Basilur Tea – The 5,000-year-old tradition maintained in high quality of tea, and presentation turned into a piece of art.
We are proud to source some of the finest quality teas in the world and bring it right here to New Zealand for all of us to enjoy. Basilur Teas are very unique – it’s packed and shipped within a matter of days of harvesting, leaving all the goodness & freshness in tea. Basilur Teas are sourced and blended by master tea specialists with vast experience in fine teas. There’s a stunning variety of over 90 blends including classic teas and teasanes as well as with added pieces of fruits, flowers, berries, herbs and natural flavours that provide a delightful and refreshing tea drinking experience. The exquisite packaging and unique flavours of Basilur Tea make it a perfect gift for any occasion.
We are a wholesale and distribution company who sells premium product into boutique, high end department stores, gift stores, flower shops and for corporate gifts. We also have a specific range perfect for gourmet food stores, cafes, restaurants, hotels, quality bed and breakfast and luxury lodge. The product is available for purchase on a wholesale basis and we are delighted to already be supplying many high end retail outlets and establishments. Also for your convenience you can purchase your favorite Basilur blends online. Please contact us for any enquiries.
History and Etiquette
Once upon a ‘Tea-Time’…
There lived an emperor named Shen Nung in China over 5000 years ago. He was a skilled ruler, creative scientist and a patron of the Arts who made it a rule to boil water before consumption as a hygienic precaution. One day while a pot of water was kept to boil, he made an amazing discovery by a fluke. A few dried out leaves which fell into the simmering water changed its colour and out of curiosity the emperor tasted the new concoction to realize it was truly refreshing. This was how the tea was discovered and before long it was popularized across China by the emperor as a natural beverage. Today Tea has gained a tremendous popularity throughout the world as a hot and cold drink, both natural and healthy, which comes in an extensive array of gourmet flavours to the delight of your taste buds.
We have come a long way from the straight-laced Victorian tea times when tea etiquette was first established, but we can still set aside our fast paced lives for a little bit of gentility and spend some time to enjoy… Invitations are a must when inviting friends to an afternoon tea. This gives the hostess the opportunity to instruct her guests on what to wear or bring to the tea party. The Table allows an intimate gathering with just a few friends for all the guests to be seated at one table and the use of china. The pieces do not have to match and bone china is not necessary… How to Properly Drink your Tea First and foremost – never hold your cup with your pinkie finger extended. This is improper and in most social settings is considered rude. Place your index finger into the handle of the cup up to the knuckle while placing your thumb on the top of the handle to secure the cup. The bottom of the handle should then rest on your third finger. The fourth and fifth fingers should curve back towards your wrist. When you taking a sip of tea do not look around at the other guests, but lower your eyes so you can see what you are doing and not spill your tea down the front of your blouse or dress. When your cup is low try to avoid the temptation of swirling the tea in the cup. How embarrassing if some should happen to slosh onto the tablecloth and we all know how easily tea can stain…