Beverages

Elmstock Tea

OVERVIEW

premium quality teas

Founded in Australia by Hilary White in 1979, Elmstock specialises in the sale of premium quality teas, sourced from all the world's major tea growing countries and regions. The fruit and herbal infusions, which are a growing part of our business, are imported from leading producers across the world.

Elmstock Tea Company has a rich tradition of continuous involvement in the tea trade spanning five generations.

Like fine wine, the quality of tea depends on climatic conditions, regional characteristics, the expertise of the plantation manager and the blender. But, also like a good wine, there is only a limited quantity of premium tea available, which is why many of the cheap supermarket teas generally lack quality. In spite of what they claim, mass produced commercial brands are 'blended down' to meet pricing competition and the consumer is therefore deprived of the best quality teas, which are only slightly more expensive.

Boema are proud to support and supply the full range of Elmstock Tea.

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Tea Bags

Teabags do not necessarily give you an inferior cup of tea, it simply comes down to the quality of tea in the teabag. Elmstock provide the best quality teabags available.

We currently have 9 varieties of teabags: Ceylon Pekoe, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Chai, Peppermint, Camomile, Lemongrass & Ginger and Fruit Quencher.

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Gift Boxes

Dark wood mahogany style presentation chests for leaf tea or tea bags. Embossed with gold block lettering they are a popular corporate gift.

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Presentation Packs

Gift packs and specialty products which can be personalized for your corporate use or gifts.

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Catering & Food Service

Our food-service packs are produced to give businesses, restaurants and cafes the best quality tea and teabags at competitive prices. Sealed polybags of 250 tea bags in 9 varieties which can be supplied in mixed cartons of 1000. 

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We have selected tea from the finest tea gardens around the world. Boema supplies up to 100 varieties from Black Tea, Green Tea, Flavoured Tea, White Tea, and Rooibos to name a few.  

Why Choose Elmstock?

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frequently asked questions
From cup to crop? How does Elmstock cultivate their tea?

The tea plant is one of the Camellia family (Camellia Sinensis). The leaves are stiff, shiny and pointed, and the flowers, which resemble the buttercup in shape, are white with golden stems. The plant requires a warm, wet climate with at least 135mm (50 inches) of rain a year and well drained soil. It grows at varying altitudes up to 7000 feet. Elmstock Tea Company has a rich tradition of continuous involvement in the tea trade spanning five generations. 

How does tea get processed?

The freshly gathered shoots are collected and a method of withering, rolling, fermenting and drying, produces the tea which is known as black tea. Black tea makes up most of the international tea trade and is the familiar amber coloured tea, full flavoured with a delicate aroma and should be without bitterness. 

Green tea does not go through the fermenting process and the leaves are heated (roasted in an iron pan or steamed) to prevent fermentation. 

Tasting, Grading & Blending of tea?

In the final sorting or grading, tea acquires the colourful names that are used in the tea trade. They do not refer to the quality but to the size and appearance of the tea. There are two main grades - leaf and broken leaf. 

Leaf Grades: These have larger leaves and are classified as Orange Pekoe and Broken Pekoe. 

Broken Leaf Grades: Broken Orange Pekoe and Broken Pekoe

With Broken leaf types there are further divisions including: 

Fanning's: All small leaf teas. They make stronger tea than broken leaves. 

Dust: The smallest leaf particle size and it is certainly not 'dust from the factory floor' 

Freshness and storage of Elmstock Tea?

Because tea easily absorbs moisture and odours, it must be stored in a dry airtight container (not clear glass) in a cool dry place, away from direct light and separated from any strong scented items, such as coffee and vegetables. Because light breaks down the quality of tea, glass containers are not suitable for the storage of tea unless stored away from light. 

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