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Betjeman and Burton tea?

Bob Dobalina Jan 7, 2007 11:45 AM

A family member received some bags of excellent tea as part of a gift basket from this store, supposedly Paris tea merchants. Each individual tea bag is woven silk, with no staple. It seems very unique and for a tea drinker, a very nice gift indeed.

I tried to google the name, etc. and came up with one hit, but hardly what I was hoping to find, namely a company website from which I could order more.

Any help would be appreciated.

  1. plum Jan 7, 2007 08:22 PM

    Here's Betjeman and Burton's English-language website. They don't have any stores in North America but they ship to the US (no idea of cost with the euro clobbering the dollar at the moment).

    http://www.betjemanandbarton.com/en/index.htm

    There are an increasing number of teas available in these nice pyramid shaped bags - I think they are called "tea sachets". And fortunately they are becoming more popular here in the US, so they aren't very hard to find.

    I like the tea sachets from US tea blender Harney and Sons. They have pretty gift tins, as well as bulk packs of 50 for $19. Their website is at http://www.harney.com.

    Even Lipton is retailing some teas in the supermarket with these nylon sachets, although I haven't tried them (the flavours seem rather awful):
    http://www.liptont.com/our_products/p...

    Good luck finding something you'll like!

    1. notmartha Jan 8, 2007 02:45 AM

      I had no luck finding Bjetleman & Barton teas in the US either. Last time I checked the shipping was over $20 for the amount of tea I wanted to order, so I bailed (will stock up when we visit Paris this June).

      For similar tea in the mesh bag, whole leaf try:
      - mightyleaf (mightyleaf.com). I know Cost Plus Imports sell them, so does a lot of regular tea shops. I like their vanilla and also the orange dulce flavors
      - Revolution Tea (revolutiontea.com). Ginger peach is nice.
      - forte tea seems to be mentioned quite often in CH. Never tried, but Orgins seems to have them.
      - Coffee beans and tea leaf also seem to carry some - at least I got some bagged tea as xmas present last month. I haven't try them though, but expect them to be decent
      - If there's a Lupicia store near you (California or Hawaii), they also have mesh tea bags with exotic flavors.

      Lipton's nylon sachet tea is not very good, IMHO.

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        ankitlochan Mar 9, 2007 03:01 AM

        hi!
        a persnal advise.
        try loose leaf tea instead of tea bag tea - tea bag tea is normally of inferior quality.
        once you try loose leaf tea you will understand the diffrence.
        some good sources of loose leaf tea are www.lotusteahouse.com , www.wildorchidtea.com
        , www.teasource.com

        ave a nice day !

        ankit

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          jafi Mar 25, 2008 09:27 AM

          They do have 1 location selling B&B in Montreal
          Canada
          Fouvrac - Maison des Thés
          1400 rue Fleury Est
          Montreal Quebec
          + 1 514 381 8871

          I have not tried calling them so I don't know if they are English fluent. No web site or online ordering. I would rather find a way to order from Canada than Europe. Even with the US dollar decline shipping from Canada is so much cheaper it would be a better deal.

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