How to brew tea

Traditional Scones & Tea
1 ¾ cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 eggs 
1/3 cup cream

Sift dry ingredients together. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of small peas. Beat eggs with a fork. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the eggs, and add the rest to the dry mixture, along with the cream. Mix together, then using your hands, turn out onto a floured board. Pat together until about 1 inch thick. Cut with a knife into squares. Brush lightly with beaten eggs, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees until slightly golden on top. Makes about 10 scones. Pair it with our Dessert Teas and enjoy.

Captain Joe ( Shellback ) Gaither

USN / USMM Ret.

What is Ayurveda?


Ayurveda is a Hindu system of medicine that is considered to be the "science of life," and is an ancient system of natural healing. This medical practice is based on two main beliefs; (1) the mind and body are closely linked, and (2) the mind has the power to heal and transform the body.

Organic tea in Punta Gorda

Shellback Trading Company carries only the finest organic and pesticide free tea from around the world. Find us in Punta Gorda at the local Downtown Farmers Market

Punta Gorda Tea & Accessories by Shellback Trading Company was established under the name of historical maritime importance. As a merchant mariner and retired US Navy service member, Joseph Gaither dove in to his roots of nearly 30 years sea service and security operations across the globe including crossing the equator a number of times. Enjoying the customs and traditions of other nations, tea became a mainstay of delight for any occasion. 


Captain Joe and wife Lisa began Shellback Trading Company in Punta Gorda Florida in 2015. There was a shortage of quality tea here. After being customers for years, we adopted Davidson's Organics as our supplier. With 3 generations and over forty years of tea blending and responsible farming around the world, it was an easy selection. We bring the world's best organic tea to you right here in Punta Gorda, Florida.

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