We source our tea from The Rare Tea Co. Henrietta commonly known as “The Tea Lady” has very similar ethos and core values, to that of Attendant when it comes to the provenance and sustainability of the tea Rare Tea Co sources around the globe.
Henrietta travels the world working with small, independent tea gardens from the Shire Highlands of Malawi to the foothills of the Himalayas. By sourcing direct from the farms, she is able to secure unique harvests and ensure that they are crafted using sustainable practices to benefit both the land and the people who live on it. Rare Tea deals directly with the farms so that they can help those who live and work on them to thrive.
The tea trade has historically been synonymous with exploitation and sadly this is still too often the reality. There is a reason why tea bags are cheap. It is their ambition to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for their customers to appreciate tea like a fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.