Hi, my love of tea and in particular loose leaf tea has been lifelong, appreciating its fine qualities and flavours. My name is Julie and I run our small family business, based in the sleepy seaside town of Broadstairs, in Kent, England,
The reason we exist? Well this a brief outline: My Dad was a true "Teapot" in every sense, he was never without a cuppa in his hand! His family came from the East End of London, and were very much Cockneys, and my Nana always read the leaves in the bottom of the cup! All this helped to inspire me into starting our little English tea company; I lost my Dad to Parkinson's Disease back in 2010 and set up Rosie Lea Tea in his memory. If you aren’t familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang then you may not know that Rosie Lea is rhyming slang for tea, ‘ Let’s have a lovely cup of Rosie’. it is not my name! One of our blends – My Dads Blend – was created to reflect my Dads sweet tooth.
Our highest priority is that all of our loose leaf tea and infusions are of a consistently high quality; we have a verifiable supply chain to make sure that our base teas are ethically sourced, and we reject any tea that does not meet our own high standards.
Our premises have been inspected for health and hygiene standards by the local council, accredited 5 stars, so you can be assured that we take the best possible care to get our teas to you in great shape.To ensure this even further, we package to order, this means that the tea will reach you in the freshest possible condition. None of our packs sit on dusty shelves for 6 months waiting for someone to purchase them!
We really care about our product and you our customers; as our blends are bespoke we will always listen to what you are asking for and if it is possible we will try and translate that into a new Rosie Lea blend.
We primarily sell through our online shop as well as carefully selected outlets.
Whether you are looking for a classic Earl Grey tea, a South African Rooibos, or a really different fruit tea, this is the place to look. With over 110 teas to choose from, we offer a great range of traditional to quirky tea choices and are sure there will be at least one you like!.
Our Literary Tea range has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and we have a great range of brews inspired by the great authors and poets of our times, and these provide a great literary gift idea or set for fans of the written word. These innovations still hold the core principles of quality tea, hand blended and value for money as our main objectives.
All our items are not licensed product.
We do not have any association to any author, publishing house or film studios.
All logos, text and trade-marked images belong to their respective owners and are not affiliated with Rosie Lea Ltd or The Literary Tea Company in any way.