Hi my name is Julie and I run our family business, based in the sleepy seaside town of Broadstairs, in Kent, England, my history with loose leaf tea has been lifelong, appreciating its fine qualities and flavours. 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 stands for tea, ' Let's have a lovely cup of Rosie'. It is not my name! Our highest priority is that all of our loose leaf tea and infusions are of a consistently high quality; this is why we chose to work with our Master Tea Blender, as he has learnt his craft while working for one of the world's leading tea brands and now only sources tea from the very finest estates around the world. He has passed some of that knowledge to me and I am now blending many of our unique teas. We are proud to say that we are a genuine Artisan tea company, that our tea recipes are unique, hand blended and then hand weighed and packaged by us all within the county of Kent, The Garden of England. 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.