Rare Tea Company is an 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 loose leaf 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, restaurants, bars and hotels from Noma to Claridge's.
Aims & Ambitions
Our aim is to benefit both the people who craft our loose leaf tea and our customers who drink it.
By always sourcing for quality over price we know we are bringing you the best loose leaf tea possible; and by buying direct we know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers hands not middle men.
Our ambition is to redefine what good tea means. It must meet three criteria:
It is our goal to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for our customers to appreciate loose leaf tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.