We feature a massive range of Tea, Teaware and Tea making equipment from leading UK Tea merchants, large and small.
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Featured Tea Merchants Include…
Cho Yung Tea
Premium health Tea handmade following 400-year-old traditional recipes using ingredients from Japan, China and South Korea
Clipper started life back in 1984 when Tea enthusiasts Mike and Lorraine imported a pair Tea chests to their hometown of Beaminster in Dorset.
In 1994 Clipper became the UK’s first Fair Trade Tea company and then a couple of years later Clipper hit the supermarkets becoming a national brand and at the same time was the first company to introduce Green Tea to the supermarket shelf.
Over the past 20+ years, Clipper has continued to expand its Tea blends and have now hit the European market.
For over 35 years, Daylesford has been running a sustainable organic farm in Staffordshire that produces organic products, to complement their organic range Daylesford have sourced organic Tea.
East India Company Tea
The East India Company was established over 400 years ago by a group of merchants working under royal charter for queen Elizabeth the 1st.
These merchants were true pioneers who bought much exotic Tea’s herbs and ingredients to Britain, changing tastes and customs worldwide. The company was the first to bring Tea to China and India and was responsible for 50% of the world’s trade while employing 25% of the British workforce.
The East India Company is legendary in many ways. Today, it is recognised as a luxury brand worldwide with unique and evolving products made from the finest ingredients, including a range of Tea.
English Tea Shop
The English Tea Shop has its own factory in Sri Lanka where they make their wide range of Tea. All ingredients are Fair Trade, Organic and Natural, and are sourced from top growers worldwide.
New English Tea
New English Teas are blenders and purveyors of the world’s finest Teas and specialise in gift Teas with various themes including English landscapes, Best of British, British Icons, Emoji and Beatrix Potter.
PG Tips Tea
PG Tips is the UK’s most consumed Tea and was originally called Pre-Gest Tea about the 2 types of Black Tea leaves picked from the top of the bud used in the legendary blend, Tea sellers used to call the Tea ‘PG’, and the name stuck.
PG was sold loose from in the 1930s to the 1960s when the Tea Bag was introduced and in the 80’s a string was added as the trend of making Tea in the mug (and not the pot) was rocketing.
The Pyramid Tea Bag introduced in the ’90s was PG’s real coup, a simple but revolutionary idea that changed Tea’s taste forever. The pyramid eventually made PG Tips the most popular Tea brand in Britain.
Pukka Tea is more than just ‘organic’ Pukka Tea is made on the four principles of Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care ensuring that all Tea’s and ingredients are of the absolute finest quality provide numerous health benefits to the consumer.
Pukka also ensures that the Tea farmers are paid a premium price for their skilled and careful farming methods. Finally Pukka donate 1% of their annual profit to environmental causes, by drinking Pukka Tea you are safeguarding the planet.
Rare Tea Company
Here is the full range of Teas from Rare Tea Company, an independent company based in London, founded in 2004 by Henrietta Lovell who source’s great quality Tea direct from the Tea farmers.
Taylors Of Harrogate are a family run Yorkshire Tea merchant who has been selling fine Teas for over 130 years. Taylors is a massive company today but still retains the traditional family-run business ethos.
Tea Forte is a luxury Tea brand founded in 2003 by American designer Peter Hewitt who wanted to bring the “art of Tea” to the global market with artfully blended Teas and designer Tea accessories.
You will find Tea Forte Tea’s in 35 different luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, boutique cafes and high-end retailers. The Tea Forte range is also available online.
Tea Makers Of London
Tea Makers Of London are an award-winning brand specialise in authentic speciality Teas sourced from some of the world’s best gardens from Ceylon, India, China and Japan.
Their expert Tea tasters endorse the Tea. There is a wide range of Tea on offer, and new varieties and blends are regularly introduced.
Tea Pigs was started by Tea evangelist Nick and experienced Tea taster and Tea addict Louise, their mission? To get everybody drinking proper Tea again.
Nick & Louise source whole Tea leaves and whole ingredients to compliment the Tea. It’s all about the flavour. The Tea is put into a large biodegradable bag which allows the leaves and the complementary ingredients to infuse properly, giving you proper tasting infuser style Tea in a bag.
The Herbal Tea Company
The Herbal Tea Company only sells 100% natural Teas and Herbs grown organically, handpicked, imported and blended by hand (with rigorous quality control) in their specialist factory in Lancashire.
The company offers a blending service to pick your favourite Tea, herbs and flavour and The Herbal Tea Company will blend it for you, making you your own unique Tea blend.
Thomas Twining founded Twinings in 1706 around 40 years after Tea was first imported into Britain. Thomas worked with an East Indian Tea merchant for 5 years learning the trade inside out before going out on his own after buying a Coffee shop in The Strand, London.
Back in those days, coffee was hugely popular, and Tea was a new and then a relatively unknown beverage, but Thomas’s vast knowledge of Tea gave him an advantage.
Soon, people from all over London were going to the Coffee shop to drink Tea. In 1717 Thomas acquired buildings opposite the original Coffeehouse and made them into a dry Tea & Coffee shop the first of its kind on the planet.
The original Twinings shop is still there and is still a great Tea and Coffee shop selling Twinings much-loved Tea blends which are also available online.
Typhoo was founded in 1903 by John Sumner, the first person in the UK to sell pre-packaged Tea, John originally sold Tea as a cure for digestion. Typhoo has grown into one of Britains favourite brands of Tea over the past century.
The company remains true to John’s original ethos of sourcing fine quality ingredients which have functional health benefits. Today Typhoo Tea is sourced worldwide and sold in over 40 countries.
Whittard Of Chelsea was founded in 1886 by a young man called Walter Whittard who had an obsession with sourcing the best, Tea, Coffee and Cocoa on the planet.
Walter opened a shop on Fleet Street during the British Tea Boom when the English were growing millions of kilos of Tea in India.
Walters shop had an abundance of Leaf Teas, Coffee Beans and Cocoa, Walter was an expert Tea blender, and he’s unique infusions kept his customers coming back for more.
To this day over 130 years later, Whittard Of Chelsea have carried on making high-quality Tea’s and are one of the UK’s most popular brands.
Vahdam is a unique Tea company that source fine Teas from over 100 gardens in India and Nepal and ship them within 24-72 hours after picking, ensuring the freshest Tea leaves possible.
The middlemen’s exclusion ensures the Tea farmers get paid more. Vahdam has over 80 years of experience in the Tea industry and serves over 65 countries.