy shopping for tea lovers across Australia.
In late 2009, the Art of Tea set up a small retail shop at the warehouse in Kingston. We can be visited there Monday-Friday 9-4pm for direct door sales. With free and easy parking directly out the front, it is a great place for locals to shop for themselves and for gifts. Customers can bring their own tea caddy in for a refill here and save packaging (Not available during COVID). We can also provide free tea labels for your caddies.
At the Art of Tea, we are passionate about improving health and wellbeing. As such we seek the highest quality ingredients for all our herbal range, as well as our teas. In 2019 we included as many organically sourced ingredients as possible for the herbal blends, now making most of them 100% organic.
Rooibos (South African red bush) is increasing in popularity, as it is naturally caffeine free and packed with 37 antioxidants, low tannins and provides a wide range of health benefits. We see red asthe new black and encourage our customers to try this great beverage. This is especially good choice for children, and after 3pm as there is no caffeine to disrupt sleep.
Keen to see Tasmanians and visitors enjoy a decent cup of tea wherever they travel a great number of Tasmanian cafes and restaurants are serving our tea. Thank goodness you say, when you see that you will be served a good pot of tea!
All of our teas are hand packed with care and we are confident that each box of tea goes out to the customer beautifully packaged and ready to be enjoyed!
Here is Samantha, the Art of Tea owner since 2013 enjoying a cup of Russian Caravan on kunanyi/Mount Wellington in winter.