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From dark and boozy, to bright and dreamy, August is like no tea you’ve ever tasted.

Our tea is wild, intense, and radically different. Drink it. Love it. Or your money back.

Black Metallic Floral black tea with violet and elderberry notes

What’s special about August tea?

  • Only Original Blends
    Does the world really need another Earl Grey? We were bored of drinking the same old tea every day, so we made our own.
  • Bold, Intense Flavor
    Like a great cocktail, our tea leaves a lasting impression.
  • The Best Ingredients
    It's easy to see why our tea is better. Our ingredients are top-notch.
  • Love It or Your Money Back
    We're 1000% confident you'll love our tea.

August Uncommon Tea was borne out of profound frustration

We were disappointed with nearly all the tea we had tasted and we knew it could be better. We recognized a fascinating culinary challenge. We wondered, what if we designed tea for ourselves and our friends? What if tea was just about flavor instead of tradition or health? What if tea were as conceptual and thrilling? We decided to create something that was both imaginative and delicious. With wild and wonderful tea blends, we're shaking things up, disrupting the status quo, and asking people to question their assumptions about tea. Thank you for being part of the adventure.

— Gina Zupsich & Aaron Shinn, August Cofounders

START YOUR TEA ADVENTURE HERE

Top 10 Sampler

★★★★★ 82 reviews

The Top 10 Sampler

  • Taste our ten most popular teas in one kit
    August offers 33 teas, and these are the 10 bestsellers. August teas are exclusive blends not available anywhere else.
  • The freshest tea available
    The fresher the tea, the better it tastes. Our small-batch teas are some of the freshest out there. Each tea is carefully packed in a resealable 4 cup sample bag to maintain freshness.
  • Find your favorites
    With four cups of tea in each sample bag, you'll have enough to go around while you're finding your favorites.
  • Over 10,000 sold
    You'll be in good company with thousands of others that have discovered our tea though the Top 10.
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OR GO STRAIGHT TO THE DEEP END

★★★★★ 13 reviews

All The Teas

  • Sample all our teas
    Taste every single one of August's exclusive teas
  • The freshest tea available
    The fresher the tea, the better it tastes. Our small-batch teas are some of the freshest out there. Each tea is carefully packed in a resealable 4 cup sample bag to maintain freshness.
  • Find your favorites
    With four cups of tea in each sample bag, you'll have enough to go around while you're finding your favorites.
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★★★★★
Great sample kit!
I'm typically a coffee drinker, but my teenage daughter loves tea. So we grabbed this sampler on a whim. Happily surprised to say, I fell in love with some of the teas as much as I love my coffee! Wonderful way to sample a few teas at a time!
– Nina, review for Top 10 Sampler
★★★★★
Now a tea snob? Perhaps.
A very interesting collection of teas in this sampler. All very different from each other. My wife and I truly enjoy each and every one of them. Happy I found your ad. Have recommended this sampler to others.
– Mike, review for Top 10 Sampler

BREWING OUR TEA IS EASY

One Cup Infuser

★★★★★ 78 reviews

Ditch the tea ball, this infuser is a game changer.

Our One Cup Infuser is the best way to brew loose tea. If you've ever used a tea ball, you know how frustrating they are. Our one-cup infuser fits inside your mug. Just add tea and hot water. When your tea is ready, just lift the infuser out of your mug. It's that simple.

  • Flavorless, non-toxic materials
    100% stainless steel and silicone. That's it. No BPA. No plastics.
  • Multi-purpose coaster lid included
    The silicone lid keeps in heat in while brewing. When your infusion is over, just flip it over and rest the infuser on it to keep your counter clean.
  • Easy multiple infusions
    Our tea is flavorful enough to brew more than one cup from the same leaves. For a second infusion, just pop the infuser back into your mug and brew again.
  • Easy cleaning
    When you're done, just knock the tea leaves into the trash and rinse. Dishwasher safe.
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AS SEEN ON

END BITTER TEA

Water temperature is the most crucial factor in brewing. A temperature control kettle makes it easy to get the right temp every time.

We tested all the temperature control kettles and found the the Breville kettles to be the very best. They're sleek and simple enough to transform anyone into a tea master.

Smart Kettle Luxe with Temperature Control

  • Best style and materials, with one piece machined chrome handle and brushed stainless steel finish.
  • Five preset tea temperatures for black, green, white, oolong, herbal teas: 175°F, 185°F, 195°F, 200°F, and 212°F
  • Fast boils a full 1.7 liters of water in 6.5 minutes. That's enough water for six 10oz-cups of tea. Smaller quantities will heat even faster
  • Hold Temp button will keep your water at the selected temperature for 20 minutes
  • Boil dry protection and water level indicators on both sides
  • Includes a one-year warranty from Breville
  • Looks great in any kitchen
  • BPA free materials
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IQ Kettle with Temperature Control

  • Just like the Smart Kettle Luxe, but with a friendlier price tag.
  • Five preset tea temperatures for black, green, white, oolong, herbal teas: 175°F, 185°F, 195°F, 200°F, and 212°F
  • Fast boils a full 1.7 liters of water in 6.5 minutes. That's enough water for six 10oz-cups of tea. Smaller quantities will heat even faster
  • Hold Temp button will keep your water at the selected temperature for 20 minutes
  • Boil dry protection and water level indicators on both sides
  • Includes a one-year warranty from Breville
  • Looks great in any kitchen
  • BPA free materials
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Money Back Guarantee

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OUR REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

★★★★★
Absolutely the BEST internet impulse purchase I’ve EVER made!
I’m completely in love with Metropolitan and I like that you can get the 4 cup “sample” packs for every flavor. Still working my way through the ones I got but already ordered bigger bags of Metropolitan and Low Country. Absolutely SUPERB customer service too. 🙂
– Doris
★★★★★
Where have you been all my life?
I just drank my first cup of this tea from a sample bag. To say my mind AND taste buds were blown is a massive understatement. This is literally one of the best (if not THE best) teas I have ever tried.
– AM, review for Dark Iris
★★★★★
Work from home wakeup
This is my new morning ritual. It's a warming and energizing start to these self-quarantined work-from-home mornings. The smell and flavor get me going but give a cozy feel as well.
– Stacey, review for Black Metallic
★★★★★
Your teas are wonderful
Never before have I found a tea that can replace my coffee... but you did it. I absolutely am in love. Continue to make wonderful things!
– Annie

FAQS

Are your teas organic?
Some are, but not all of them. Browse our organic teas. Browse our all-natural teas.
Do your teas contain sweetener?
Some of our teas are sweetened with sweet blackberry leaf. We don't add sugar or artificial sweetener to any of our teas. Some teas contain trace amounts of sugar because they contain fruit. Browse our sugar free teas.
Caffeine content?
An average cup of tea has between 40-60mg of caffeine. Get all the flavor with no caffeine with our herbal teas.
Where are your teas made?
Our ingredients are sourced from top producers all over the world and blended by our partners in Germany in an IFS certified facility.
Are your teas ethically sourced?
Yes! Our suppliers must comply with International Labour Organization standards.
Do your teas contain pesticides?
Because our tea is produced in Germany, it complies with strict European Union standards, which are much stricter than the US.
How long does shipping take?
We strive to ship orders in 3-5 days. We ship via DHL eCommerce, which is delivered to your door via the US Postal Service. Delivery takes 3-7 days. Please expect delays during high demand periods.
Where are you located?
August is located in sunny Southern California.

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