About Us

Tea to wow your senses

Our Story

It was on a trip to China that we first saw a flowering tea unfurl before our eyes, transforming into a delicate bloom floating in hot water. And the jasmine scented tea was like nectar. We were hooked and knew immediately we wanted to bring these treasures back to the UK.

We started the Exotic Teapot over 10 years ago with a commitment to sharing this experience wide & far. Quality comes first because, as ancient tea cultures know, tea should activate all your senses at once. With the finest tea leaves, the right teaware & a little skill, drinking from the humble tea leaf becomes an immersive experience.

As our interest grew in the noble traditions of tea, we became teaware specialists, designing our own glass teapots with laboratory grade borosilicate glass so that our customers could watch their tea leaves tango behind glass.

Our devotion to tea, the quality of leaf & the processes behind it, show in every cup; all necessary to produce a word that isn’t really a word but a reaction: ‘wow’.

Our Team

We remain a small independent tea and teaware supplier, and we’re proud of it. Our founders, Paul and Nadia are now surrounded by a small team of creative, talented people who love to share their passion for exotic tea.

We are based in (sometimes) sunny Bournemouth and do everything we can to bring you the experience of tea, from keeping the quality sky-high but the price affordable, to gorgeous handmade packaging, caring customer service, generous knowledge & fast delivery.

We have formed long-standing relationships with artisan tea suppliers around the world. Many of them are like extended family to us. Likewise, our glassmakers are small family businesses that specialise in traditional techniques. Our blenders are some of the finest anywhere in the world.

We hope you will join our extended family of tea makers & drinkers and please send us your feedback by joining our community online.

The Exotic Teapot