Absolute Tea’s journey began long before mine did… It began as a dream in my beautiful boss, Dianne Spence’s mind. Di has spent many years and continues to spend her time infusing the history, legends, culture, customs, ceremonies, characteristics and flavours of tea into her memory and sharing that knowledge with others.
Our paths crossed and my journey began in 2011 when I applied for a job to work in the soon-to-open Flinders Street tearoom. A little piece of luxury in the middle of Townsville, North Queensland. Even though the tearoom was my workplace it soon became one of my favourite hideaways from everyday life. For many reasons the shop is now closed however, our online store is always open.
Encouraged by constant requests from our customers whose tea journeys crossed ours at the tearoom, we created this online store. We hope that you will continue to enjoy browsing and tasting our quality loose leaf blends which will speak for themselves at your very first sip.
Di has decided to pursue her love for tea along other avenues yet I am sure she’ll always be there to look over my shoulder and (hopefully) give that nod of approval. I feel honoured and very lucky that I am able to keep Absolute Tea alive and infuse a little piece of myself into it. My journey has really only just begun and I have much to learn but I hope that you will all come along with me as we explore the world that is tea.
During the coming months, I will be adding more teas, tea ware and tea information and I look forward to you joining us on the journey.
Thank you for visiting our online shop, Sophie Seaden.