Bespoke Blend: Create Your Own Tea with "Tea-Lady" Henrietta Lovell at the Rare Tea Company

Bespoke Blend: Create Your Own Tea with "Tea-Lady" Henrietta Lovell at the Rare Tea Company

Marylebone, London

£5,000

“I was carried away on a delicate, shimmering, perfumed cloud of tea” The Guardian

Why we love it

Have your own bespoke tea blend created by "The Tea-Lady" herself, Henrietta Lovell. Lovell imports hand-harvested whole-leaf teas from independent tea farms all around the world. You will have private consultations to design your blend, and will go home with a three month supply of your own unique tea.

What's Included?

  • Create your own bespoke tea blend with The Rare Tea Company; suppliers to establishments such as Noma and Claridge's
  • Begin with a tea tasting and bespoke consultation session with Henrietta Lovell
  • Return for up to two follow-up consultations, if required, to perfect your bespoke blend
  • At the end of the process, take away a three-month supply of your own signature tea
  • Return for your perfect cuppa; your bespoke blend is a lifetime arrangement and will be available for purchase on request

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Known around the world as the Tea-Lady, Henrietta Lovell founded the acclaimed Rare Tea Company, which is dedicated to sourcing and supplying the best tea in the world. Rare Tea Company tea leaves are grown on small, independent gardens located as far as China's Fujian mountains, to the slopes of Malawi's Mount Thyolo. Lovell imports hand-crafted, whole-leaf,unique teas that have been grown using sustainable farming methods with leaves crafted by traditional, small-batch processes. This gives her tea a flavour far removed from the bland British teabag. Lovell's teas can be found in the cups of Hollywood's elite, and on the tables of most of the finest restaurant and tearooms in the world.

Having a bespoke tea blend created for you is similar to having a suit tailor made to fit you exactly. There are very few individuals in the world who can create a bespoke blend of tea, and Henrietta Lovell is known for being a couturier of tea. Lovell has created bespoke blends for clients including Noma, Mark Hix, Angela Hartnett, The Dunhill Club,The Royal Air Force and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

It takes an extremely high level of expertise not only to find the most exquisite leaves from the world finest harvest but to understand the complexity of combination.

“It’s not enough to blend leaves. In order to create a bespoke blend I have to understand my customer’s unique flavour profile. From there I follow particular flavour notes, rather than simply adding fixed percentages from specific farms because tea harvests, like fine wines, change from season to season and year to year. It’s a complex process and blends need to be constantly reworked. I travel to globe tasting tea selected from different fields and specific plucks through the seasons to find the precise flavours and subtle nuances I need.”

Tea-Lady Henrietta Lovell will create for you a truly unique bespoke blend, and you will take home a three month supply of your own tea.

Description

Known around the world as the Tea-Lady, Henrietta Lovell founded the acclaimed Rare Tea Company, which is dedicated to sourcing and supplying the best tea in the world. Rare Tea Company tea leaves are grown on small, independent gardens located as far as China's Fujian mountains, to the slopes of Malawi's Mount Thyolo. Lovell imports hand-crafted, whole-leaf,unique teas that have been grown using sustainable farming methods with leaves crafted by traditional, small-batch processes. This gives her tea a flavour far removed from the bland British teabag. Lovell's teas can be found in the cups of Hollywood's elite, and on the tables of most of the finest restaurant and tearooms in the world.

Having a bespoke tea blend created for you is similar to having a suit tailor made to fit you exactly. There are very few individuals in the world who can create a bespoke blend of tea, and Henrietta Lovell is known for being a couturier of tea. Lovell has created bespoke blends for clients including Noma, Mark Hix, Angela Hartnett, The Dunhill Club,The Royal Air Force and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

It takes an extremely high level of expertise not only to find the most exquisite leaves from the world finest harvest but to understand the complexity of combination.

“It’s not enough to blend leaves. In order to create a bespoke blend I have to understand my customer’s unique flavour profile. From there I follow particular flavour notes, rather than simply adding fixed percentages from specific farms because tea harvests, like fine wines, change from season to season and year to year. It’s a complex process and blends need to be constantly reworked. I travel to globe tasting tea selected from different fields and specific plucks through the seasons to find the precise flavours and subtle nuances I need.”

Tea-Lady Henrietta Lovell will create for you a truly unique bespoke blend, and you will take home a three month supply of your own tea.

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Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

This experience includes a tea tasting and bespoke blend consultation session with Henrietta Lovell at the Rare Tea Company, plus up to two follow-up consultations as needed, and a three-month supply of your bespoke tea blend.

Note that The Rare Tea Company has a 72 hour cancellation or rescheduling policy for this experience. Any changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the booked appointment time.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We also recommend

  • Have an elegant bespoke hat created at nearby V V Rouleaux
  • Book in dinner at the exclusive Chiltern Firehouse
  • Browse 18th Century artwork at The Wallace Collection

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

This experience includes a tea tasting and bespoke blend consultation session with Henrietta Lovell at the Rare Tea Company, plus up to two follow-up consultations as needed, and a three-month supply of your bespoke tea blend.

Note that The Rare Tea Company has a 72 hour cancellation or rescheduling policy for this experience. Any changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the booked appointment time.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

62 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7JA

Rare Tea Company 62 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7JA

Bespoke Blend: Create Your Own Tea with "Tea-Lady" Henrietta Lovell at the Rare Tea Company

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