Loose Leaf Tea

Our range of loose leaf teas offers a soothing way to find natural calm. Whether enjoyed first thing in the morning or after a long day, they’re sure to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Loose leaf tea is the freshest and most authentic way to enjoy tea, all you need is a teapot, a strainer, and a pouch of one of our loose tea leaf blends. You’re sure to find something in our range of specialist teas that takes your fancy.

We source the finest loose leaf teas from around the world and prepare them at our UK-based premises, ensuring we can get them to you as quickly as possible. Each blend is carefully selected for its unique flavour profile and health benefits, providing you with a delightful tea-drinking experience.

Our selection includes the best loose leaf tea options, from classic black and green teas to unique herbal and fruit blends. Loose leaf teas offer superior quality and flavour compared to bagged teas, as the larger leaves retain more essential oils and aromas, resulting in a richer, more satisfying brew.

Among our offerings, you'll find exquisite loose leaf fruit tea blends that combine the natural sweetness of fruit with the robust flavours of premium tea leaves. These blends are perfect for those who enjoy a fruity twist in their tea, providing a refreshing and invigorating beverage that can be enjoyed hot or iced.

We take pride in offering the best loose leaf tea UK customers can rely on. Our commitment to quality means that every pouch of tea is packed with care to preserve its freshness and flavour. Whether you are a seasoned tea connoisseur or new to the world of loose leaf teas, our range has something to suit every palate.

We provide free UK delivery on all orders over £30 and offer 0% finance options too. This makes it easy and affordable to explore our extensive range of loose leaf teas without worrying about additional shipping costs. Our goal is to make high-quality, authentic loose leaf teas accessible to everyone in the UK.

If you’re unsure exactly which tea is for you, get in touch with our team of experts who will be more than happy to help. Our knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations based on your taste preferences and health goals, ensuring you find the perfect tea to complement your lifestyle.

At Natural Thrive, we believe in the power of tea to enhance well-being and bring moments of tranquility into your day. Explore our range of loose leaf teas today and discover the difference that quality and expertise can make. From soothing herbal blends to invigorating black teas, each cup is a journey of flavour and relaxation.

Our commitment to sustainability means that our teas are sourced from growers who use environmentally friendly practices. This ensures that you can enjoy your tea knowing that it has been produced with care for both people and the planet. Choose from our selection of loose leaf teas and experience the best that nature has to offer.

In conclusion, our range of loose leaf teas provides a premium tea-drinking experience that is both enjoyable and beneficial for your health. With free delivery on orders over £30 and a variety of high-quality blends to choose from, there has never been a better time to indulge in the best loose leaf tea UK has to offer. Order today and start your journey towards a more relaxed and refreshed you.

About Natural Thrive

A family owned and run business, Natural Thrive was launched from our collective passion for natural teas and supplements and the many benefits they can bring to support the body, soul and mind. Being family-run, you can be assured a very close-knit team is looking after your order to make sure everything goes smoothly from the moment a purchase is made. With our close family working practices, we keep tight cost controls over our processes, ensuring efficiency at every stage so we can keep our prices low and our products affordable for everyone.

We have pharmaceutical experience within our team, which brings an added edge to our day-to-day operations, ensuring research, sourcing, manufacture and production of all of our supplements follows a strict scientific process to ensure certified  purity of all of our supplements and powders.

We produce all of our supplements, powders and teas on-site at our facility in the Midlands, with long-standing processes we adhere to over quality and production. All our supplements are produced to the highest standards of quality and purity, and we take pride in the quality of our natural products.

We are proud of our values at Natural Thrive, working hard to ensure every aspect of our business adheres to ethical principles. With our love for the natural world, and are also working to be a fully sustainable business in the future - at present we try to minimise our impact on the environment but have further to go.


It’s understandable that many people don’t know how to make loose leaf tea, after all, the teabag has been so prevalent in society for so long now, that preparing loose leaf tea seems like a bit of a waste of time. However we’re here to tell you that’s not the case and that it’s by far the best way to enjoy a nice cuppa tea. 

It’s much easier to brew a pot of loose leaf tea than you think too. First of all, you need to ensure that the ratio of water to tea is just right. We find that around 5g of tea for every 400ml of water does the trick. 

One distinction to remember with loose leaf tea is that if you prefer a stronger tea, not to brew it for longer like you might with a teabag, as that’ll just make it taste bitter. Instead add another scoop of tea instead.

When it comes to brewing the tea itself, we suggest using a roomy teapot that filters the tea when you pour it into your cup. Rather than teapots that have filter baskets as they actually restrict the tea’s ability to absorb the water as much, resulting in less flavour. 

As for the temperature, different types of teas actually require different temperatures to produce the best results. For example, black teas need 100 degree water to brew, whilst green teas need a lower temperature of 85 degrees, if brewed too hot, they’ll taste too bitter.

Once your loose leaf tea is brewing, it’s best to kick back, relax and let it do its thing. No stirring or fiddling with the leaves, just let your tea brew and maybe get the biscuits out in preparation.

Many loose leaf teas are best enjoyed without any added ingredients such as milk or sugar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add them if you desire. Our loose leaf teas can be enjoyed with or without milk, with some teas ‘best’ enjoyed without milk and others that are still great if you are partial to a splash of milk.

If you’re wanting to enjoy the pleasures of loose leaf tea and you don’t have an infuser at hand, why not use the traditional Chinese blowing technique? Simply place the loose leaf tea into your cup and pour your water directly into the cup. Once you’ve left it to brew and you’re ready to enjoy your cuppa, simply blow as you are about to take each sip. This will push the leaves away from your mouth and to the bottom of the cup, ensuring you won’t swallow them.

Unfortunately loose leaf tea does lose its freshness, aroma and flavour over time, but how long does it take before it’s no longer at its best? 

It all depends on how it’s stored and what type of tea it is, however generally, most loose leaf teas are most flavourful from 12 to 24 months. This is when they retain most of their flavour and aroma. Whilst loose leaf tea is certainly safe to consume after 24 months, the chances are that it won’t be anywhere near as flavourful, so it’s best to enjoy loose leaf tea before that point.

However there are some loose leaf teas that have either shorter or longer ‘shelf lives’, for example, some green and white teas are best consumed before 12 months due to their minimal oxidation. Whilst Black and Oolong teas can actually retain their flavour and aroma beyond 24 months due to the more extensive oxidation that they go through. 

No matter the type of loose leaf tea, it’s important to store them correctly though. As many elements such as moisture, air, light and temperature can all have an effect on the quality of the tea. It’s important to store loose leaf tea in airtight, non-porous and opaque containers such as ceramic jars or tins with tight seals. Taking these steps will help to ensure that your loose leaf tea stays fresher for longer.

Tea bags are great, they’re convenient, you can easily find your favourites in the supermarket and they allow you to enjoy a cuppa in no time. However there’s nothing like the taste and experience when drinking traditional loose leaf tea. 

The taste that comes out of the larger leaves present in loose leaf tea is much more intense and flavourful than the small leaves present in tea bags. Plus, tea leaves need room to breathe to actually provide the flavours that they’re capable of. Being free of the cramped tea bag, loose leaf tea has plenty of room to absorb the water, which results in a really flavourful brew. 

So whilst tea bags are convenient and an easy way to enjoy a cuppa in no time, loose leaf teas are the traditional and more flavourful way to enjoy a cup of tea.

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John Alan

Verified Customer

“ Ordered for the first time from Natural Thrive. The Website site is comprehensive and easy to use. Delivery is good. ”

8 year 1 months ago

Fran G

Verified Customer

“ This was my first purchase from Natural Thrive and I was very impressed. The website was easy to navigate & a good delivery service. Great products ”

8 year 1 months ago

John M

Verified Customer

“ My order arrived promptly and everything I ordered was delivered. The quality is great. I look forward to ordering again. ”

8 year 1 months ago

Colette M

Verified Customer

“ Always delivered promptly, with fantastic quality and price. I have been ordering for months and am always happy with them. highly recommend ”

8 year 1 months ago

Amber Armytage

Verified Customer

“ Ordered on Thursday and received my order on Friday, cant get any better service. Great price for turkey tail and fantastic price. ”

8 year 1 months ago

Maxine S

Verified Customer

“This is a Company that cares, and from both my experience and Family members, it is in every way excellent in the Herbal material, service, packing and fast delivery! Highly recommended!”

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