The Rare Tea Lady
Collected from her travels across the world these teas are only to be found in very small quantities or have been blended exclusively by @raretealady for her personal use. Ever the explorer, these adventures don’t stop at her journeys but continue once Henrietta returns to London, ensconced in her blending room.
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 throughout 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 special leaves - because she is so enamoured with this tea, and believes real love is generous and kind.
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, is 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 ethereal of teas.
Chocolate & Rose Blend
Grenadian cocoa nibs with Indian rose petals - rich, earthy, fragrant, heady. The aphrodisiac of all herbal teas.
Cloudy Morning Breakfast
First Flush Malawi spring tea with Broken Cloud for Lakyrsiew. A stirring breakfast tea to lift a gloomy morning.
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.
by Rosemary Wilkinson
by Rosemary Wilkinson