About Us

Shop Opening Times:
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Independent Pioneers

Our family run business has been shining the light on the amazing diversity of tea since 1982 when we opened our iconic flagship store in Covent Garden. Started by original Covent Garden pioneer Christina Smith, the business has been handed down to her niece and nephew and remains an independent family business to this day.

The Tea House has been an iconic attraction in Covent Garden since it's opening in 1982 and has seen visitors come from around the world to experience the vast range of exciting and interesting blends that grace the shelves of our London Tea Shop. 

The Tea House has become synonymous with high quality loose leaf tea and that's what keeps our customers coming back. We know many of our customers personally and take great care in choosing blends that we know both new and existing customers will enjoy. 

Since opening, we’ve helped thousands of customers find their favourite teas and due to popular demand, we launched our website in 2013 and now ship tea to our customers all over the world!

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the iconic tea house shop front with square black windows full of tea










We know a thing or two about Tea – Ignorance is Not Bliss

We source the highest quality loose leaf tea and our aim is simply to encourage you to explore and discover the true pleasure of this wonderful infusion.

All our team members are enthusiastic tea drinkers with specialist knowledge to assist you in selecting the teas and infusions from our extensive range that will suit your tastes.

As well as selection assistance, we provide information and brewing advice online and in our store to ensure that you get the best from your tea and accessory choices.

Over 200 teas in our range

As well as firmly established favourites across our Black, Red, Green, White, Oolong and Pu-Erh ranges, we offer a fine selection of Speciality Teas and many Herbal and Fruit infusions and also Rooibos (Redbush) and Mate. If you're looking for something exciting and different, try our seasonal specials.

keep up to date with our latest news

If you want to be inspired by refreshing new content, save money on your favourite teas or simply learn more about this wonderful infusion then you've come to the right place. We'll make sure that you are kept up to date with the hottest trends and the coolest innovations in the tea world, like the tea cocktails everyone is talking about which featured in our Summer Special Edition 2016.

Whether you're a green tea fanatic or a darjeeling connoisseur, you will receive tailored content for loose leaf lovers straight to your inbox, once a month and absolutely free. We may even send you the odd discount too so when it's time to refresh your tea supply, you'll save money on your favourite teas and infusions.


the iconic tea house shop front with square black windows full of tea