The Tea Lady's Personal Collection


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The absolute pinnacle of gift sets from Rare Tea.

Curated and blended by the Rare Tea Lady from her private collection of teas collected on her world travels, and exclusively available in this set only.

This collection includes a handmade tea set created for Henrietta by the celebrated British potter Trevor Lillistone, based in Bath.

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The Tea Lady's Personal Collection

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Jun Chiyabari 2021 Blend

A blend of harvests from across the seasons at Jun Chiyabari tea garden in Nepal – this blend really tells the story of a truly unique terroir. Henrietta took the best from each season and meticulously blended the perfect expression of this extraordinary tea garden through the year. Unrepeatable and incomparable.

Japanese Breakfast Blend

The art of English Breakfast is to combine black teas to create a blend that is better than the sum of its parts. This tea takes some very rare Japanese black teas and combines them with a little Hojicha - which is a little outlandish, to say the least. The result is rich, nutty, deep and delicious. (Best served without milk).

Premium Grade Da Hong Pao

A personal gift from the teamaker to Henrietta - this is a special harvest of just 3 kilos. She is willing to share a little bit of these truly lovely leaves - because she is so in love with this tea, and believes real love is generous and kind, not selfish.

Rare Oolong Blend

A rather unconventional combination of Oolongs from across the globe, from Waikato in New Zealand to Taitung in Taiwan. Only the Tea Lady would have the temerity to take some of the most valuable teas in the world and blend them - but she is most definitely not wrong. This tea was originally created for Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen - one of the best restaurants in the world.

Waikato Saffron Blend

Kashmiri "Shahi" Saffron, the world’s finest saffron and the most difficult to obtain. (A hundred kilos of fresh flowers yield about three kilograms of saffron) blended with some of the rarest black tea in the world - from Waikato in New Zealand. This is the richest, most decadent and yet ethereal of teas.

Chocolate & Rose Blend

Grenadian cocoa nibs with Indian rose petals - rich, earthy, fragrant, heady. The aphrodisiac of herbal teas.

Cloudy Morning Breakfast

First Flush Malawi spring tea with Broken Cloud from Lakyrsiew. A stirring breakfast tea for a gloomy morning.

Steamy Green

An extremely untraditional blend of Chinese Long Jing and Japanese Sencha - silky smooth, and very lovely. Sometimes you just have to break all the rules.

Hot Toddy Tea

A blend of white teas, lemon herbs and chamomile - makes a lovely bedtime tea. It is also rather good with a spot of gin.

Trevor Lillistone Teapot

Handcrafted in stoneware clay with a satin glaze, this glorious teapot is perfect for one or two people.

Trevor Lillistone Jug

Ideal to be used to decant your infused tea from the teapot when it reaches the perfect strength.

Trevor Lillistone Tea Bowl

An impeccably sized tea bowl, with a satin internal glaze, and pleasingly unglazed "stone" style outer.

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