About Us

We're a family business, based in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire.

We established our company, Aurora, in 1997 with just a small selection of leaf teas and yixing teapots imported directly from China.  By 2000 we were online and sourcing our teas from some of the world's most respected tea merchants - companies with the highest standards in quality control, continuity and reliability.

Reason why we chose to sell leaf tea?   We were already selling kombucha making equipment and in order to understand the product we tried to make it.  The recipe called for leaf tea, but we couldn't find any 'good' leaf tea in 1996 so imported a few kilos from China.  We were amazed at the difference between teabag tea and what we were (now) drinking.  How could we keep that a secret? 

We found someone to design our first website - son Dan, now at www.hereinthehive.com and then found a few customers, many of whom are still with us, for which we are grateful.  

We hope everyone who buys our teas enjoys them.  We proud of what we do and love the teas that we have.

Janet and Clive Donald

Directors