Welcome to our world of fine, all natural, hand-blended teas. We are not entirely British, not precisely Italian, and yet truly Roman. So please join us on our next adventure and be part of our living story as we take Babingtons to the rest of the world.
Our story started in 1893 when two tenacious, determined women defied convention to create something special in the heart of Rome. At a time where women’s participation was limited and in a country where tea could only be found in pharmacies, Babingtons Tea Rooms became a fixture of the Eternal City welcoming artists, aristocrats, actors and anyone in search of a quiet haven from the hustle and bustle of Roman life.
The pulse of Babingtons is our synthesis of contrasts. English style meets Italian flair. Victorian etiquette meets contemporary wit. Elegant tradition meets every-day ritual. Babingtons Blends are inspired by this legacy to delight; to add our personal touch which ensures clients love not only the finest teas, but also a unique experience - so becoming part of our living story.
It’s the tea that binds us together and the experience & story that sets us apart. From generation to generation, we get stuck in, we live, eat, sleep, smell & taste our teas. We work closely with our growers and partners to hand-select and hand-blend teas carefully chosen from far flung lands. We only source from those that sustain ethical practices to cultivate only the very best of tea leaves.
We’re mad about the details. Call us fastidious, discriminating, or perhaps even obsessed. We’ve been known to bring water from Rome to England for testing with our blends to make sure we know exactly how it will taste in the local environment. It’s that care that lies at the heart of everything we do.
In Rome, we created something new, not entirely British, not precisely Italian, but truly Babingtons. Our passion lies in bringing flavours, cultures, and people together. No matter where you find us in the world, British curiosities are enhanced with local fusions, resulting in an experience that is indefinably, ineffably Babingtons. We hope you will join us there.