Tea Pioneers Since 1982

Shop Information & Opening Hours


It is with deep sadness that we announce that we closed our Covent Garden shop on Monday 3rd January 2022.

The business has been wholly owned by the Smith family since my Aunt, Christina Smith OBE, opened the doors of The Tea House in 1982, with my sister and I taking over from Christina in 2010.

After suffering the devastating loss of my sister, our Managing Director, Katharine Singleton-Smith in a road accident in September, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the retail industry, we have to adapt and change the way we operate. We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to end our 40 year stay at 15 Neal Street.

We would like to thank all of our customers very much for their loyalty and custom through good times and bad.

I would also like to thank our landlords, The Mercers, for their fantastic support throughout our 40 years and particularly through COVID, the indescribable loss of Katharine, and our departure from Covent Garden.

We will continue and look to expand our popular online business and very much hope that you will stay with us. We will stock many of the teas and some of the accessories which our customers have enjoyed through all these years.

With a heavy heart and best wishes to you all.

Alex Smith, Director

On behalf of the shop and all The Tea House team.



Our Warehouse is open Monday - Friday 9am - 3.30pm (excluding bank holidays)