Thieves’ Tea

There’s always a story

Limited Batch. Loose Leaf. Thieves' Tea.

Tea to be brewed & shared. Every sip of ethically sourced single plantation tea has an impact.
Handpicked Thieves' Tea

Re-think Tea

Our teas are sourced from a variety of small local tea estates over the island country of Sri Lanka. They are grown organically, handpicked by expert pluckers and handled by artisans. Like fine wines, the tea flavours are as diverse as the climates they are grown in. The journey from plant to cup is direct.

Thieves’ Tea is the home of innovation, bringing the ‘Natural Tea Bag’ and our ‘Thieves Ceramic Jug’ to New Zealand tea drinkers.

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Handpicked Thieves' Tea

Re-think Tea

Our teas are sourced from a variety of small local tea estates over the island country of Sri Lanka. They are grown organically, handpicked by expert pluckers and handled by artisans. Like fine wines, the tea flavours are as diverse as the climates they are grown in. The journey from plant to cup is direct.

Thieves’ Tea is the home of innovation, bringing the ‘Natural Tea Bag’ and our ‘Thieves Ceramic Jug’ to New Zealand tea drinkers.

Tea Shop

Picking Tea Leaves for Thieves Tea in Sri Lanka plantation
Are you looking for a special brew?

Authentic Thieves' Tea

Are you looking for a special brew?

Authentic Thieves' Tea

We don’t think there is anyone who would know how to brew tea better than the pluckers who harvest the leaves daily.

So… We bring to you our Authentic Thieves’ Tea. Freshly plucked tea leaves are pounded leaves in a stone Vangedi by the pluckers themselves in the traditional Sri Lankan way, the way they make tea for themselves in their own homes.

The result is one of our favourite teas! Full of flavour and easy to drink with or without milk. 

Note: This is not a Thieves Oil Tea

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100% Pure

Cold Brew Tea

Organic Lemongrass Tisane is packed with antioxidants, organic & caffeine free. Add a drop of lemon or soda to discover why we call it our Chameleon Tea.

100% Pure

Cold Brew Tea

Organic Lemongrass Tisane is packed with antioxidants, organic & caffeine free. Add a drop of lemon or soda to discover why we call it our Chameleon Tea.

Our Plantations

Creating a difference

At Thieves Tea we know our pluckers.

Our teas are plucked by people who want to pluck tea.

Every sip of ethically sourced pure connects you directly to the plantation. 

High quality, sustainably sourced teas from single estate tea plantations.  Our teas are organically grown, handpicked and come with a history as distinct as the flavour.

We have chosen small farmers, inherently community based and inclusive tea estates with a positive social impact. Each estate shares a commitment to community, sustainability and regeneration.

Estate Stories
Our Plantations

Creating a difference

Pink Green Ceylon Tea Leaves growing at Forest Hill

At Thieves Tea we know our pluckers.

Our teas are plucked by people who want to pluck tea.

Every sip of ethically sourced pure connects you directly to the plantation. 

High quality, sustainably sourced teas from single estate tea plantations.  Our teas are organically grown, handpicked and come with a history as distinct as the flavour.

We have chosen small farmers, inherently community based and inclusive tea estates with a positive social impact. Each estate shares a commitment to community, sustainability and regeneration.

Estate Stories

Tea Picker holding basket and I plucked your tea sign
Reviews

Happy Tea Drinkers

“The lemongrass tisane is absolutely pure! I love the story of Ashok inventing the lemongrass cutting machine. It adds to the authenticity and uniqueness of the tea”. Neal, AUS

“Authentic Thieves Tea tastes and smells just like Sri Lanka. It’s like I have gone back to visit. How can so much flavour be in this loose leaf tea compared to tea bags?” Alice, NZ

“I had never heard of the natural tea bags until I discovered Thieves Tea. What a treat! I was able to use them 3 times without loss of flavour.” Naomi, NZ

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Reviews

Happy Tea Drinkers

“The lemongrass tisane is absolutely pure! I love the story of Ashok inventing the lemongrass cutting machine. It adds to the authenticity and uniqueness of the tea”. Neal, AUS

“Authentic Thieves Tea tastes and smells just like Sri Lanka. It’s like I have gone back to visit. How can so much flavour be in this loose leaf tea compared to tea bags?” Alice, NZ

“I had never heard of the natural tea bags until I discovered Thieves Tea. What a treat! I was able to use them 3 times without loss of flavour.” Naomi, NZ

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Doing Good

The Thieves' Advantage

Thieves Tea Worker in Plantation with I Made Your Tea Sign
Doing Good

The Thieves' Advantage

Doing good has never tasted better. Each of the tea gardens we work with has been responsibly sourced, what does that mean? We ask questions and listen to the answers, there is always more to learn! We get to know the owners and the workers, we don’t just want to know about the quality of the tea (although that has to be fantastic) we want to be sure that each bag of tea we sell is doing good for the local community where our favourite tea plantations are.

This in itself is no small task but we like to aim high! .