Commitment to Quality
Taylors of Harrogate never compromises on quality, particularly when selecting the very finest tea leaves for our speciality teas. This is something that has not gone unrecognized by the royal family, as we are loyal suppliers to the royal household and are proud to bear the Royal Warrant, the ultimate stamp of quality.
Every one of our tea buyers is also a highly experienced taster. This ensures they understand tea completely and know precisely which of the 1000 teas they test each day are of the very highest quality. Body, color, flavor are all expertly assessed.
Our team of buyers travels the world regularly visiting tea gardens in person to build strong lasting relationships with our suppliers. We also pay top prices in return for the absolute pick of the crop, rewarding not just quality but the extra effort, care, and attention to detail these artisan growers lavish on their tea.
Tea has a 7-10 day growing cycle, so each week a new crop is plucked and processed for tasting. Even the smallest changes in temperature, rainfall and soil condition can have a profound effect on quality and flavor, which is why our tea buyer’s job is so important.
We handle all our teas with extreme care. Tea is delicate and does not appreciate rough treatment. Fruit tea and flavored tea with flowers and scents are blended with meticulous care in small batches. Our most exclusive teas are inspected almost leaf by leaf to ensure absolute quality. Our fine orthodox leaf teas are very carefully ‘withered’ then pressed between two brass plates to rupture the leaves and create a twisty and tippy speciality loose tea.
Green tea, black tea, herbal tea, Earl Grey, fruit tea, organic tea – whichever is your favorite cup of tea, by selecting Taylors of Harrogate, you are assured of a superior quality infusion.