Rare Tea Company

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Independent tea company. Not very good at compromise. Really quite good at tea.


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Did you know that you can eat some tea leaves?

After you have enjoyed the sixth infusion of a really good sencha or Gyokuro the strained leaves can then be dipped into a good soya sauce or a with a dab of miso paste.

#tea #raretea #greentea #sencha #soysauce
The mercury is dropping and the nights are closing in, but don't fret, we've the perfect defence.

Rare Tea Masala chai is a rich black tea with freshly ground spices, warming, indulgent, and guaranteed to enliven your day. 
In addition to being utterly delicious, Rare Masala Chai makes the perfect gift.

Luckily, 'tis the season (well, almost) - and we've brought back our eternally popular Christmas Chai Tin.

It's only available at this time of year, so don't miss out.

#tea #raretea #teatime #chai #masalachai #christmas
@raretealady and Dr Strauss, the grower of our Wild Rooibos and also the local GP.

He is an amazing man who is not just interested in saving people but the environment and the endangered Cape Leopard. His farm is in the Cederberg mountains the last remaining habitat for this leopard.

#tea #raretea #rooibos #redbush #tea #southafrica
Breakfast @bernerstavern @editionhotels with our rather beautiful tea and bespoke tea-ware.  @tomberryart designed the teapot illustrations based on the mouldings and reliefs of this historic room. 
Photo from old and dear friend @yukiyasu1983
@Hawksmoor Edinburgh is doing something special with us for this years @cocktailsinthec.

It's a homage to Johnnie Walker's early trade as a Tea Blender, and guests can choose a Johnnie Walker Black label infused with either Wild Rooibos, Lapsang, Jasmine, or Earl Grey.

Pop along if you have a moment - and let us know how it tastes!

#tea #raretea #teacocktails #cocktailsinthecity #citcedin
A little bit of rain doesn’t put off the tea pickers on the Amba estate.

Unlike the monolithic tea brokers, we buy direct from the farmer.  That means money goes directly to the people who grown, nuture and pick the tea.

You get better tea and the farmer gets a better deal.

#tea #raretea #directtrade #fairtrade
There's a nip in the air and there are few better defences than a hot Rooibos toddy, perfect for bonfire night - with or without a nip of rum.

Make a fresh infusion of Wild Rooibos (3g per 150ml and boiling water). Make sure it’s a good long steep - at least 3-4 minutes.

Stir a good squeeze of lemon juice with a teaspoon or two of Maple Syrup.  You could also add a slice of fresh ginger.

Add 50ml of good Whisky or Rum.  Perhaps not for the children, though... #tea #raretea #rooibos #hottoddy #bonfirenight
This is a Double Walled Glass Teacup being filled with an afternoon pick-me-up of Lost Malawi.

Thanks to the two walls, your tea will stay warmer for longer,, which is very important as Autumn sets in.

Incidentally, you can get one of these free this week with a purchase of any teapot at Rare Tea. 😉

#tea #raretea #teapot #teacup
We have a pretty wonderful selection teapots, teacups and strainers to make drinking our tea even more of a pleasure. 
And, not just a beautiful experience, but an easy one.  The right kit really does help. 
If you order ANY teapot this week (before 27th October) we’ll include a FREE Double Walled Glass Teacup.

#tea #raretea #teaware #teacup #teapot
A little closeup of our Nepalese Himayalan Spring Green.

Locked in those leaves is a riot of flavour, with tropical fruit notes of mango, cooked pineapple and lychee. 
It's picked early in Spring from one specific field, and only one specific harvest. Only a few kilos are made each year and each harvest is unique.

#tea #raretea #nepal #himalayas #junchiyabari
Have you seen our film about the Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden yet?

We uploaded it to your Youtube account yesterday, and it shows you the stunning Nepalese landscape of Jun Chiyabari, and the care and love that go into their amazing tea.

Check the link in our bio for the full film.

Film by @paulwf

#tea #raretea #nepal #himalayas #junchiyabari