Ethical tea and pots from the Rare Tea Company for Christmas

For Christmas 2012 we are again teaming up with ethical tea experts The Rare Tea Company, and are offering an expanded range of their fine products. All profits we make from the sale of these products go to the primary school in Africa which we support.

Where to buy

Lost Malawi loose leaf tea

A rich, black tea from a Fairtrade garden in the mountains of Malawi. Each 50g tin contains a specially written short story by Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, the perfect gift for book lovers and afternoon tea aficionados.

Delicious with milk and sugar, it is also wonderful on its own. Because of the quality of the leaf, 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. Lost Malawi is an old fashioned tea crafted in small batches with great care. Lost Malawi is 100% Fairtrade tea.

Supplied in 50g tins at £6.50 per tin

Wild Rooibos loose leaf tea

The real red Bbush from the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa. Better than organic, this rooibos is harvested completely wild in its indigenous environment. A richly delicious, caffeine free infusion with deep, rich, berry flavours.

Harvested on a wild mountainside, on horse-back with machetes in the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa, this is no ordinary tea harvest. But then rooibos (Afrikaans for ‘red bush’) is no ordinary tea, it has been used as a medicine to cure innumerable ills.

Rather than being farmed as a mono-culture it is harvested wild where it grows naturally. Where this bush-tea grows the endangered Cape leopard roams. By leaving whole areas of the mountains uncultivated and un-grazed the delicate ecosystem survives intact. It needs no pesticides, no herbicides and no irrigation.

Supplied in 50g tins at £6.50 per tin

Tea Bowls

Cup your hands around the warmth of a tea bowl as you drink your tea and suddenly tea cups become redundant! Hand thrown ceramic tea bowls custom made by ceramic artist Trevor Lillistone. Each one is unique. A good size tea cup holds around 175ml.

£16 each

Glass teapot

Just the right size for two cups of tea, this glass teapot is designed to be both strong and delicate. Made from special heat-resistant, toughened glass it is practical as well as beautiful. It comes with a stainless steel spiral in the spout to hold back the tea leaves so you don’t have to bother with a strainer or infuser.

£22 each

Tipping tea strainer with stand

Simple but ingenious, it simply tips to allow you to pour your tea through the sieve and then tips back into place over the stand to catch any drips.

£6 each

Where the money goes

Ganet’s Adventure School is a small UK charity (reg. no. 1141352) dedicated to supporting an award-winning primary school in Malawi. We are run entirely by volunteers, meaning that over 90% of our income to us goes direct to the school, meaning that all donations make a big difference at the school in Africa. The school was set up in 2004 by its current director, Gertrude Banda, and receives no government funding.


  1. joanna

    Hello, I would like to purchase one of your glass teapots but cant seem to find a link to do it. Please could you e-mail me the link.

    Best wishes, Joanna Hunt

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