No tea in the teapot
Viston Tea was opened in summer of 2021 by Vincas Stonys, when he noticed a gap between novice tea drinkers and loose-leaf tea brands, and sought out to fill it. High-quality tea is inaccessible for beginners, as most tea shops assume a fair knowledge about tea, and larger, more accessible brands focus primarily on tea bags and commodity tea. Viston Tea aims to change that by offering a novice-friendly tea shopping experience and educational tea content.
After trying hundreds of loose-leaf teas from various reputable suppliers, we picked a handful of teas that are familiar enough for people used to tea bags, but that have the high-quality and pleasant taste expected of loose-leaf tea. We carefully package every order by hand from our home in Vilnius, Lithuania and sell our teas worldwide from this online tea shop.
Fun fact: the meaning of name Viston is an apparent combination of my name Vincas Stonys, but it actually comes from a nickname I've had that has the same root as a Lithuanian word for "chicken" :)
Viston Tea is registered as a Small Partnership "Viston MB" as of March 2022, company code: 306026738.
I am Vincas Stonys, the person behind Viston Tea. By profession I'm a software developer, and while most other programmers preferred coffee, I drank tea. However, for quite a while, the only tea I was familiar with was the tea bags or loose-leaf tea I got from supermarket. I thought it tasted fine (with a generous amount of sugar), but I started wondering if this is all there is to it.
Several years ago I ordered my first high quality loose-leaf tea from Halmari. It was great - the tea tasted a lot more nuanced, but while looking at the catalogue of dozens of teas I would get overwhelmed by confusing names and vague descriptions. I wished that good tea was more accessible. So I started learning about tea and opened my own tea business.
Choosing the right loose-leaf tea is hard when you're just starting out. There's of a huge number of tea varieties, unfamiliar names and vague descriptions. And you just want good tea, right?
I've done the work of handpicking the best loose-leaf tea for you. Viston tea is the perfect choice for people who are new to loose-leaf tea or have never tried it.
Consider it a gateway to loose-leaf tea and a direct replacement for your tea bags. Begin to actually enjoy your tea.