Rare Tea Company is a small, independent company based in London.
The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea-Lady) to source and supply the world's best tea - direct from farmers and their tea gardens. From humble beginnings with just a handful of devoted customers, we now collaborate with many of the world's finest chefs and restaurateurs.
With the support of our customers - a mixture of chefs and sommeliers, builders, tattoo artists, taxi drivers and duchesses - our small team has been able to Grow Rare Tea into a business of some renown.
Real relationships, both with the farms and our customers, are essential to Rare Tea. This is what we believe defines Direct Trade.
We focus on quality, sampling the finest and only selecting the best.
Our range is small but carefully chosen. We travel the world to seek out tea-gardens and farmers crafting the most delicious leaves we can find.
We are extremely lucky and proud to work with unique farms producing extraordinary tea.
Some of our tea is very rare, with only a few kilos produced each year. Others can be grown on a larger scale. All of our tea is crafted by skilled men and women on independent farms, not industrially processed by large agri-businesses. We buy harvests from farmers, not a commodity from brokers.