Agent: Araminta Whitley
Henrietta Lovell runs the Rare Tea Company which won the Observer 2009 Best Online Retailer award and has featured everywhere from TIME magazine, to Die Welt in Germany, to our very own Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.
Henrietta has travelled the world in search of the finest teas and to encourage us to go beyond the confines of the dull quotidien teas that we might find in supermarkets and drink hand-selected fair trade teas such as the Oolong, or the delicious White Silver Tipped tea. Her passion for the subject is utterly infectious and has inspired the likes of Alexander McCall Smith to write her as a character into one of his many best selling novels.
'Tea may come from the same regions and have the same name but not all tea is equal. It's rather like fine wine or champagne: in a terroir there may be many producers growing many grapes but they don't, of course, all produce the same wine.'
The Rare Tea Company even has its very own YouTube channel or Tea-V which may be found here.