A Yorkshire born-and-bred farmer’s daughter, Dorothy has travelled the world tasting and experiencing the finest food and drink the world has to offer.
This global culinary journey, as well as a strong farming ethos of respect for real food and drink, led Dorothy to discover her love for loose leaf teas. She delved into learning about all things tea, and has been sharing her passion and knowledge ever since.
Hazelmere Tea House
In 1984 Dorothy returned home from her travels, settling in the beautiful English Lake District and setting up the world famous Hazelmere Teahouse, Restaurant and Artisan Bakery in Grange-over-Sands.
In an era when tea bags were the norm and loose leaf tea with a provenance was rare, Dorothy was determined to do things differently. From the very start, loose leaf teas were on the menu, alongside their tasting notes and historical anecdotes.