Everyone's got a story

From Turmoil to Tea.


A Boy's Dream

Founder of OTeas, Paresh Thakkar, grew up in the green, calm, beautiful highland tea plantations of East Africa. Instantly enamoured by the stunning greenery and the delicious beverage it represented, young Paresh dreamed of owning his own tea company one day.

Sadly, while Paresh was still a child, political turmoil forced him and his parents to abandon their family home and relocate to Britain. Despite the hardship and displacement, Paresh never gave up on that dream, and it came true when he founded OTeas. 

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
if you are depressed, it will cheer you;
if you are excited, it will calm you.
— William Ewart Gladstone

Why Oteas?




OTeas responsibly source and blend only the highest quality teas from around the world.  Unlike mass produced tea bags where ingredients are crushed, ripped and curled, our blends contain only the highest quality whole leaf teas, herbs, flowers, spices and other natural ingredients. 


Our pyramid-shaped

tea bags

OTeas' attractive, corn-based pyramid tea bags are fully biodegradable, as is the string and the paper tag. We cut and seal them ourselves, ultrasonically That means no plastic, or heat sealing is required ensuring that our teas deliver a super fresh taste experience every single time.


We’re independent

and flexible

OTeas is proud to be an innovative British tea specialist.  Unlike large corporate tea companies we are very close to our customers, so if there’s a tea that you don’t see here please drop us a line.


Globally gathered. responsibly sourced.

With the perfect cup, get off the beaten track.