Tea Mandala grew from a desire to share how much more tea can be when its prepared with a little extra love and attention.
For us, this means:
- sourcing the highest quality ingredients and handcrafting our teas in small batches to ensure freshness and full flavour
- introducing you to more imaginative ways of brewing your tea
- encouraging you to bring mindfulness into your tea drinking experience
Through our events and our selection of organic loose-leaf teas and herbal infusions, Tea Mandala hopes to promote vibrant health and wellbeing while providing a delightful sensory taste experience. Drawing from the ancient tea cultures of China and Japan, and Yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle practices of India, we hope to inspire you to really take your time to enjoy your tea slowly, awakening your senses, calming your mind, and savouring the flavours, sip by sip, infusion by infusion.
All Tea Mandala blends are handcrafted in small batches to ensure freshness and full flavour. Our organic loose-leaf teas are better for you, and better for the environment. You can see exactly what you’re getting – no hidden nasties, and no plastic woven into the tea bags. Good quality tea like ours can be re-infused multiple times before composting, and our packaging is biodegradable too.
We hope you enjoy our teas as much as we do!
Our founder, Kalpa, worked as a Tea Specialist for a group of popular cafés in Manchester before training as an Ayurvedic Herbalist. She has always been captivated by the variety of ways herbs and teas are prepared, enjoyed, and used medicinally by different cultures. This started at home with the legendary Indian Masala Chai, characterised by aromatic spices prepared in countless combinations, each aunty with her own unique secret for making it taste so good. She was fascinated by the vast selection of teas she encountered in the tea houses of Eastern Europe, and eventually found herself in the misty mountains of China and Taiwan sipping the finest of Wulong teas. Inspiration was brewing long before she realised.
From a kitchen cupboard overflowing with herbs, teas, and tales collected while travelling all over the world, and a series of interactive pop up tea stalls, tasting events and markets, Tea Mandala was born.