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Celebrate Christmas with a conscience this year with a selection of fine tea gifts from Rare Tea Company, re-shaping the tea world one harvest at a time. New to 2023 is the Women in Tea Gift Set, a celebration of female producers across the world, available from 1st November.

It is estimated that about 13 million people worldwide work in tea. Most of those people are women, with many facing poverty and hardship for themselves and their families. The new gift set helps to promote female financial empowerment and support local communities. Priced at £49.95, the selection of teas and herbs directly champions skilled women in tea - sourced for their quality and at a price set by the farmer, not the market.

Founded by Henrietta Lovell, Rare Tea Company sources and supplies the world's best tea and herbal infusions, direct from farmers and their tea gardens, to secure rare and unique harvests. Wholly committed to a regenerative future, Rare Tea Company only partners with farmers through a transparent, honest, and sustainable supply chain and direct trade. Each farmer works beyond organic agricultural practices to ensure all teas and herbal infusions are free from chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Rare Tea Company has created a collection of ethically and sustainably sourced tea and beautiful teaware which allows customers to choose gifts that are good for their loved ones and as well as the people who make them, from stocking fillers through to luxury items. Good tea supports the communities who make it and the land where it's grown.

Behind each tea is a story.

Women in Tea Gift Set - £49.95

Lemon Blend - From female smallholders in Sri Lanka and Malawi

Small-holder collectives of farmers in Sri Lanka and Malawi of mostly women with tiny garden plots, they supplement their family incomes by growing Lemongrass and Lemon verbena. Each only produces a few kilos, but together, enough is made to create vital income.

Lost Malawi - From the Satemwa Tea Estate who champion women

Factory manager, Alice, is responsible for this single-estate tea crafted for the best flavour. This loose leaf tea blend is sourced from a farm where women are supported into leadership, from the field through to management.

Indian Cloud - From an Indian female-owned garden

Nayan in Meghalaya, India, owns and runs her own farm. Her Cloud Tea comes from the foothills of the Himalayas - known as the “abode of clouds”. Nayan and her community only make tiny amounts of sustainable, hand-crafted tea.

Genmaicha - Crafted by Mrs Morichui San

Matsumi Moriuchi works in partnership with her husband to grow and craft beautiful teas, but she alone is responsible for their Genmaicha. She works tirelessly in the fields every day to ensure that this tiny family farm in Shizuoka produces some of the finest Genmaicha in Japan.

Gifts for every budget

Under £100

Rare Tea Bone China Leaf Teapot
and Leaf Teacup & Saucer £99.98
Rare Tea fine bone china teaware made and decorated in the historic potteries of Stoke-on-Trent. The decals designed by artist Tom Berry are painstakingly applied by hand for an elegant finish.

Japanese Gyokuro
The highest grade of Japanese green tea grown by the Sakamoto brothers in Kagoshima. Complex flavours combine sweetness and umami notes with a balanced vegetal depth.

Under £50

Easy Pour Gaiwan Set
A compact, beautiful and robust gaiwan tea set and travel case with all you need to make and share the best loose leaf tea.

Loose Leaf Tea Starter Kit
The perfect introduction to loose leaf tea in a handy kit; Single Estate Lost Malawi English Breakfast Tea, a 150ml Glass Teapot and Overcup Strainer.
Gifts Under £30

Glass Teapot 150ml
A robust and beautiful hand-blown glass teapot. Meticulously designed and crafted to be both strong and delicate with special heat-resistant, toughened glass.

Green Tea Gift Set
A trio of green teas a cut above the rest; verdant and delicious. All boxed up in a signature Rare Tea airmail box.

Under £20

Infused - Adventures in Tea
Join Rare Tea Lady, Henrietta Lovell, on her mission to revolutionise the world of tea. Infused offers a fascinating insight into her adventures across the globe, and explains how her love affair with tea has shaped her life. Unsurprisingly, her pursuit of our lovely leaves has got her into a fair amount of hot water along the way.

Stocking Fillers

Rare Tea Overcup Strainer
A simple and elegant stainless steel, over the cup tea strainer with its own dish. No more dashing to the bin with a dripping teabag - simply strain your loose leaves straight from a teapot.

Soothe Me
A pure herbal blend of chamomile, tulsi, anise hyssop and spearmint to soothe you at the end of the day and help prepare you for a restful night’s sleep.

Discovery Box
The perfect introduction to the world of loose leaf tea containing a selection of black and herbal teas as well as an infusion guide to guarantee you get the perfect cup.

Speedy Breakfast
A strong and malty English Breakfast tea from the Satemwa Estate in Malawi. Rich and comforting tea that is delicious with a silky drop of milk.

For more information, please contact Harriet on and Dianne on

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