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Here at The Tea Curator, my aim is to make it easier for you to improve your wellbeing, every day, through the beautiful experience of loose-leaf, specialty tea.

I know that life is busy. And that you have so many responsibilities. I know it can be hard to find time for yourself. 

I believe to be our best, we need to put our health at the top of our priority list. I want you to view healthful activities such as having a candle-lit bath, heading out for walk in the park, or sitting down for a quiet, uninterrupted cup of tea as important investments in your wellbeing. As your non-negotiable, daily health rituals that you know restore you. 

Specialty tea nourishes our body and mind. Not only because of the nutrients in tea, but because the intricate process of preparing and drinking tea offers an opportunity to relax, to take a moment and connect with ourselves. After each cup of tea, we feel more focused, contented and grounded. More fortified to take on the challenges of our day. 

So I set out to create a collection of the best single-origin, specialty teas. I carefully evaluate and hand-select every single tea in my collection. 

From the vast variety of flavours and leaf shapes, to the delicious aromas and tastes; there is a whole world of specialty tea waiting to be discovered by you.

You can choose from my loose leaf selection, let me take care of it for you by joining my monthly subscription; you can gift tea to someone special, or rejuvenate your teaware.

Tea is such a simple pleasure, and I believe that the simple pleasures can be the most nourishing ones.

~ Anna

About the founder

Anna Kydd: Certified Tea Master

Anna fell in love with tea as a child, with a steaming tea-pot (resplendent with knitted tea-cosy) an ever-present feature at the breakfast table. Later, in London – a tea-lover’s paradise – Anna attended a tea masterclass on a whim and was hooked. In Australia, she trained to be a Certified Tea Master. The experience was transformative.
Upon returning to her native New Zealand, having two daughters (who, of course, love nothing more than a tea-party) and supporting her late husband Andy through his cancer journey, Anna realised that it was her mission in life to encourage people to view their health as their most important asset. To think about simple, healthful acts such as steeping and drinking good tea as an investment in their wellbeing, not an optional luxury. She realised she could help people understand that the very experience of brewing, smelling and drinking tea can be a restorative, nourishing experience. 
And now, she’d love nothing more than to curate a selection of single-origin tea, just for you.




As seen in 

Mindfood magazine  Dish magazine  NZ Life and Leisure  The Hobson   NBR video interview with Anna Kydd, The Tea Curator