Tetley purchases millions of pounds of tea each week for our different blends of tea. These teas come from as many as 35 different countries and as many as 10,000 different estates. Tetley selects only the finest tea leaves to produce our exceptional quality blends.
Tetley tea tasters, who are responsible for buying and blending our teas, taste up to 1,000 different teas per day to determine their suitability. Our team of buyers and blenders are acknowledged as one of the most expert in the world, with over 80 years of experience between them.
The Tetley Family Tree
Tetley USA is owned by The Tetley Group, an overseas subsidiary of Tata Tea. The group is in the worldwide branded and packaged tea business, and Tetley is the second-largest teabag brand in the world.
The Tetley Group has its headquarters in Greenford, West London. It has commercial operations in Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Poland and the U.S., tea-buying operations in Kenya and Malawi and joint ventures in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The manufacturing facility is located at Eaglescliffe, near Darlington, in the northeast of England. The group was acquired by the Tata Group in 2000.
The Tata Group is one of India's oldest, largest and most respected business conglomerates. The group's businesses are spread over seven business sectors. It comprises 96 companies, operates on six continents and employs 350,000 people. The business operations of the Tata Group currently encompass seven business sectors: communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals.
Tata's Commitment to Community
The Tata Group believes in “creation of sustainable value.” This means giving back to society what came from society. The group has been a pioneer in employee welfare, the eight-hour working day, provident fund, maternity leave, etc., much before they became laws. In recent years, Tata companies have started using their core competencies to help in sustainable development of communities around the world.