At Taylors of Harrogate, we want our teas and coffees to not only
make you feel better, but to improve the lives of the people that
grow and harvest them. Our independent family business buys the best
quality, with respect for both the people and the planet.
Over decades, we have developed long-lasting sustainable
relationships with our growers and are founding members of the
Ethical Tea Partnership, which helps producers meet internationally
recognized standards. Our expert buyers regularly visit the farms
and co-operatives that supply our tea and coffee and have a genuine
rapport with our suppliers. More importantly, it also helps them to
maintain or achieve certification with independent bodies such as
Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance.
We also have a history of going the extra mile when it comes to
the environment. 20 years ago our former chairman promised his
children he would plant one million trees to help deforestation,
something that actually produces more carbon emmissions per year
than the whole of the USA. In the end we planted three million trees
with the support of our customers. But his vision was bigger than
that - we're now on a mission to save an area of the rainforest the
size of Yorkshire - the biggest county in the United Kingdom.
The way you do business needn't leave a bad taste in your mouth.
In fact, we think knowing that everything is sourced responsibly
might just make our tea taste