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Celebrating Tetley’s 180th Anniversary

Tetkey 180 2This October, Tetley, the nation’s favourite household tea brand , announces its 180th Anniversary, celebrating quality teas and many a shared moment since 1837. Consumed in million’s of homes across Britain, the brand is proud of its well-loved heritage. Today, Tetley is drunk in 9.69 million UK households and operates globally, sourcing, buying and blending the finest leaves to ensure the best quality cuppa is always served. 

Champion Care Home Hydration with Tetley’s new Hydration Handbook

HydrationThe nations No.1 tea brand, Tetley is excited to announce the launch of the Hydration Handbook – the go-to guide to help care homes implement best-in-class practices. The care sector has been a focal point for Tetley throughout 2017 and the Hydration Handbook has been created with care professionals and caterers in mind and offers insight and advice to help keep residents hydrated in all care environments.

Supporting the British Armed Forces

This summer Tetley supported The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's most renowned events hosted at Edinburgh Castle. The event featured a line-up of performances from military bands and a fantastic firework display.

Tetley kept Armed Forces and patrons alike fuelled throughout the event with the perfect cup of Tetley. Visitors at the event were also able to enjoy a cuppa on the go from Tetley branded portable jetpacks and Tetley On the Go Cups! An on the move piece of equipment, the Tetley Tea Jetpack is the perfect solution for busy events, offering customers the taste of the UK’s favourite tea brand, without having to battle through busy crowds. Tetley also teamed up with Red Lion foods for this event, which donates 100% of its profits to UK Armed Forces charities and causes.

Tetley’s Booming Breakfast Guide

BGBreakfast is booming out of home with £76 million spent on the first morning meal out of home on a daily basis. What’s more, breakfast is a vital day part when it comes to hot beverages, in particular tea. While 18% of all morning occasions out of home involve tea , there has been a decline of 4% in coffee occasions , presenting a key opportunity for operators to tap into by pairing brunch dishes with different tea blends.

Tetley is excited to announce the launch of the Tetley Breakfast Guide, offering inspiration to operators across channels including, hotels, the workplace, pubs, cafés and universities. The new guide offers insight into the brunch market, with advice from industry experts including Michelin starred Dominic Chapman chef-proprietor at The Beehive, Sue Baic dietitian and member of the BDA, Chris Roberts, Catering & Beverage Manager at Rowhill Grange luxury spa hotel, David Koller café operator and finalist of the Great British Brunch Challenge 2016 and Mike Haslin, Chief Executive of TUCO.

Celebrating Nutrition & Hydration Week 2017

Hydration weekTetley is excited to announce a series of initiatives to help provide education and understanding of the benefits of hydration within care homes across the UK, throughout 2017 and beyond.

Sharing 180 years of Tetley expertise

TeaBritain is a nation built on tea and the loyal cuppa is an iconic symbol of British culture. To engage with the tea drinker of both today and tomorrow, the industry must continue to evolve and innovate. The dedicated educational resources Tetley offers provides operators with the information and insight needed to take advantage of the opportunity the Great British brew has to offer.

Tetley Tea Masters

In 2016, Tetley launched Tetley Tea Masters – the first ever UK online tea training course. Created specifically for the out of home industry - whether you work front of house, are a tea buyer, or someone in the management department - anyone at any level will find Tetley’s industry approved foundation level course insightful and easy to use.

Do more with Tea

Do more with teaNothing can beat a good cuppa right? Your traditional builders brew, English Breakfast or Green Tea, we all have our favourite. However, in today’s world we can’t stick with the ordinary, consumers are constantly looking for new and exciting drinks to try, so quirky and unusual creations are inevitable. With Kantar research suggesting that 60% of consumers want to see new flavours and try new drinks every 60 days, so a varied menu can be an important way of driving repeat visits from customers looking for different experiences. 

Bubble tea, a new beverage that has graced our high streets, is made from a blend of tea mixed with either milk or fruit. It’s the small chewy tapioca balls that sets this beverage apart, these “pearls” of flavour create the bubbles! They can also be adapted for the summer months, adding more ice to make a tea/fruit slushy, ideal to keep consumers hydrated in the sunshine.

Tetley launch The Tea Report 2017

trIt’s well-known that Britain is a nation built on tea and that it has become an iconic symbol of British culture. Many would agree that practically anything can be solved over a steaming hot cuppa.

With this in mind, on the 7th December Tetley was excited to announce the official launch of The Tea Report 2017 at St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, followed by a very fitting – and delicious - afternoon tea. The Tea Report 2017 is the first of an annual overview of the out of home tea market. Offering a deep dive into current market trends, providing category insight and purchasing analysis, the report has been created to support out of home operators. It cuts through the noise and shares insight and inspiration that means the most to operators - information that will shape the tea industry for years to come.

Festive Flavours

Xmas 16Christmas is the biggest spending occasion of the year and an essential trading period for out of home operators. Over the festive period customers have a much more relaxed approach to their eating habits, taking the opportunity to socialise and indulge in festive treats. Tea is a beverage favoured when relaxing and socialising, so it is an essential menu item to consider during the festive period. What’s more, with the highest spend in speciality tea from the beginning of December until the New Year, customers are happier to spend more on indulgent tea’s that are considered a treat over the yuletide period

Become a Tetley Tea Master


Tetley is excited to announce the launch of Tetley Tea Masters – the first ever UK online tea training course. Designed especially for the out of home industry, Tetley Tea Masters aims to address the biggest barriers in tea, including poor knowledge and quality of serve – two key areas of opportunity to get right in order to meet the higher than average demand for quality that hot drink consumers have.

Presented by Tetley’s Master Tea Blender Sebastian Michaelis, we share over 180 years of tea expertise throughout the free to access course. Whether you work front of house, are a tea buyer or someone in the management department, anyone at any level will find Tetley’s industry approved foundation level course insightful and easy to use. Tetley Tea Masters is also supported by the Beverage Standards Association and the Café Society, and developed in association with Paul Miekle-Janney, Managing Director of the Coffee Community and beverage industry expert.

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