|Basket of fresh green tea, image copyright Rare Tea Company|
Henrietta’s travels in her former job took her to countries where it was customary to offer fine teas as gifts and order the best teas in restaurants in the way that we might order good wine. Unable to find such quality teas in the UK she began tracking down small specialised tea farms. The Rare Tea Company now supplies tea to many top restaurants and has received the Observer Good Food award. She explained how to make a proper cuppa and how to match tea types with food.
A meeting with Terry Clerk an RAF veteran of the Battle of Britain inspired Henrietta to create a Royal Air Force tea, now selling in Sainsbury’s, with part of the profits going to the RAF Wings Appeal.
Henrietta has a very entertaining website, perfect for perusing while enjoying a cuppa: www.rareteacompany.com