Welcome to Kindred Teas' very first blog post! I am here writing this, oscillating between the states of panic and excitement, just days before the launch of our official online store. Before we dive into business, here's a little background about Kindred Teas:
I can pinpoint the exact moment my fascination with tea began. Watching a Youtube documentary on tea, I found out that all teas, whether black, green, white, yellow, oolong or fermented, all come from a single plant - Camellia sinensis. I started researching more about teas and realised there was so much more to discover in the world of tea. Shortly after, I decided to start a tea brand as a passion project.
Kindred Teas has been over a year and half in the making. Back in 2016, the love for tea brought me to Sri Lanka, where I had my first tour of tea estates and factories. A bumpy five hour car ride from Bandaranaike airport brought us to the Hill Country, renowned for some of the world's best teas. We spent two days with tea farmers and experts, learning about the process of tea making.
We wanted to build a brand that celebrates relationships - hence the name Kindred Teas. We believe that tea is best enjoyed in the company of others. Tea encourages us to slow down and appreciate the moment and the people around us. Our mission is to bring you quality teas from all over the world to create these very moments.
Kindred Teas' first launch consists of eight types of teas. Some are crafted based on personal experiences, whilst others are specially curated from the world's best tea growing nations. Every where we go, we seek inspiration from cultures, faces and spaces. For example, Rooibos Orange was inspired by the most amazing sunrises and sunsets we've seen in South Africa, and Elder & Cream Black Tea was inspired by drinks at the bar with friends while on exchange.
We will be updating our blog with more articles about tea, recipes and random musing. Do stay tuned for our next post soon!