Our Long Tradition In Tea Begins With Birchall Graham
Our constant pursuit of perfection has been instilled in us through five generations starting all the way back in 1872, over 140 years ago. We are excited to be able to tell you the Birchall Graham story and how this family-owned London tea company continue the unbroken tea tradition he started, to create the perfect blends we are all able to enjoy today.
The origins start with Birchall George Graham, who was posted to India as an officer with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment where he served admirably for a number of years.
“Birchall planted his first tea bushes in early spring of 1872.”
On returning to England after his tour and 18 years of service he sold his commission.
The seeds of a tea dynasty were planted and subsequently Birchall Graham continued in the tea trade, successfully developing the business and acquiring the knowledge and expertise to create the finest teas in the world.
A founder member of the Darjeeling Tea Association, he lived in India for many years and is buried in Darjeeling where his gravestone lies in the Tea Estate Cemetery.
“Today, we are one of the largest exporters of black teas from East Africa in the world.”
Today our group is one of the largest exporters of East African tea in the world, buying and shipping millions of kilos of black tea from this continent every year.