The Drinks Business Independent Retailer of the Year 2023
Founded in 2017, REAL exists to enable everyone to celebrate life, unconstrained. David set about fermenting with exquisite loose-leaf teas and after almost 2 years of tinkering, had created a liquid with the depth of flavour he had been missing and shared it with the like-minded folk at The Pig. They agreed that this was like nothing else and became REAL’s very first listing. David’s unconventional approach to creating that first batch of liquids that made their way to The Pig is embodied in everything that the team do today. His relentless attitude to progress means that the Sparkling Teas you taste today in a Champagne-style bottle in places such as the Fat Duck, Le Gavroche and Clove Club are quite far from the early days; more refined, deeply flavoured, and with the complexity of a fine wine – a sparkling moment, without the compromise. These Sparkling Teas have always been lovingly handcrafted in Buckinghamshire by our team, from their early days in David’s garage to our new home, a state-of-the-art Fermentery on the stunning Waddesdon Estate.