Bringing you Malawi tea from the Rare Tea lady

We are delighted to be able to bring you Lost Malawi tea from the Rare Tea Company, suppliers to the UK’s finest restaurants.

All profits from the tea we sell through the charity go direct to Ganet’s Adventure School, Malawi. This luxury tea is supplied loose in 50g tins, and is priced at £6.50. Each tin comes with a short story by Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series. See below for details of how to buy.

I went to meet Henrietta Lovell, aka ‘the Tea Lady’ and owner of the company, for a tasting and to collect our first batch of tea. While showing me how to get two or even three delicious infusions from the same tea leaves by using fresh water each time, she told me about the tea.

This is no ordinary tea, Lost Malawi is supplied to Fergus Henderson’s famous St John restaurant in London, one of Restaurant magazine’s top 50 restaurants in the world. Perfect for afternoon tea, and delicious with milk and sugar, it is also wonderful on its own. Because of the quality of the leaf, Lost Malawi doesn’t just make one pot – if you refill the pot with fresh water you’ll find the second infusion is even better than the first.

This is a single estate tea grown and lovingly made on a farm called Satemwa on Thyolo Mountain in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. It’s not a modern industrial blend churned out by vast machines, but an old fashioned tea crafted in small batches with great care. Like all good crops the leaf is seasonal – picked only when thet tea bush is at is best; for this reason there is only a limited supply.

Lost Malawi is ethically sourced, 100% Fairtrade tea, and is purchased direct from the estate by the Rare Tea Company. As well as 100% of our profits going to Ganet’s Adventure School, part of the purchase price goes on providing the local community with fresh water, adult education and solar power as well as scholarships for orphans.

We look forward to teaming up with with the Rare Tea Company in the future, ‘Like’ our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Where to buy your Lost Malawi tea

Mail order

Please visit our eBay store for delivery anywhere in the UK:

Free delivery in the Herne Hill area

We are offering free delivery within two miles of Herne Hill in the run up to Christmas. Choose a delivery slot below and email with your order, delivery address and preferred delivery slots.

Saturday 26 November 2011,10am-1pm
Saturday 26 November 2011, 1pm-4pm
Tuesday 29 November 2011, 7.30pm-10pm
Tuesday 6 December 2011, 7.30pm-10pm


You can collect your tea from us in London, from the West End, Shoreditch or Herne Hill. Email to arrange a collection.

Christmas markets

We will be selling Ganet’s Brew at various Christmas markets in the UK, more details soon.


For our free delivery and collection in person, you can pay in cash. Alternatively, you can pay in advance online via Paypal, visit the link below and insert the following email address into the ‘To’ box:

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And don’t forget to take a look at our Christmas cards and exclusive Ganet’s Brew coffee from Climpson and Sons, all profits go to the school in Malawi!

See Henrietta’s video about the tea filmed in Malawi


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  2. Simon Ackroyd

    i stayed in Malawi in 1968 and loved the tea. since then have not been able to find a supply of local Malawi tea.
    i won’t need large amounts, but if i can buy an occasional packet i’d be delighted.
    i’m in Gloucestershire, so it would have to be by post. thanks Simon Ackroyd

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