Starting off from humble beginnings, Quinteassential first started its life trading at Farmer’s markets and local food festivals. Gaining recognition for our aromatic and unique blends, popularity started to grow. Now they serve some of the finest hotels and restaurants in the North West. Quinteassential have been awarded 7 Great Taste Gold Awards (2012 – 2014) and shortlisted for Insider “Made in North West” Business awards 2015.
“I am passionate about flavour combinations and would love to take the tea drinker with me on an imaginary voyage”
Bernadine Tay – Founder of Quinteassential
Bernadine Tay is a unique story teller with tea as her medium. As her creations evolve, scenes, textures and colours are amalgamated to kindle new flavours. Her signature style is defined by her love of ingredients that straddles East and West she uses in all her creations. Inevitably, this translates to an explosion of flavours that underpin many of her tea designs. In pursuit of sensual expression and desire to push the boundaries, Bernadine Tay masterfully blends the classic and contemporary to create daring, speculative and evocative tea blends.
The quintessence of Quinteassential is its finest ingredients. Bernadine’s dedication and passion to flavours lead her in a relentless search for new ingredients, from Egypt to Indonesia.
All tea leaves, fruits, flowers and spices used are the highest quality naturals available. Bernadine’s goal is always to preserve their delicacy so they blend in harmony to create works of edible art.
Quinteassential is based in Cheshire and houses a range of teas that are exclusively designed and blended.