Expertly Sourced Teas From Around The Globe

The Gilded Teapot is an independent tea shop and coffee specialist and started its journey in an old Dorchester tobacconists ten years ago. You can now find us in beautiful Lymington in our adopted home of The New Forest. Our aim is to bring you the finest loose leaf tea from around the globe directly to your teapot – and we take great care with where they come from. We source thoroughly, working with independent growers alongside some of the greatest fair trade and organic estates in the world today. CLICK HERE FOR WHOLESALE TEA DETAILS >>


South Coast Tea Hunters

Inspired by her love of tea, Jo opened The Gilded Teapot, a tea shop in an old tobacconists which has now spread its wings to the New Forest coastal town of Lymington. Tired of the usual mass-produced offerings in teabags, she set out to hunt down the finest loose leaf tea from around the world, and wanted to create a business that celebrates craftsmanship, provenance, and exploration. “I love hearing about people’s first tea and coffee experiences that got them into loving it – be it supping Tibetan tea with butter, sipping Moroccan mint in a marketplace, or a thimbleful of dark thick Turkish coffee. I’ve now been in specialist tea for ten years. The most memorable and truly great parts have to be meeting the growers, sampling the harvests from the new seasons, and tasting something you have never seen before that takes your breath away. There is always something new to discover.”


I have been using The Gilded Teapot for many years. I love the blends that Jo and her team have to offer. The service is great, and there's always a little personal note which makes you feel valued as a customer.

Phil & Karen Vatter, Suffolk, UK.



To help keep our customers and team safe, and encourage social distancing, we are temporarily closed in Lymington.

However! We are very much open online. You can place your orders here on your website!

Your support is the absolute world to us, and we will move heaven and earth to keep you in good tea! I’m confident we will get through this. It’ll be alright.


*Please note, our Dorchester tea shop is now closed*



(please ignore the opening times below!)

The Gilded Teapot, 129 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AQ United Kingdom
Telephone: 01590 719982


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