Loose leaf tea is the only answer to truly sustainable tea. Teabags use precious natural resources for single use and often contain plastics, bleaches and glues. Even biodegradable tea bags must be processed using industrial chemicals to turn trees or corn into bags that first go into us and then into the bin. Loose tea leaves in a teapot waste nothing, add nothing and can last generations.
All of our precious loose tea leaves are bought direct from independent tea gardens. Ethical direct trade tea is the heart of what we do – we work with the people who grow and craft their tea for the highest quality. We don't buy low grade industrial product from brokers or middlemen.
Rare Tea is an independent UK tea company, who work globally. We supply tea across the world finding tea lovers everywhere and routes to market that support tea farmers.