Why Rare Tea? Why Rare Tea?

Rare Tea Company is 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 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.



To learn more about who we are and what we do, click the links below or navigate using the sidebar on the left - you can also email us your questions.


What We Do | Aims & Ambitions | The Cost | Fair Trade | Our Approach to Organic

Environmental Policy | Our History | Rare Tea & The Royal Air Force