Bellocq’s carefully selected, single-origin tea offerings originate from the finest estates in China, Japan, India, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Malawi and are exclusively full leaf, almost entirely organic, and sourced from high elevation gardens. Started by founders Michael Shannon and Heidi Johannsen Stewart as a year long pop up in London in 2010, they have since moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Each one of Bellocq’s teas are hand-blended and packaged on-site in the production facility at the rear of their studio. Selections are the result of rigorous sourcing and lengthy tastings. The one unifying factor is exceptional quality and a beautiful flavour profile. Several months each year are still spent abroad revisiting estates, sourcing new teas, and ensuring the quality behind the tea’s cultivation and its processing.
Just as the slow food movement continues to offer a welcome antidote to the mass industrial food production, so is Bellocq ushering in a new age for the conservative and mass-produced tea market.