Photos of the day: Meet Rutland Tea Co

By Matt Wright

These photos were taken on March 9 for an upcoming feature in the magazine.

Anna and Richard Wench are the couple behind the Rutland Tea Company, which is mainly an online business but also has a small area in Fords of Oakham (Church St).

Anna’s from the Ukraine and is utterly passionate about tea, although Richard made a pretty mean cup on the day (not a teabag in sight, of course).

Opening one of their metal tins is fantastic – you’re met with such an intense array of aromas. On sale are a huge variety of black, green, white and Rooibos teas.

Anna’s personal favourite? Bolivian Organic Green Tea, while Richard is a fan of the Sikkim 2nd Flush ‘Temi’. I couldn’t seem to find any Tetley on my visit.

It all made me realise that there’s a whole world of teas out there waiting to be discovered.

Rutland Tea Company, Fords, Church St, Oakham

Tins hold some amazing smells

Tulsi Orange Rooibos

Where Rutland Tea Co. lives

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.