1: A 17th Century disease in which the stimulating effects of tea promoted many undesirable practices in normally fine, proper English ladies and gentlemen; freedom of thought, looseness of the tongue, gossip and scandal.
2: A bogus disease treated seriously by the Court Physician in England during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Well-mannered ladies and gentlemen would never demean themselves by engaging in gossip or indecent conversation; clearly it had to be the effects of tea, a fairly new elixir from the mysterious East.
For centuries there’s been a lot of myth, confusion and misinformation about tea. For us, the worst is the false notion that tea is complicated. Honestly, it’s just leaves and water.
Our goal at Tattle Tea® is to de-mystify tea. Steeping the perfect cup of tea is simple and quick; anyone can do it. Loose leaf teas are a gourmet, premium product - but this does not mean you have to be a sommelier to enjoy them. There is an endless wealth of information about tea, but it only takes the basics to begin. Our job is to simplify tea and provide you with everything necessary to enjoy your cup to the fullest. We will slowly ease you deeper and deeper into the tea world when you’re ready.
While Tattle Tea® is a new endeavor for us, we have been selling handcrafted teas since 2004 as Coffee Bean Direct. It was time for our teas to have their own identity, so we used all the lessons we have learned over the years to really up our game. To ensure that every type of tea drinker will find their new favorite, we have expanded our line-up and created some unique and imaginative new teas to set us apart. The launch of Tattle Tea® was years in the making, but this is just the beginning. Even the wisest, most sage tea masters will tell you that there is always something new to learn.