Sales of the Rare Tea Company’s RAF Tea for Heroes loose-leaf tea have raised over £30,000 for the Royal Air Forces Association’s Wings Appeal over the past five years. 50p from the sale of each tin or ‘re-fuel’ refill goes to the charity.
The bespoke blend is “made by farmers, not by vast agri-businesses” and not processed by machine. It first went on sale in September 2010, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Henrietta Lovell, founder of the Rare Tea Company, was inspired to create the blend and raise funds for a RAF charity when she met Terry Clark, then aged 90, who had served as an air gunner in a Blenheim light bomber aircraft during the Battle of Britain.
Comedian Alexander Armstrong, famous for the RAF pilots sketches in his Armstrong & Miller Show, has promoted Tea for Heroes:
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