A Brief History
Discover the ancient origins and fascinating history of tea!
The United Kingdom Tea & Infusions Association (UKTIA) is an independent, non-profit making body that works in support of the industry and is dedicated to promoting tea and herbal infusions and their unique story to consumers, the media, and key stakeholders.
UKTIA works on behalf of the world’s major tea producing and exporting countries, UK tea packers and allied UK companies who support the tea and herbal infusions supply chains. We provide support and information of a technical, scientific and regulatory nature.
UKTIA is the voice of the British tea and herbals industry. We provide a platform for industry cooperation on non-competitive issues and we promote tea and herbals; delivering consumer education on health, taste, hydration, varieties, origins and sustainability.
UKTIA and its members are fully committed to sourcing product from ethically sound producers and suppliers. A condition of UKTIA membership is that a company must be fully and transparently aligned with one of the major ethical and sustainable organisations; for example, Ethical Tea Partnership, Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade or provide evidence of their approach to ethical and sustainable trading.
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