English Tea Shop, the pioneering tea company based in Sri Lanka and the UK, is exhibiting its range of sustainable, 100% organic teas at TFWA Asia Pacific.

English Tea Shop will introduce a new Gifting Collection, two innovative new ranges – Gin Botanical Infusions, created to give consumers an elevated gin drinking experience and Cold Brews, created for summer and brewed quickly in cold water to be enjoyed at any time of day. Exclusive English Tea Shop Travel Retail Assortment Packs complete the exciting new portfolio.

English Tea Shop, a premium brand in the organic gourmet sector, sells teas which are grown by small-scale organic and Fairtrade farmers from all over the world and blended with love in the company’s factory in Sri Lanka, a world-renowned tea packaging hub. Launched in 2010, English Tea Shop is a pioneer of sustainable practices and puts employee and supplier livelihoods first. The business works directly with over 3,100 small scale farmers, 46% of its employees are women and the facilities are 100% carbon neutral (even taking into account boiling the kettle for a cup of tea), making its product carbon neutral. In October 2021, English Tea Shop became 30% employee owned and the following year, the company achieved B Corp certification status at the first attempt (score: 117.8).

“At English Tea Shop we have a passionate belief in doing things differently, putting people and purpose before profit,” says English Tea Shop founder and CEO, Suranga Herath. “Our mantra, Love and Prosperity through Community or Prajãva (means Community in Sri Lankan), has acted as a guiding star and is at the heart of every business decision. English Tea Shop is a Sri Lankan tea story infused with British traditions. From rich and robust to delicate and fragrant, every cup of English Tea Shop tea celebrates our vibrant community, authenticity, provenance and unparalleled sustainability.

“Our presence in over 55 markets worldwide proves our belief that ethical, sustainable businesses can be successful and profitable. We strive to create the finest organic teas while having a net positive impact on the planet and enriching the lives of everyone involved from farm to cup. From planters to pickers, processors and packers to tea drinkers around the world – all these wonderful people make up our tea loving community.”

The Gifting Collection Favourites, Moments and Exclusive, are ideal for the travelling consumer. From classic blends to creative combinations, the Gifting Collection features teas to enliven the senses and soothe the soul. Bursting with colour and flavour, the all-new Gifting Collection is designed and curated for the most exquisite tea drinking and gifting experience.

New ranges English Tea Shop Gin Botanicals is a selection of organic botanicals, packed with flavonoids and rich antioxidants which enhance therapeutic values. English Tea Shop Cold Brews are the ultimate thirst quenchers and include two refreshing blends, Lemongrass, Citrus & Ginger and Super Berries.

Exclusive travel retail assortment pack Presented in travel-friendly packs, this includes teas from the Moments and Exclusive pyramid collections, Gin Botanicals, a tasting glass and a customized travel-friendly triangular advent calendar with 9 pyramid tea bags.

English Tea Shop teas are packed in exuberant packaging in an explosion of vibrant colours. The outer packaging is fully compostable, the tea bags are staple-free and all pyramid tea bags are fully biodegradable.

English Tea Shop teas are stocked in many of the most exclusive retailers around the world, including Selfridges of London, Isetan in Japan and Galeries Lafayette, Paris. English Tea Shop teas are currently available in travel retail at London Heathrow T2 & T4, London Luton and London Gatwick South, The Maldives Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Singapore Changi Airport T3, as well as on airlines including Scandinavian Airlines.

In 2022, English Tea Shop launched a Blockchain-based transparency and traceability web app. Launched in collaboration with Food-traceability expert & auditor, Connecting Food, this allows consumers to discover the farm to cup journey of their product, by scanning a QR code.