A Yorkshire born and bred farmer’s daughter, Dorothy had the opportunity to travel the world for 4 years tasting and experiencing food and drink.
Born out of this culinary global journey and her strong farming ethos of respect for real food and drink grown with passion and knowledge, Dorothy discovered her love for excellent loose leaf teas and a desire to know more and share it with others.
Hazelmere Tea House
In 1984 Dorothy returned home, settled in the beautiful English Lake District and set up the world famous Hazelmere Teahouse, Restaurant and Artisan Bakery in Grange over Sands.
In an era when teabags were the norm and real loose leaf tea with a provenance was very rare, Dorothy was determined to do things differently.From the start loose leaf teas were on the menu with tasting notes and historical anecdotes.