Hi! Nice to meet you. How about a cup of tea?

Welcome to The Tea Merchant, if you're new to loose leaf tea or are already a connoisseur you'll find everything you need for the ultimate tea experience! Either pop into one of our retail stores in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth or shop online and have it delivered direct to your door, nationwide!

Free shipping on orders over R500 or alternatively a delivery fee of R50. Enjoy!

If you would like to contact us for online store enquiries, please email online@theteamerchant.co.za

Oh, here's your cup of tea by the way.

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Fruit tea gift set
Fruit tea gift set R 220.00
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Soft Wild Berry
Soft Wild Berry R 160.00
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Rooibos Shangri La
Rooibos Shangri La R 160.00
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200ml Borosilicate Glass Teapot
200ml Borosilicate Glass Teapot R 330.00
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Moringa
Moringa R 160.00
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Black Tea gift set
Black Tea gift set R 220.00
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Mate Tea Sao Paulo
Mate Tea Sao Paulo R 120.00 R 160.00
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Stardust
Stardust R 120.00 R 160.00
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Midsummer Organic
Midsummer Organic R 120.00 R 160.00
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Darjeeling Selimbong
Darjeeling Selimbong R 160.00
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Sama Doyo 600ml Borosilicate Glass teapot with warmer
Sama Doyo 600ml Borosilicate Glass teapot with warmer R 490.00 R 690.00
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900ml Glass Teapot with French Press Infuser
900ml Glass Teapot with French Press Infuser R 484.50
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Kinto plug ice tea maker 1.2L - white
Kinto plug ice tea maker 1.2L - white R 550.00
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Kinto CARAT teapot 850ml
Kinto CARAT teapot 850ml R 590.00
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1200ml Double Handle Cast Iron Teapot – Black
1200ml Double Handle Cast Iron Teapot – Black R 930.00
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Kinto loop tea strainer - black
Kinto loop tea strainer - black R 280.00
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850ml Glass Teapot With Duck Egg Infuser
850ml Glass Teapot With Duck Egg Infuser R 450.00
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Kinto Plump 450ml
Kinto Plump 450ml R 400.00
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News

Tea Health, Tea Clippers & The Tea Bag. Join us for our final leg of the tea journey!

September 26, 2017

In our last article, we explored the growth and development of tea in Britain, and with it, the exorbitant taxes that were attached to tea. These high taxation laws led to the illegal tea smuggling trade, which contributed to more than double the volume of tea imports during the 18th century. If you missed the last article, make sure to read it on our blog.

In this article, we’re looking into the tea and health debate, tea trading and consumption, and how this has influenced our modern-day tea drinking. This article concludes our Tea Journey, and we’re very excited to announce one lucky winner on 29 September 2017. It’s not too late to enter, so give this article a read, then simply share it on Facebook and tag The Tea Merchant for your chance to win a tea hamper to the value of R500.

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Travelling through time on our tea journey!

September 20, 2017

We all know that tea drinking forms part of our everyday ritual now, and we often take this for granted in our busy hustle and bustle. But did you know that tea wasn’t always so accessible? In years before us, tea came with incredibly high taxation, which created a divide between the rich and poor, and ultimately lead to tea smuggling. In the below article, we unpack the high demand for tea in Britain, and provide insight into the illegal tea industry.

More so than any other population, the British people took tea drinking to a new level, showing huge enthusiasm and revelry over this new-found drink. Tea soon became a popular drink in many coffee houses around Britain. These coffee shops served as both a place to transact for business purposes, as well as relax for pleasure, although coffee shops were only frequented by middle and upper-class men, while women drank tea in the confines of their own home.

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