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AVT Tea Services Ltd

AVT Tea Services Ltd
17 Spice Court
Plantation Wharf
London
SW11 3UE

AVT Tea Services Ltd logo
  INTRODUCTION

AVT Tea Services is an international provider of decaffeinated tea and tea extracts.  We are part of the AVThomas Group a Chennai based company involved in activities including tea production and active ingredient extraction from natural sources. Our decaffeinated tea is manfactured in our own facility on the outskirts of Kochi, South India and has the capability to remove caffeine from tea using all approved methods.  We are also able to manufacture and supply purified tea caffeine. 

The recently commissioned instant tea plant has been built on the same site enabling customers to benefit from synergies in product development and production and to make maximum use of AVT's wide-ranging expertise.  The factory has a broad range of capabilities including both cold and hot water soluble base powders as well  as green instant teas and liquid aromas.  Our production facilities are supported by an experienced and knowledgable sales department based in Battersea, South London.


Keith Spicer

Keith Spicer
Keith Spicer Ltd
5 Cobham Road
Wimborne, Dorset
BH21 7PN

  INTRODUCTION

It was in 1934 that 24-year-old Keith Spicer founded the business, using the parlour of the family home in Bournemouth as the blending department and the distribution fleet consisting of a well-used but serviceable butcher?s bicycle. The company grew rapidly thereafter becoming an important supplier to the local hotel and catering industries and by 1970 had moved to its current location in Ferndown Industrial Estate Dorset.

In 2013 Spicers added a large manufacturing plant in Newcastle to support its blending expertise with the facilities to produce high volume bespoke tea blends. Spicers is now the chosen tea supplier of some of the largest UK supermarkets at the same time offering a broad portfolio of well-known branded teas.

 

 


MFLT
  INTRODUCTION

Eminent Tea Consultant, Malcolm Ferris-Lay has over four decades of experience in the Tea Industry.

Malcolm started his training with Twining's in 1968 and then went on to work with one of London's premier Tea Brokers until the demise of the London Tea Auctions.

In 1984 he joined his family tea business with its four retail tea and coffee shops together with its wholesale business. After the successful sale of the business Malcolm became Sales & Marketing Director and later Managing Director of Williamson & Magor, probably the world's finest family owned tea growers and packers.

Malcolm is recommended by The UK Tea & Infusions Association (previously known as The UK Tea Council) for services as an expert trainer for Afternoon Tea for business conferences, world famous hotels, city and country hotels and tea rooms.

Clients have included Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle (Royal Collection); Atlantis Palm Hotel Dubai; Ritz Carlton Dubai; Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (Dallas); The Angel Hotel Abergavenny, The Dorchester London, The Savoy, Corinthia London, Waterford Wedgewood Royal Doulton, InterContinental Hotels, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Althorp House and Priory House Tea Rooms.

Malcolm is pleased to offer his services in the following categories:
Afternoon Tea Training,
Menu Consultancy,
Lectures,
Tasting Training,
Bespoke Tea Blending,
Sourcing Product for both trade and consumers,
Packing,
Auditing,
Product Development.


Reginald Ames Ltd

Reginald Ames Ltd
Unit 12, Tannery Road Industrial Estate
Tannery Road
Tonbridge, Kent
TN9 1RF

Reginald Ames Ltd logo
  INTRODUCTION

About Reginald Ames

Reginald Ames Ltd. is a long standing tea company that has been running in London since 1934. It is a unique blend of traditional methods & ideologies with modern views & business knowhow. The company has several strings to its bow as follows:

  1. Sourcing tea directly from the growing regions, whether this be from the centralised auctions, through brokers or directly with the estate owners, the focus is, as always, on highest possible quality. This can often include the rarest finds of just 2-3Kg lots of truly superb teas!
  2. Once imported in to the UK, the company is able to supply teas internationally in varying quantities from 0.5Kg up to full container loads.
  3. At their central London based warehouse, teas are also blended and/or scented to form a variety of both staple blends and bespoke blends as per customer?s requirements.
  4. Although their strong reputation is built around quality leaf teas, a small amount of teabag packing also takes place at the warehouse in order to cater for the quality end of the teabag market.
  5. A growing area of the business for Reginald Ames is ?own label? packing. The company is able to pack a whole range of products under a customers own label, giving the customer a quality end product with a minimal amount of fuss.

The Directors of the company still pay regular visits to the growing regions in order to ensure the quality of workmanship that they hold in such high regard.

Selection of Reginal Ames tea packets - on the UK Tea Council websiteOn occasion, they have taken customers along with them to help enhance the customers knowledge ? after all, it is the company?s firm belief that they will only ever be as successful as their customers.

It is fortunate then, that their customers include some of the best tea companies, restaurants, hotels and tea rooms throughout the world.

 

History of Reginald Ames

Reginald Ames is one of the UK's remaining traditional Tea Merchants. The company still adheres to and maintains the very high standards that were a necessary requirement from its conception.

Our combined buying, brokering tea and herbal infusions, shipping and tea blending experience enables the staff at Reginald Ames to continue to provide a high quality service and exceptional product for wholesale and Export sales.

Our skilled team works together to ensure that only the best quality orthodox and CTC manufactured teas are used. The blending drums and teabag machines are continuously in use throughout the year ensuring consistent blends of speciality teas both for Wholesale/Export and individual customers - Speciality - Loose - Teabags.

We import teas from India, Africa, Asia, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, and other sources.


Silkenty Teas Ltd

Silkenty Teas Ltd
unit 36, 88-90 Hatton Garden
Holborn
London
EC1N 8PN

  INTRODUCTION

Silkenty brand is owned by The Tea & Herb Company in Sri Lanka. It is primarily engaged in premium & speciality quality pure Ceylon teas.

Silkenty teas are carefully filled silken infusers with premium ingredients - real leaf teas, whole buds and flowers, natural herbs, exotic spices and real fruit pieces. Each blend speaks of perfection and delivers maximum enjoyment. Our silken infusers allow discerning consumers to experience anexceptional cup of tea. Their structure allows us to fill them with the most premium grades of teas and herbs.

Silkenty teas can be bought online (www.silkenty.co.uk) and through Amazon

Varieties of Teas Offered: Pyramid Tea bags, Loose teas, Herbal teas, Speciality Teas & Fruit Teas

Breakfast Tea - Premium Ceylon Black Tea

Bombay Chai - Ceylon Black Tea, Cardamom, Ginger Root & Cinnamom

Earl Grey        - Ceylon Black Tea & Oil of Bergamot Orange

Honeydew Green - Honeydew Melon, Apricot & Gunpowder Green Tea

Traditional Oolong - Pure Oolong Tea

Chamomile Lemongrass - Chamomile & Lemongrass

Peppermint Rose - Real Mint Leaves with Baby Rose Petals

Crimson Nights - Hibiscus Flowers, Rosehips, Hawthorn Berries, Cranberry, Lemon Peel, Cherry

Tropical Dreams - Rose Petals, Rosehips, Sultanas, Blkcurrents, Blueberries, Strawberries.

Tranquility - Valerian Root, Passion Flowers, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemon Balm & Rose Petals

Vanilla Rooibos - Premium Rooibos, Marigold Petals & Natural Vanilla Essence

White Gold Tips - Pure White Tea for the most refined palate. Highly prized, subtle & elegant.

 

 


Tea People Ltd

Tea People Ltd
96 Cardigan Road
Reading
RG1 5QW

Tea People Ltd logo
  INTRODUCTION

Tea People is an award winning, speciality tea company that is passionate about spreading the richness of natural, high quality whole-leaf tea. It was founded to address the issue of educational development in the tea growing regions and is hence set up as a social enterprise. We commit 50% of our net profits to help educate children in under-served tea growing areas.

Our teas range from the finest premium single estate teas to a wide variety of our own unique blends, flavours and herbal infusions. We cater to the needs of all tea lovers as well businesses including hotels, cafes, restaurants, etc.

One of our unique offerings is ?BESPOKE TEAS?, a service that allows our customers to create their own tea experience which could range from a new blend to customized labeling and packaging.

Our Teas:

At Tea People we sell a wide variety of teas and infusions catering to a wide array of tastes and palates. We offer our teas in both loose leaf form as well as specially designed biodegradable pyramid tea bags. Some of the teas that we stock include:

Single Estate Black Tea: We stock some of the finest single estate teas ranging from the 1st Flush Darjeeling to the premium Assam, Ceylon and Keynan teas.

Blended & Flavoured Black Tea: In addition to the ever popular English Breakfast and Earl Grey we also do a wide variety of other blends including the Indian Chai tea, Russian Caravan and Lapsang Souchong.
Our flavoured range of black teas containing Blueberry, Apricot and Peach, Lemon & Ginger, etc.

Green Tea: Our selection of Green tea ranges from the single estate green teas from Darjeeling and Celyon to flavoured and blended Green Tea such as Jasmine Green and Coconut Rose Green. We also stock a range of Japanese green teas including Matcha, Sencha and Genmaicha.

Flowering Tea: When it comes to our flowering or blooming teas, they are not just pretty to look at, but are also a delight to drink.

Oolong Tea: From Tie Guan Yin, China?s most popular Oolong tea to DarjOolong, a rare Oolong from Darjeeling you can find them at Tea People.

Herbal & Fruit Infusions: We boast of a wide range of some unique herbal and fruit infusions such as  Liquorice Mint Toffee, Spicy Apple, Very Berry, etc.

Rooibos: We stock an exclusive range of Rooibos or Red Bush tea. Our Choco Mint Rooibos won 2 gold stars at the Great Taste Awards 2014.

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