"Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots."
Our Mission: To bring joy, inspiration and a moment of magic! Pink Tea Café, began in Notting Hill but it’s story spans continents and transcends cultures. As the world has become an overwhelmingly busy place, we often run after goals and destinations without living the journey. This was also the life of the founder encountering “a constant desire for more and the feeling of not enough”. Pink Tea Café endeavours to spark inspiration on the fact that all we have is this moment called ‘now’. In the curation of our teas we went deep, complementing each with a poem so that every sip is a conscious and mindful one.
For us, chai is a symbol of hospitality; a divine customary drink that brings people together and fosters deep conversations. We will emulate this experience and celebrate the journey, heritage, and cultures entwined in authentic chai to bring a moment of stillness.
Going Beyond Sustainability: As well as an active approach to plastic-free packaging and sustainable sourcing we are proud to have signed the 4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate Initiative, which came shortly after the Paris Climate Accord promoting an innovative model to mitigate climate change and we will strive to go beyond sustainability and support regenerative agriculture so that the future of tea is long-lived and forever exceptional in quality. We are also a member of the UK Biodynamic Association.
Our Teas: We pride ourselves on having some of the rarest single estate teas in the world meticulously selected by our tea master and packaged in opulent glass jars. Our collection consists of black, oolong, green, and white loose leaf teas which have been sustainably sourced and expertly curated for tea lovers and tea connoisseurs alike. We favour quality over quantity and pay particular focus on selecting from plantations which meet the highest standards in social and environmental conditions.
Our Baklava: Lovingly made to traditional recipes, natural ingredients are handcrafted into the most delectable of sweet treats. Our baklava is baked once an order is placed. It is free from artificial colours, preservatives and flavours and hand-packaged in elegant gift boxes which took months to design to enable them to keep the sweets fresh but also fit our plastic-free policy!
The elephant in our logo:
Elephants were trained to break down trees and transport tea through dense jungles in India. They were the only reliable method of transportation during the monsoon season. Were it not for this incredible animal the journey of tea and the creation of chai would not be possible. The elephant is core to the journey of chai through time. Subsequent to the creation of our logo we also learnt the fact that the elephant is a keystone species in the ecosystem:
“A keystone species is an organism that helps hold the system together. Without its keystone species, ecosystems would look very different. Some ecosystems might not be able to adapt to environmental changes if their keystone species disappeared.” (Source: National Geographic)
We see tea in a metaphorically similar way.