Toronto Buffalo London Sydney
Toronto Buffalo London Sydney

Metropolitan Freshness

From estate to cup.

Tea is a highly specialized agricultural product. As such, buying and selling luxury grade teas is an art form. To preserve optimal quality, we only buy peak seasonal tea and vac-pack them for enduring freshness.

Seasonal Purchasing

The first step to ensuring sustained luxury quality, is to buy tea only when it is at its seasonal peak. Most global tea regions have only a 3-7 week window when quality peaks 


Product Country Region Peak Season
Peppermint USA Washington State September
Camomile Egypt El Fayyoum Nov. — Feb.
Apple pieces Turkey Anatolya September
Rosehip Chile Patagonia Feb. – May
Hibiscus Egypt El Fayyoum Nov. – Feb.
Black Tea India Assam June
Black Tea India Darjeeling June
Black Tea Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya February
Sencha Green Japan Kyushu May
Jasmine Green China Jianxi April


Metropolitan Advanced Atmospheric Vac-Pac® (MAAV-P®)

Tea declines in quality through exposure to O2. Our in-house packing process – MAAV-P® - vacuum-seals our teas in an O2-free, nitrogen environment. Depending on the style and variety of tea, this process offers an extremely long shelf-life:

  • Flavored teas and herbals: 10-year shelf life
  • Unflavored teas / herbals: 20-year shelf life