• Adam Ashley-Cooper

    Adam Ashley-Cooper is an accomplished Australian Rugby Union player. As well as playing for the Wallabies, he also played for Super Rugby provinces - Waratahs and Brumbies.

    It was whilst playing for the Brumbies, Adam discovered his love for tea. Outside of training hours, rituals were created where Adam and his team mates would often visit local cafés to socialise and enjoy each other’s company. During this time, Adam lived next door to tea connoisseur Jody Hillier who introduced him to the many intricacies of the tea world. Their shared passion for a remarkable brew resulted in a partnership where five years later, BOUTEA was born.

    BOUTEA is Adam’s first venture into the business world and because of this, has become a project of passion. Knowing what works for him in a rugby game and the sum of parts it takes to be the best of the best, is an attitude he is taking in business and with BOUTEA.

  • Jody Hillier

    Jody’s passion for tea began many years ago, however it was the shared love of tea with Adam in Canberra that resulted in the partnership where five years later, BOUTEA was born.

    With more than 20 years’ experience working in logistics, Jody has taken on the role of Director of BOUTEA.

Adam Ashley-Cooper
Jody Hillier


The passionate people behind BOUTEA