Now We Are 10
It's been a busy ten years for Rare Tea Company, with many changes.
Delicate and exquisite Andalusian almond flowers
We have something new and rather lovely...
A rare almond blossom harvested by hand from a small, private estate in the hills of Southern Spain.
New Tea and New Adventures
I'm about to leave for Nepal and India to search for some new tea gardens and visit old friends. It's monsoon season with plenty of thunderstorms so it should be a particulary exciting Himalayan trip. I was stuck by lightening in the Andes and lived - so fingers crossed my luck hold's out.
Before I go I wanted to let you know about two new black teas. We need to make room at HQ for the new discoveries I'll be bringing back from this trip - so please do your bit, try these two and free up some room. Please Drink your tea Responsibly.
Rare Tea is 10 years old....
I know it's hard to fathom but Rare Tea Company is almost ten years old.
Henrietta has been the tea-lady for a decade. We thought that might be cause for a celebration and possibly a stiff drink.
So we are hosting our first ever cocktail competition - and we'd be honoured if you might submit a recipe.
The Tea-Lady and Diana Kennedy
Whist I was in Mexico hunting for rare herbs last month I had the huge honour to spend time with the legendary Diana Kennedy at her house in Michoacán.
An update from Mexico.
The Tea-Lady was extremely lucky to visit one of our newest farms - Rancho la Paz in Valle Bravo, Mexico.
Update from LA
Quick update from LA from the tea-lady.
It's everything you'd want it to be and so much more.
The Tea Lady is adventuring again.
Claridge's: the best Afternoon Tea in the world
Claridge’s: the best Afternoon Tea in the world.
For the ultimate English Afternoon there is no competition. It has to be Claridge's.
So very proud to be working with the rather wonderful Nuno Mendes...