Tea has an ancient and rich history that spans from the 3rd century AD and reaches across the globe. Tea originated in China, but it has traveled and morphed across borders since it’s beginnings. There are a plethora of teas available today, from all corners of the world, and Jungle Jim’s International Market carries an increasingly wide variety from all over. So let’s take a little time this month to talk about tea from all over the world that we offer right here in your own backyard!
Did you know? There are an estimated 3,000 different varieties of tea.
Today is the final edition of our Discoveries at the Jungle Tea Month! Our final choices for the month are Bewley’s Original Blend Tea from Ireland and Loyd Citrus Tea from Poland.
Bewley’s Original Blend Tea - In 1835, Samuel Bewley and his son Charles imported over 2,000 chests of tea directly from China to Dublin. They were the first to break the East India Tea Company’s crushing monopoly - thus Bewley’s was born. This tea is an original blend of teas from Kenya, Rwanda, Assam and India to create a strong, refreshing Irish blend.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Irish Section // Eastgate Location: Yellow Aisle 7
Did you know? The United States consumes 1.42 million pounds of tea a day.
Loyd Citrus Tea - Coming out of Poland, Loyd is a new player in the tea world, but don’t let that fool you. Their team is full of experts who have already been winning awards and distinctions there. This is their citrus black tea, made from a blend of leaves from India and Indonesia, which are enriched with orange and lemon flavors.
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange Aisle 18 // Eastgate Location: Yellow Aisle 6
Did you know? Over 3 million tons of tea are produced each year.
These are only a few of the thousands of teas that we carry here at Jungle Jim’s International Market. What are some of your favorites?
Check out our past featured teas:
Onno Tee and Inca's Herbs Yacon Tea
Rosamonte Yerba Mate and Caribbean Dreams Jamaican Sorrel Tea
PG Tips and Five Roses Tea
Wagh Bakri and Caykur Filiz Cayi Tea
Maeda-en Matcha Green Tea and Butterfly Jasmine Dragon Pearl Tea