Crofter Breakfast Tea

(162 customer reviews)


A delicious breakfast tea that works anytime of day! Crofter is a robust tea – like the inspiration behind it. Highly rated, this firm favourite is here to stay. Meet the wee grey fergie tractor.



Crofter Breakfast Tea was inspired by a little grey fergie tractor. The little grey fergie has lived on the Tiree Tea croft since she was born in 1947. She is still a working tractor.

Like the fergie, Crofter Breakfast Tea is a versatile blend equally suited to breakfast, a flask on the go or, (in true Tiree style) accompanied by a couple of biscuits after an already large meal. Leaving it in a teapot on the stove to stew for a couple of hours is traditional, but entirely optional.

Hints of: baler-twine and marauding livestock

Net weight: 60g (20 teabags) | 30g (10 teabags)

Ingredients: Indian Assam Black Tea, Kenyan Black Tea, Sri Lankan Black Tea.

Brew for 3 mins in 100 degree water

“What about the plastic?” we hear you cry! Fear not, our teabags are plastic free and 100% biodegradable. You can enjoy that cuppa with a clear conscience. Even our mailing bags are biodegradable.

We do our very best get your order to you within 3 business days – weather permitting.

Leave a note at the checkout if you want us to include a wee gift note for the recipient – it’s all part of the service!

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162 reviews for Crofter Breakfast Tea

  1. Chris (verified owner)

    This has more flavour and is a more interesting tea than typical Breakfast Teas.

  2. Leti Hawthorn (verified owner)

    Beautiful packaging – and I know the recipient is going to love it!!

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Delicious and lightly fragrant tea.

  4. Marion M. (verified owner)

    Just as lovely with or without milk! Rivals the major brands – in fact I thought there was more tea in the bag than with the big brands?

    • teatha (store manager)

      Yay! Delighted to hear it 🙂

  5. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Great flavour

  6. Anne Marie Breslin (verified owner)

  7. Elaine Hutchinson (verified owner)

    Lovely tea…… Even when it’s made with English water 🙂

  8. Donna M. (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift – the recipient was very pleased!

  9. Simon (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and tasty tea

  10. Andy Wilson (verified owner)

    Fantastic what more can I say?

  11. Gary Miller (verified owner)

    Maybe a wee postcard included- giving background to your business and a photo of the unique setting – would make it even more interesting

    • teatha (store manager)

      That’s a lovely idea!

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good flavour & prompt delivery service

  13. Iain M. (verified owner)

    A good strong cup of tea!

  14. Kenina Mackinnon (verified owner)

    Love this tea.

  15. Jo R. (verified owner)

    Lovely tea, great packaging, delivered quickly. Will be reordering as it makes a great gift!

  16. Jackie Cotter (verified owner)

    Tha ti sgoinneil. Mòran taing 😻

  17. Mrs Anne Budd (verified owner)

  18. Lena (verified owner)

    Lovely cup of tea and very nice packaging.

  19. Wylie (verified owner)

    The tea was braw. Nice blend. In a spirit of positive feedback, and I hope not in the spirit of a ‘blow-in’ I’d suggest you move from the plastic tea bag to some kind of compostable containers for the leaf tea. I realise this could be tricky on the island but if your tea-bags are being made off island then it should be possible. If you mentioned this in your marketing materials, I think it would help your sales. HTH

    • teatha (store manager)

      Hi Wylie! Thanks so much for your feedback! The tea bags themselves are in fact plastic free and 100% biodegradable – it sounds like I could definitely do a better job of highlighting that! From the next production run, the pouches will be degradable within 12-24 months in the general waste stream. Glad you enjoyed the tea 🙂

  20. Seonaid Baillie (verified owner)

    Fantastic taste and that’s coming from someone who’s more a coffee fan! Will definitely pre-order

  21. Andy Wilson (verified owner)

    ‘Tastes like Tiree’ was my son’s review. What more can I say?

  22. Angharad Burney (verified owner)

  23. Emily (verified owner)

    Bhiodh e math barrachd Gàidhlig fhaicinn ach a bharrachd air sin tha e sgoinneil. Mòran taing.

  24. Christine Morrison (verified owner)

    My daughter Christine sent me both these teas as a present and I am most impressed.Etta Morrison

  25. Elizabeth Sydenham (verified owner)

    Great tea, lovely fresh taste. Thank you!

  26. Michelle Spratt (verified owner)

    LOVEly, crisp tea, full of flavour, love it.

  27. Kenina Mackinnon (verified owner)

    Lovely strong brew

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Delicious and you got to love the tractor.

  29. Pearse O’Halloran (verified owner)

    A really refreshing tea. Quick delivery and good value.

  30. Terri B. (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this tea

  31. Elspeth (verified owner)

  32. Seonaid (verified owner)

    Bought for my very fussy husband who usually only accepts loose leaf. He’s been been won round by Crofter’s however. This is truly a day I never thought I’d see!

  33. Rona Campbell (verified owner)

    Really fresh, lovely taste. Great start to the day!

  34. Susanne Arbuckle (verified owner)

    Smooth as a baby’s bottom

  35. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Delicious tea, very attractive packaging, prompt delivery. What more could a Tiree-loving tea-addict want?

  36. Rachel G. (verified owner)

  37. Kirsty Bennett (verified owner)

    we love the teas in our house! great variety, delivery to the door, perfect all round

  38. Andy Wilson (verified owner)

    ‘Tiree in a cup’

  39. Alison (verified owner)

  40. Heather (verified owner)

    The loveliest breakfast tea. It feels like a real treat. Love the biodegradable packaging too.

  41. Tiree Taylor (verified owner)

    Loved Crofter tea a lovely cup of tea will definitely be ordering more

  42. Jenny M. (verified owner)

    Now my favourite everyday tea. Goes well with cake after a long lockdown walk, or with breakfast before a long lockdown working day.
    Best package design of any tea brand

  43. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful tea

  44. May Roberts (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and lovely quality, tasty tea.

  45. Rosemary Omand (verified owner)

    Gavin gave your tea 👍, great present for Father’s Day

  46. Dorothy Shields (verified owner)

    The tea is lovely and of good quality, very addictive but in a good way.😂
    Very easy to order and prompt service and delivery ,no complaints would order again and also recommend .

  47. Mairi Hedges (verified owner)

    Gone down very well with the family & the description of ‘marauding livestock & balertwine’ is very apt. Good work.

  48. Sally (verified owner)

    Super fast service and very tasty tea ! 2 people who had some have already ordered their own supply !

  49. Rona (verified owner)

    Crofter (Breakfast Tea) has such a fresh, fragrant taste which is perfect for the first cuppa of the day! Well done Tiree Tea!

  50. MARY ANN CAMPBELL (verified owner)

  51. david c. (verified owner)

    bought as a gift because I was given some as a gift and found it good , like old fashioned tea. more expensive than shop bought, but worth it.

  52. John D. (verified owner)

    Good flavour. Suitable for drinking at any time of day. Lovely little pyramid bags.

  53. James Hunter (verified owner)

    A real tea taste – a soothing strupag

  54. Kelly Widdop (verified owner)

    Bought for my husband as he loves strong tea…and it’s filled expectations. Our daughter has decided it’s her favourite tea ever. Thank you 😍

  55. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely tasty breakfast tea. Very happy!

  56. Anonymous (verified owner)

    very tasty

  57. Laurence Wareing (verified owner)

    The tea is refreshing – strong (enough for a couple of mugs in this household!) – and the packaging is absolutely brilliant. Such a lovely “taste of Tiree” 🙂

  58. Louise MacLean (verified owner)

  59. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fabulous, tasty but mild tea, ideal any time of day.

  60. Sandra Day (verified owner)

    A lovely tasty tea for anytime of day. Very good to see the tea bags themselves do not contain any plastic.
    The order arrived earlier than expected too.

  61. Sandra Schlemper (verified owner)

    Interesting taste, definitely not run-of-the-mill!

  62. Carol Kirkpatrick (verified owner)

    We spent holidays on Tiree for years and for my 60th Birthday in May a generous friend sent me a hamper containing gin, chocolate and your delicious tea.
    We recently watched a program on BBC ALBA about folks on Tiree and recognised that you must be the person behind the tea. Thinking of the lack of tourists on the island I wanted to do a tiny bit to support your endeavours.
    Daughter and boyfriend are visiting in September (camping) so hopefully they’ll bring more back then.
    I love the fact that the producers are getting together.
    The packaging and stories is just great – love it!
    I wish you every success.

  63. Evelyn (verified owner)

    Lovely tea, nicely packaged. Good to support a local business.

  64. Stephen W. (verified owner)

  65. Liz Falconer (verified owner)

    A good strong breakfast tea.

  66. Gail Glen (verified owner)

    Love, love, love. Get yourself some of this for your morning brew

  67. Jane MacDonald (verified owner)

    Love it! First time!

  68. Margaret (verified owner)

    I recently bought a Sandwick Bay candle and along with it I received a “Tiree Tea“ sample teabag. As soon as I tasted it I knew I had to order some! It makes such a refreshing cup of tea and also it’s so nice to see “local” businesses starting up. I highly recommend this company.

  69. Wendy Dick (verified owner)

    I bought this tea for my brother for his birthday as he likes trying different teas. He really liked this one.

  70. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Repeat buy for a family member who can’t get through this quick enough 🙂

  71. Tonya Johnson (verified owner)

  72. Anne (verified owner)

    My favourite. Lovely anytime of day

  73. Marion M. (verified owner)

    Doesn’t get much better than this!

  74. David Hughes (verified owner)

    Excellent quality and nice taste

  75. Manuela (verified owner)

    very lovely tea! goes super well with bisquits but also with a hearty breakfast! i ordered two bags to gift one for christmas but might keep it for myself

  76. Angus (verified owner)

    Ideal breakfast tea. I’ve bought a couple of extra packets (this and Gneiss) to add to Christmas presents for friends/family

  77. Angus (verified owner)

    Very tasty!

  78. Catherine M. (verified owner)

    Excellent very enjoyable light tea!

  79. Fergus (verified owner)

  80. Janey Andrews (verified owner)

  81. Sheila (verified owner)

  82. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Very pleased with my order & promptness of delivery

  83. Shirley Chambers (verified owner)

    Well package as ever.

  84. Eleanor (verified owner)

    Great tea. Such lovely packaging and delivered in good time.

  85. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I really like the taste and quality of this tea.

  86. Fiona M. (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift

  87. Laura (verified owner)

    I bought the Crofter tea as Christmas presents for my family, but they loved it so much I think that it will become a household staple!

  88. Margaret Timoney (verified owner)

    I gave this to my daughter as part of her Christmas. She did enjoy it, in fact I’ve to order her more! Same comments regarding the packaging.

  89. Katie A. (verified owner)

    It’s wonderful tea : will be ordering again : great speed of order.

  90. Sharon Taylor (verified owner)

    Have ordered the Crofter tea a few times now we as a family love it , it makes the beat cup of tea be buying more soon

  91. Fergus (verified owner)

    I bought these as Christmas stocking filler gifts and everyone said how good they were. I have now bought each person a second batch

  92. David C. (verified owner)

    very nice tea

  93. Joanna (verified owner)

  94. Eileen MacDonald (verified owner)

    The Crofter’s Tea is well deserving of its reputation as it packs a great flavour. The tea not only tastes amazing but has the added benefit of coming in bags that are plastic free. What’s not to like? Tastes fabulous and good for the environment. Mòran taing airson strupag blasda.

  95. Jennifer Craig (verified owner)

    Very nice, love that it’s all biodegradable

  96. Tracey R. (verified owner)

    A good gutsy breakfast tea. Excellent when you need a cup of “builders”!

  97. John Gillies (verified owner)


  98. Kevin Ferguson (verified owner)

    Great flavour to it. I’m normally scare the tea bag with the water but even after 90+ seconds in there is no bitter taste.

  99. Susan (verified owner)

  100. Mairi Leach (verified owner)

    Tha a h-uile seorsa ti cho blasda agus direach sgoineil! Moran taing. Bidh mi a’tighinn air ais tric!!

  101. Fiona Wright (verified owner)

    This is the most delicious breakfast tea. I enjoy having a pot of it to start my day. It arrived really quickly and I love that it is plastic free and from a small business.

  102. Fiona C. (verified owner)

    We all enjoy Crofter tea, sets us up for lambing!

  103. Mairi Leach (verified owner)

    I love this tea so much. Tha a cho math. Bidh mi air ais.

  104. Irene Blair (verified owner)

    Gift for my grandson who loves tea❤️❤️❤️

  105. Anonymous (verified owner)


  106. Mairi Leach (verified owner)

    Fir, fir mhath. Cho blasda.

  107. Helen (verified owner)

    Terrific tea! Quick delivery,great communication at all times through buying and transit. Best cuppa to start the day!

  108. Karen D. (verified owner)

  109. Louise M. (verified owner)

    I have thoroughly enjoyed these tea bags. Lovely flavour !

  110. Katie Heron (verified owner)

    Beautiful packaging and excellent delivery. The perfect gift. Thankyou xx

  111. Susan K. (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift and it was great. We have already repeat ordered.

  112. Bob Jardine (verified owner)

    Lovely alternative taste away from the norm.

  113. Angela Kelman (verified owner)

    I confess I do not drink black tea but my partner does and he loves this one.

  114. Adam D. (verified owner)

    Great all round tea, perfect for breakfast whilst dreaming of small islands.

  115. JANICE (verified owner)

    Lovely brew. Can highly recommend

  116. Mairi Leach (verified owner)

    Uabhasach blasda. Sgoineil!

  117. Marguerite F. (verified owner)

    Delicious, traditional breakfast tea.

  118. Susan McPhee (verified owner)

    I love this tea early morning, I would love it more if I could buy it loose

  119. Catherine Slater (verified owner)

    It is delicious, fragrant and refreshing, particularly when taken outdoors. I have bought some also for friends so they can enjoy it on their canal boat in Kirkintilloch.

  120. christian verstraete (verified owner)

    really strong and good, make your day kicking!

  121. Alexander MacLachlan (verified owner)

  122. Rona (verified owner)

    ‘Crofter Breakfast Tea’ is the perfect start to the day. I love the fresh, light flavour of it, retained regardless of how long I leave the teabags in the teapot!

  123. Jenny McKerr (verified owner)

    Love all your branding, stories on the packs and of course the tea flavours. Super product and I look forward to sharing them this weekend as we open our farm shop. Proper job, well done!

  124. Adam T B. (verified owner)

    Nice robust flavour without any bitterness, just right for first thing in the morning or anytime of day to be honest.

  125. Matthew C. (verified owner)

    Lovely flavour, so much more to it than standard breakfast tea

  126. Fergus (verified owner)

    Bought this for my mother who is a big fan

  127. Lucy Mitchell (verified owner)

    Love this tea, I can really tell the difference between this and normal tea bag tea.

  128. blair (verified owner)


  129. S. Day (verified owner)

    I am really enjoying the Crofter breakfast tea bags. The flavour is full but not too strong and I love that they are plastic free. I will be buying more in the future.

  130. Jenny (verified owner)

    Crofter is just the tastiest black tea on the market. Great label design. Greenest possible packaging and teabags.

  131. Mr Andrew J Steele (verified owner)

    smooth taste and very refreshing. My goto morning tea.

  132. Cheryl (verified owner)

    I love this tea, it has a great flavour and it is now my go to tea.

  133. Miranda (verified owner)

    This is our second packet of Crofter tea and we’re so impressed with the smooth, well-rounded taste.

  134. Robert McLean (verified owner)

    Great cup of tea delivered on time we’ll done

  135. Louise (verified owner)

  136. Sarah (verified owner)

    Very flavoursome

  137. Elizabeth Bilson (verified owner)

    This was bought as a present so unable to review.

  138. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great as always

  139. Sarah Brown (verified owner)

    Tiree tea as always doesn’t disappoint your tastebuds. Order and delivery very smooth too 🥰🥰🥰

  140. Ailsa Raeburn (verified owner)

    lovely packaging. great taste. Love the compostable wrapping. Good luck

  141. Fiona (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift for a crofter!

  142. Kevin Ferguson (verified owner)

    Best. Tea. Ever.

  143. Evelyn (verified owner)

  144. Catherine Murray (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast tea. I like my morning tea to have a delicate flavour which doesn’t overwhelm the toast and Crofter was perfect.

  145. Catherine Murray (verified owner)

    A great breakfast tea for someone who likes their morning tea to be just right.

  146. Malcolm McDougall (verified owner)

    Crofters delivers a deliciously full bodied tea

  147. Linda M. (verified owner)

    Love this tea, always my go to 1st thing in the morning

  148. Emma MacIntosh (verified owner)

    Tasty quality tea! You get the taste of a loose leaf tea without all the hassle with tea leaves!

  149. Shirley Chambers (verified owner)

    As ever first class service

  150. Jackie Hamer (verified owner)

    Excellent service. Excellent tea.

  151. Neil (verified owner)

  152. Nancy B. (verified owner)

    Delicious fragrant black tea.

  153. MARK S. (verified owner)

    The tea is so good you think you are on a Croft yourself.

  154. Elaine McIntyre (verified owner)

    Bought as a gift for my friend who loves tea and tried some when she was visiting. She’s working her way through the various flavours and is loving them so far.

  155. Malcolm McDougall (verified owner)

    Lovely full flavoured tea & great service

  156. Sandra Day (verified owner)

    Lovely everyday tea.

  157. sandra melnikaite (verified owner)

    Amazing product, loved by us and our customers !!

  158. Morag C. (verified owner)

    Lovely flavoured tea. My favourite cuppa

  159. Schonaid (verified owner)

  160. Euan Clement (verified owner)

  161. Alison Morris (verified owner)

  162. Clare S. (verified owner)

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