What is this “chest tea” stuff?
Chest tea refers to the container in which bulk tea (loose tea leaves) is shipped from the county of origin. Historically the chest is a wooden crate stamped with the tea name, grade, date of harvest and the port of origin. A typical chest weighs between 44 to 74 pounds.
Old City Coffee imports all bulk tea in Chest form. “So what?” You say?
The tea packed at origin by the growers is not opened again (save for perhaps customs officials) until it reaches Old City Coffee! You can be even more assured that what you are buying is as it is labeled, and is extremely fresh!