Wine connoisseurs are no longer the only ones obsessed with terroir. As popular brands went off the shelf during lockdown, many turned their attention to single estate teas for their region-unique flavours
Beverage connoisseurs are always on the lookout for something better. It is in this quest, during the lockdown, that many stumbled upon single estate teas.
Though it is not a new type or grade of tea, it had a niche following, until March, when COVID-19, and a string of lockdowns made grocery shopping a challenge. Kausshal Dugarr, founder and CEO of Teabox, a premium tea brand, says that as the popular tea varieties went off the shelf, single-origin tea gained visibility.
Kausshal explains, “Single estate teas are nothing but leaves that are harvested from one estate. It is not blended and is usually sold under the name of the estate. It focuses on taste and flavour…