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Contact: Jack Clay

Rare Tea Company

To source and supply the world's best tea, directly from farmers and their tea gardens

Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London.

The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady).

Our aim is to benefit both the people who craft our tea and our customers who drink it.

By always sourcing for quality over price we know we are bringing you the best tea possible; and by buying direct we know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers hands not middle men.

It is our goal to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for our customers to appreciate tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.


Henrietta Lovell has been named one of CODE's 100 most influential women in hospitality since our inaugural list in 2018.

In CODE Quarterly issue 13 (Winter 2017) Henrietta examined the challenges of not taking tea seriously in restaurants. You can read the full article on issuu here.

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