Dorset Tea: A Cup of Sunshine!
Our small but extremely popular selection of Dorset Tea products have been inspired by the beautiful county of Dorset. Every "cup of sunshine" has a delicious twist and tastes as good as the sunshine makes us feel.
Is Dorset Tea Strawberries & Cream Tea vegan?
What tea bags are biodegradable?
Dorset Tea Bags are made from sustainably sourced wood pulp and vegetable starch, making them 100% biodegradable. They can be industrially composted too, so just pop them in your Food waste bin once you’ve made your cuppa.
Can tea bag packaging be recycled?
Yes! Dorset's recyclable boxes have been specially designed too, so that they don’t require an inner foil or outer plastic to keep the tea bags within them fresh. In fact this unique and fully sustainable packaging will ensure your Dorset Tea Bags are as fresh and delicious as ever!
Is tea grown in Dorset?
Yes! While we may tend to think of tea only being able to grow in hot & humid climates like India and China, there are well known horticultural nurseries in Wimborne, Dorset, which grow hundreds of Camellia sinensis tea plants each and every season.
What tea bags do not contain plastic?
Dorset Tea Bags don't contain plastic, and are instead made from a plant-based, heat sealable paper.
What is the most sustainable tea brand?
Dorset Tea surely has to be a worthy contender, especially when you consider that their deliciously premium teas are naturally naked; packaged in biodegradable tea bags within a fully recyclable box. In fact, respecting and looking after the natural environment is an integral part of Dorset Tea's business plan, which is why they support the Marine Conservation Society and Rainforest Alliance.
Who owns Dorset tea?
Spicers (named after Dorset Teas founder Keith Spicer) own Dorset Tea. In 1934 Keith started blending teas in his Bournemouth kitchen. Equipped with an old butcher’s bike he set out to deliver his creations to businesses around Dorset. 75 years later in 2009, Dorset Tea was created to celebrate Keith’s work and the natural beauty and sunshine of Dorset - that’s why each product is often referred to as “a cup of sunshine.”