We are modern day tea traders, a band of irreverent free spirits who believe that the universe reveals itself with every nuanced sip. Tea for us represents memory, medicine, emotion and energy in a cup. Our wild hearts beat for the earth – for untamed jungles and beaches, mountains and moors, farms and gardens from which we source certified organic ingredients. We have the utmost respect for the environment and partner with sustainable growers to cultivate these fruits, herbs and single-origin leaves in their purest form.
Our curiosity and inherent lust for life drives us to discover wondrous tea rituals of different cultures. We love translating these time-honoured traditions into our contemporary blends.
The Seventh Duchess is a tribute to our namesake muse, Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, credited with creating ‘afternoon tea’, a treasured, sumptuous tea treat to fill the space between luncheon and dinner. The Duchess was inspired by the art of tea – a savoured, refined ritual.
Attitudes and dress may have evolved since the 1840s when afternoon tea was first practiced, but magic of this elixir and the kinship it offers, hasn’t.
We wish simply to recapture the art of tea drinking and help others unlock the everyday magic of this little luxury. Thank you for being part of our journey.
The Seventh Duchess
Crafting teas that are 100% organic mean that we impose stringent standards and adhere to international regulations. Purity and the integrity of ingredients lie at the heart of our ethereal infusions.
Unlike commercial teas, we work hard to ensure that no synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, pesticides, growth hormones, growth regulators or herbicides are introduced into the lives of our ingredients. All botanicals found in our teas have all been grown precisely, and lovingly to these standards. These herbs, fruits, roots and flowers are cultivated with the utmost respect for the earth and for humankind.
Our biodegradable Tea Totes are made with the same attention to detail and purity – free of all artificial dyes, bleaching chemicals or metal elements. And, while it’s industry practice to use fannings (small pieces of tea that are left over after higher grades of teas are gathered to be sold), we insist on the same high quality loose tea and ingredients in each tote as our loose leaf teas.
Tea Totes containing your favourite blend can be a great and convenient way to enjoy a perfect cup of tea on the go when you can’t enjoy the ritual of our loose leaf tea in a pot.
Experience the full range of tea blends, herbal infusions and their organic ingredients here.