Pekoe Tea are a small company based in Edinburgh’s Tollcross, specialising in loose leaf tea leaves of dazzling quality. Even their standard offering – English breakfast – is anything but; rich and malty flavour, deep red colour and satisfying to the very last drop.
Loose leaf tea used to be all the rage only a generation or so ago, before tea bags stole the show with their convenience and simplicity. Loose leaves were hard to handle, hard to store, and a real bother to get out of the tea pot once brewed and so fell out of favour.
We’ve teamed up Pekoes great tea with our clever filter teapots to make loose-leaf tea drinking just as simple and unfussy as teabags. Customers at Artysans can decide when their tea is strong enough and will never see loose tea floating their cup. The filter pots are so good, we have them for sale alongside the teas; English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Rooibos, Peppermint, Lung-Ching Green and Chamomile Flowers – each packaged snazzily and in smart reaseable pouches.
Loose-leaf tea is back, and it means to stay.
When Artysans opened we already knew that we were going to major in coffee in a big way, so it stood to reason that we’d want to go further than ‘bags when thinking about tea. We think that good business is about knowing when to call in others to help, and we knew we wanted a partner to help us offer tea that would be able to stand proudly next to our own great coffee.