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This section of the site is dedicated to those directly involved in the tea industry. In this section you will find information on what we do and a directory of businesses involved in the tea industry including a full listing of UK Tea Council member companies.

What is the UK Tea Council?

The United Kingdom Tea Council is an independent non-profit making body dedicated to promoting tea and its unique story for the benefit of those who produce, sell and enjoy tea the world over.

We represent the world's major tea producing and exporting countries, UK tea packers and brokers and UK companies providing services to the tea industry.

On behalf of its members, the United Kingdom Tea Council works closely with the Food and Drink Federation, UK Food Standards Agency, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the European Food Standards Agency and a range of international bodies, to ensure that the quality of tea imported into the European Union meets the highest possible standards as regulated by law.

UK Tea Council Members

If you are a United Kingdom Tea Council member please log in to our Members Area for the latest information on UK Tea Council activities, meetings information, industry information and data.

If you are a United Kingdom Tea Council member and have not yet registered, please email with your details, to ensure you have full access to all essential communications.

Tea & Business

Featured Member: Northern Tea Merchants
Northern Tea Merchants is a privately owned, independent business established in 1959. We blend a wide range of teas (including FairTrade) and manufacture them into teabags for supply internationally under our own brands and also customers' own label. Our products are sold at retail, wholesale and catering levels and we also operate a mail order... Read more

Tea Advisory Panel (TAP)

TAP The Tea Advisory Panel was created to provide media with impartial information regarding the health benefits of tea. Panel members include nutritionists; dieticians and doctors. For further information please call 0207 052 8989. Read more...

TEA a brief history...

Tea is so much a part of everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation's favourite drink. But the history of tea is fascinating, and in this section we can follow its story from the earliest times in Imperial China right up to its present place at the heart of British life. Read more...