Tetley has been producing tea since 1837, when brothers Joseph and Edward went into business in Yorkshire. The brand has shaped British tea drinking tastes over the years, bringing the tea bag to the UK in 1939.
British tastes are now broader than ever, with out of home consumers expecting a wide range of fruit, herbal and speciality blends, in addition to the black tea Tetley is famous for. Tetley works all over the globe, sourcing, buying and blending the finest leaves so caterers can serve a quality cuppa.
The leaves are taste tested eight times to ensure they deliver Tetley's iconic colour and flavour. The expert blenders train for a minimum of five years to achieve this level of skill – with their knowledge valued so highly that one even has his taste buds insured for £1 million.