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Our Heritage in Tea

Aug 26, 2015 | Birchall's Brand


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.




In 1872 he decided to return to India a land he had grown increasingly fond of over his time spent there, joining his brother Robert Fuller Graham. He cleverly used his savings to make a living by planting tea in Darjeeling.

“Our #TeaTradition Begins With Birchall Graham.”

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.

Today we are one of the world’s largest exporters of East African teas shipping 36 million kgs of tea worldwide per annum. The group has a turnover of more than $100 million USD and is one of the largest exporters of tea from East Africa in the world, buying millions of kilos of tea from this continent every year.

To read further about Birchall and the family who run the business today head to Family Heritage page.