P & T Origins
Our P & T Origins line of teas showcase the wonderful spectrum of tastes and aromas found in pure, artisanal fine tea. P & T Origins is an ongoing exploration and dialogue around fine tea as related to terroir (origin) and differentiated orthodox (meaning hand-processed) production methods, from selected tea gardens and estates around the world. P & T Origins is a fascinating exposé of what is possible in artisanal tea. And testament to the rich and wonderful spectrum of tastes and aromas which are found in pure tea - in fact broader even to our next-of-kin food categories, wine, coffee, or chocolate.
Botanically speaking, only infusions made from leaves of the Camellia Sinensis are actually Tea. All other types of infusions which we make with herbs, spices, maté, rooibos, etc., while we colloquially also refer to them as “tea", strictly speaking they are not. However the world of botanical infusions is nonetheless a really fascinating field, with its own age-old legacy and multifaceted possibilities, and which we explore similarly puristically within P & T Origins to bring you special botanicals of the highest quality.
Every tea and every botanical within P & T Origins represents the product essence of the combination of the specific plant, its terroir’s growing conditions, and the craftmanship applied to making it.
Conversely, through appreciating the resulting flavor and aroma profiles, and the way each tea or infusion makes us feel, we can also begin to understand the distinctions in terroir, production methods, cultural influences, and usage occasions. In this way, each tea and tisane also represents a piece of human cultural exploration and age-old traditions from the corners of the world.
- reusable airtight tin
- with fine paper wrap
- 100% recyclable;
(15 bags per box)
- cotton tea bags
- individual aroma sleeves
- 100% biodegradable.
- stand-up resealable pouch
- stand-upresealable pouch
- 100% recyclable
From sweet cedar to floral and fresh fruit, white teas are the most direct flavor of the tea plant itself - beautiful hand-picked leaves, allowed to simply air dry. This gentle wilting and careful handling emphasizes subtle, elegant aroma and smooth mouthfeel. Harvested for only a few weeks in early spring, the young buds and tips naturally retain their wonderful, spring-like aromas.
Elixir of life and spirit, green teas have been consumed throughout Asia for many centuries as much as a health tonic as for their wonderful aromas. From nutty sweet steeps in China to Korea’s robust roastiness and the rich, grassy senchas of Japan: experience the incredible variety this category has to offer.
Bridging the gap between white and black teas, with oxidation levels ranging from 10 % (barely oxidized) to 70 % (generously oxidized), oolongs are by far the most varied category of tea. They boast a broad spectrum of aromas and flavors, from intensely floral, spring-like steeps to rich fruit and complex spice.
Black tea originated in China hundreds of years ago and instantly struck a chord with the British palate. Since then, its production has spread throughout the world, making it the most commonly consumed type of tea. At P & T we carry only the highest-grade, whole-leaf black teas that will amaze with their incredible depth and variety of flavors, from caramel sweetness to ripe fruit and rich maltiness – delicious both with milk or without.
The herbs and flowers steeped as flavorful infusions across the world are as diverse as their medicinal effects, ranging from invigoratingly stimulating to soothing and relaxing. Though tea people at heart, we can't help but love this immense variety of flavors and have incorporated a wide selection of fine herbals into our offering – for delicious, caffeine-free enjoyment.
P & T’s exclusive line of Blends honors the age-old tradition of blending teas with precious flowers, fruits, and spices using only high-quality base teas and 100 %-natural ingredients. We reject the use of synthetic aromas and additives.
We source our tea in small-batches directly from the tea gardens where they are grown. It is important for us to know the makers in order to create a sense of mutual awareness and gratitude, from plant to cup and back again. At P & T we are constantly tasting new teas and fresh crops from gardens around the world to ensure P & T Origins delivers to you an exciting and ever evolving offering of the world’s finest teas and botanicals.