Nigiro Tea

There are three beverages in the world that revolve and interchange according to preference, importance and priority.
These are namely Wine, Coffee and Tea.

The Art of Tea

Mixed with Correct Energy

Wisdom Through Tea

Nigiro Tea

In the West… wine and coffee dominates the culture of drinking. In the East, It is our dearly loved tea that plays an extremely important role in the mindset and daily lives of people.

When tea is mixed with the correct energy, the correct temperature, the appropriate infusion time and the right state of mind, all of its wonders and glories are unlocked.

Different occasions with different friends and families will call for different types of teas. In this fast moving world, one side of us moves along with the current in a fast and ever-changing motion whilst the other side of us longs for serenity and connection to the very simple action of drinking tea.

The art of tea is in its making… please allow the tea do the talking and learn the wisdom that comes from surrendering to tea and silence.

Tea drinking and tea appreciation in South Africa is young; however it is growing with great and unbelievable potential. There are countless ways to bring teas to the people; for instance, tea can be paired endlessly to some South African favourites like food, chocolate, wine and coffee thus opening doors into the world of tea drinking.

Different tea ware calls for different occasions, ranging from glass, cast iron, porcelain and terracotta teapots. Glass tea ware aids the colour connection between tea and us, where other teapots will add a mystical quality to tea…

The dream of Nigiro is to bring tea, positive energy and relationships to the western way of thinking and it is my hope that one day I can share a pot and therefore a connection with every tea lover throughout South Africa.

Nigiro is my love; Tea is my life

With Great Appreciations,


Why people choose Nigiro Tea


Nigiro Tea is enjoyed at over 80 shops or locations around South Africa.

Tea Categories

Nigiro hosts an ever-growing variety of tea categories.

Varieties of Tea

Our range of teas span over 700 different flavours.

Years in Business

Our world class tea has been imported and served since 1999.

What our clients say

What an amazing gem! Cape Town is lucky to have such an awesome experience.With the most incredible tea offering alongside some really authentic Japanese flavor some foods, will definitely be a regular 🙏

Jonathan Muir
October, 2023

What a truly wonderful place to go for tea. The staff are friendly, the tea is marvelous, the food is delicious. Looking forward to the next time I create an opportunity to visit again!

Amy Harvey
February, 2024

It is the second time we did the tea tasting at Nigiro Tea Café in Plumstead. With over 500 different teas, it will not be the last time either. You have to experience the tea ceremony at least once. I can highly recommend the food & tea pairing experience. The owner’s passion for tea and knowledge make this a worthwhile visit. The food and the service are top-notch. It’s well worth a visit.

Zelda Roscherr
February, 2024

Loved every minute of the different tea tasting and the food ( vegan / vegetarian) was equally awesome. Some mornings the owner Linda plays the flute and piano which adds to the Tranquil atmosphere. Bookings must be made for the tea tasting but everything else, just pop in have a breakfast/ lunch and if u want buy organic teas and other goodies.

Malik Ariefdien
March, 2024

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