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Thieves' Tea

Ingredients - singe estate, organically grown black tea

A Picker's Pocket specialty.

We don’t think there is anyone who would know how to brew tea better than the pluckers who harvest our fresh tea leaves daily.

This black tea is made the same way that estate workers make tea at home. 

With limited resources to process the tea, the leaves are pounded in a stone ‘Vangedi’ in village homes by the pluckers themselves before oxidising and drying.

It’s illegal to make this tea on the big estates since it means the workers must be ‘pocketing’ the leaves! Thieves’ Tea is grown at our organic garden in the hills above Ravana Waterfall in Sri Lanka’s cooler mountain region, the Uva Province.

The result is one of our favourite loose leaf teas that’s full of flavour and easy to drink with or without milk.

Brewing black tea

Use boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes.

Brewing green tea

Use boiling water and brew for 2 minutes.

Brewing herbal tea

Use boiling water and brew for approx 5 minutes.

Brewing white tea

Use 80'c water and brew for approx 5 minutes.


Yes! Tea is known to be packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease. Regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness. 

Flavours vary from region to region, as does the caffeine content. The climate, soil, and rainfall all effect the caffeine levels in tea as it is a natural product harvested from the camellia sinensis plant. The level of caffeine in our loose leaf teas vary. Herbal tisanes such as our Pure Peppermint and Blue Lemongrass are caffeine free.

Fully fermented black tea leaves which are the basis of all breakfast teas contain the highest amount of caffeine. Green tea has less caffeine, followed by white tea which contains a minimal amount of caffeine. While you will get a caffeine hit from your pot of tea, it is significantly less than you would from coffee.

Artisinal loose leaf teas are created in smaller batches and hand-picked from single estates. We know exactly where all our tea is grown, and who grows it. We want to be sure that each bag of tea we sell is doing good for the local community where our favourite tea plantations are.

Absolutely! Tea is made to be brewed and shared and it's the perfect gift for the novice or expert tea drinker in your life. If you're unsure of what kind of tea to gift - you could choose a gift card or flick us an email and we'll help you decide!