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Debutante Henrietta Tiarks (C) pouring tea for her friends outside. Photograph by Mark Kauffman. London, July 1957.

Twinings Tea Jane Austen know this place for she obtained tea from this long-established firm of tea merchants here and wrote to her sister, Cassandra of it in her letter, written from her brother Henry’s house in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, which is just a little further along the Strand: I am sorry to hear that there has been a rise in tea. I do not mean to pay Twining till later in the day, when we may order a fresh supply. (See letter dated March 5th 1814)

'Rare Tea Company' is small, 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. Our range is small but carefully chosen. We travel the world to seek out tea-gardens and farmers crafting the most delicious leaves we can find. Some of our tea is very rare, with only a few kilos produced each year. http://www.rareteacompany.com

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