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OUR STORY

W elcome to ESSENCESIP - home for premium quality, artisans handcrafted tea.  Our goal is to change the way people think about tea and introduce them to a new world of finest organic teas.

What Makes Us Different

T he traditional tea route takes between 6-8 months for teas, once produced, to reach the consumer- which almost kills the freshness and flavor of the tea.

Here, we become the single link between the manufacturer and the consumer- thus reducing the distribution time. So that you get the luxury of tasting tea at is best. So that you can enjoy the subtle, sublime delights of handcrafted tea - a pleasure very rare to find!

The tea that you purchase in the market currently comes with a lot of challenges. First, they’re not of the best quality as they are labeled. Second, they aren’t fresh. And third, they are laden with chemicals.

Here at ESSENCESIP we solve all 3 problems. Every Tea that you buy from us is procured from the world's most famous tea gardens. Handcrafted by tea artisans, these teas are made in unique ways that have been passed down through generations and used for centuries.

How It All Started...

A visit to the tea mountains of Fujian province, China changed my life. What struck me the most was the fact that the tea growers were so in love with their tea gardens and the nature surrounding them.

I have been a tea drinker all my life, but when I came here, I realised that I know nothing about tea. After spending a month with local tea growers, helping them in fields, making tea, and learning about it, I fell in love with this drink- even more. This time it made a place in my heart!

Coming back from China, I spent a lot of time looking for similar tea options in local markets, neighbour countries or internet- but failed!

After six months, I decided to go back to China again and found out that only a few people outside China really understand tea, its taste, the way it is grown and made.. In the East, tea manufacturers kept the best tea to themselves and pawned off second-rate dross in the foreign markets.

These 2 visits helped me meet renowned figures in the tea industry.. But what bothered me most was- when I go back, I am going to miss this fresh and refreshing tea that I had the fortune of drinking in the mountains. How could I take this taste, this flavour back home? How could I evoke the same nostalgic, delectable feeling?

That’s how ESSENCESIP started. To provide the same tea-drinking experience that I had felt while in China.

A Cup of Joy - The Magic of Artisanal Teas

A rtisanal tea is made by small, family-owned businesses who have been growing tea for centuries. Their tea making techniques are preserved and kept secret. These teas are prized for their masterful processing and minimal production quantities- which makes them exquisite! Similar to fine wine or chocolate, these are some of the best teas the world has to offer.  

That’s why we sell our teas in small and limited batches- so that we retain the authenticity of tea making. And retain the beauty and taste of handcrafted tea.

Giving Back to Nature

F rom the start, for me, ESSENCESIP hasn’t just been about selling tea. I strongly believe in the cause of giving back- it keeps me grounded and gives me a purpose. Every year, we donate 10% of all our profits to various nonprofit organizations that support our planet.

It’s also so important that we stay in this together.

One lesson that I’ve learned, and that this pandemic is certainly teaching us, is that we’re not in isolation. The problems we’re facing now have to be solved on a global basis, and can only be solved by people working together.

So when you purchase from us, you are doing good for your health and well-being of this planet!

My thanks to all of you. It means a lot.

Tomas Navakauskas,
Founder of ESSENCESIP Tea Co.