Quintessential Tips Limited, tip makers of note and it’s founding sister Quintessential, an eclectic emporium, are family run businesses that have developed and grown over the past 25 years in the beautiful County of Cornwall, UK.
Having left South Africa in 1987, seeking a more wholesome life away from the apartheid regime; with scant resources and fewer contacts, the need to ‘make a living’ and a Life was an urgent necessity for our young family. After years of hard work and many up’s and downs an international brand has evolved and continues to do so. Our connection with our local producers continues after all these years and is a happy and symbiotic relationship.
Although we weren’t the inventors of the smoking tip, we were the first Company worldwide to make them from ‘clean’, chlorine (bleach) free papers, Starting with Recycled paper we later went on to add FSC sourced stock for our Standard range of budget tips, Organic Hemp Coated range and the specialist Holy Rollers too, where all sayings are printed with veggie inks.
Due to supply difficulties with the first hemp paper we sourced, we suddenly found ourselves about to lose our newest and instantly most popular tip…..disaster….but not for long though, as our production team rose to the challenge and developed a unique process that allowed us to coat our FSC paper with organic food-grade hemp oil. This saw us through what we thought would be a short term stop gap, but in fact has, over the years, become our most popular paper of all time. Quintessential are still the only brand, world wide, to use 100% pure hemp, tree-free paper, milled on one of Europe’s oldest paper milling machines, which is kind of exciting in itself!