What is 404 Tea?
We are a group of individuals who are based in Melbourne, Australia. We specialise in certain types of tea that makes you feel something more. Something extraordinary. Something pure.
Puerh Tea? What is that?
Puerh is a form of tea produced in the province of Yunnan, China. It is a tea that is revered heavily by many for its distinct characteristics, effects and benefits.
Young Raw/Sheng is more of a 'green tea' in a sense that it has not yet been matured for a great deal of time (0-3 years). This tea has incredible floral, fruity and sweet notes, with occasional bitter notes.
Aged Raw/Sheng is a Raw Sheng that has been aged for quite a few years. It is here that you can see the incredible character development that aging provides. The 'immature' or 'sharp' notes have been rounded out of the tea, leaving a comfortably mellow tasting tea with incredible depth.
Ripe/Shou is puerh that has undergone the unique process of fermentation as a way to speed up the process of mimicking the characteristics of Aged Sheng. This provides a thick and deep tea with a rich, mushroom/earthy sweetness.
Cha Qi? How do I Feel it?
The infamous Cha Qi, or 'Tea Energy', can only be described as 'if you know, you know'. A feeling that takes you by surprise, but floods your body with warmth from head to toes, perhaps even providing insight into the feelings of 'zen'.
Spiritually, Cha Qi is described as the 'energy' or 'life force' within the tea leaves. When you drink quality and pure tea, you may feel the 'energy' start to flow within your body. Some may say it places you within a zen-like state, feeling calm, blissful yet focused.
Scientifically, there are a few key ingredients within the tea that cause this sensation; being Caffeine, L-Theanine and Catechins. L-Theanine is an amino acid that 'neutralises' the jittery and anxiolitic nature that caffeine tends to provoke, leaving the drinker with a calm yet focused feeling. Catechins are antioxidants that have an affinity for cannabinoid receptors, which may provide especially calming effects.
Do you have any physical stores?
As 404 Tea Collective grows we will certainly plan to acquire physical locations in the form of tea rooms, but for now you can look for us at marketplaces around Melbourne! Locations will be posted and updated on social media consistently, so keep an eye out!
Do you offer wholesale?
Do you ship internationally?
We sure do!
How long can I expect to wait for my order to arrive?
As we are based in Melbourne, domestic shipping usually takes about 2-3 business days.