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Rare Tea Company

Lost Malawi English Breakfast


Satemwa Estate, Shire Highlands, Malawi

Hand-crafted black tea from a small, independent estate in the Shire Highlands. The oldest tea estate in Malawi and still family run. Deep, rich and malty, it has notes of caramel and burnt sugar.

Delicious black, becoming sweet and chocolaty with the addition of milk.


About Rare Tea Company

Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London.

The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady), to source and supply the world’s best tea – direct from farmers and their tea gardens.

From humble beginnings with just a handful of devoted customers, they now collaborate with many of the world’s finest chefs, restaurants, bars and hotels from Noma to Claridges.

Their aim is to benefit both the people who craft the tea and their customers who drink it. By always sourcing for quality over price we know we are bringing customers the best tea possible; and by buying direct they know they are putting the value of your tea into the farmers hands not middle men.

Fill your pot with the all-round good teas from the Rare Tea Company, curators of fine tea from across the globe.

There’s a lot that has to happen for Rare Tea Company to class a tea as “good.” Firstly, exceptional taste is a must and they personally search out tea gardens and farmers delivering remarkable flavours.

Next, the tea must be grown using organic, sustainable methods. There are no pesticides or herbicides on any of their supplier farms. Their packaging is just as green too – free from the bleaches, glue and microplastics often used by other brands. 

What’s more, the Rare Tea Company will only work with farms where workers are treated fairly and responsibly. And they also cut out the middleman, working directly with their farmers, which keeps the value of the tea where it belongs – with the people who grow it. 

From a delicate chamomile tea made of whole flowers, to a perfectly balanced Earl Grey, take your tea time up a notch with their range.