The company’s CEO Henrietta Lovell disclosed this in London when the High Commissioner Kenna Mphonda, Defence Advisor Colonel Sydney Linyama and Press Attache Kondwani Munthali were hosted to a tea tasting afternoon at the company’s headquarters.

The company currently supply the supermarket chain Waitrose shops with Malawi tea branded as Lost Malawi, which whose demand has been on the increase in the UK.

“We have started a charity to support girls in education. By people buying our tea, we feel obliged to help the source, that is tea growing areas to support education,” said Ms Lovell who was planning a trip in March into Malawi which will include second cohort of new beneficiaries of scholarships.

High Commissioner Mphonda commended Rare Tea for promoting Malawi tea as an independent product, pledging the Missions support to efforts to expand the base of the company in UK that it increase buying the Malawi tea.

The company sales of the Malawi speciality tea has been growing and top hotels in London such as Claridges are using Rare Tea and others in global cities such as Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Edinburgh have included Malawi tea on their breakfast menu. The Rare Tea Company can be accessed on http://www.rareteacompany.com

Satemwa Tea Company supplies the tea and has also online tea sales from Europe whose orders can be accessed on www.satemwa.com or www.satemwa-europe.com.