Debonair Tea Company is a family-run tea business set up by Kent couple, Phil and Louisa Johnson. Tired of seeing both good and poor quality tea served badly, we believed it was possible to source, create and serve high quality loose leaf tea without pretence and set upon our mission to make exceptional tea a daily pleasure.
Initially, our plan was to create a pop-up tea bar and personally serve our own teas and blends but we were soon getting requests to retail our products online and supply other food businesses - requiring a prompt re-write of the business plan!
From true start-up beginnings and a limited budget, we have now created and sourced over 20 delicious yet honestly priced unique teas and infusions with more in careful development. Louisa has also proven her craft, knowledge and love of tea with formal tea sommelier accreditation – the first person to achieve this standard with the UK Tea Academy.
Our name is not only inspired by our high-quality teas and infusions but also by our 1968 Bedford Debonair CA van, which we are converting into a mobile tea bar (Still..! One commercial unit, a dog and a baby later...!)
Our teas are available to buy online, at food shows and festivals as well a growing number of retailers across the South East. We are proud members of Produced in Kent and our blends are now being served in some of the county's top food businesses. To find out more about our wholesale offer, visit our trade page or contact us here.