Taylors of Harrogate had a deep fascination with flavor since 1886 – and we think you can taste the difference.
Taylors of Harrogate is an independent family tea and coffee company from Harrogate in Yorkshire. They have strong family values, like a love for fairness, quality, creativity and
the importance of treating people with respect. They are completely, utterly
devoted to the pursuit of extraordinary flavor.
Their story starts back in 1886, and although they’ve grown a little since then, Taylors of Harrogate have stayed true to their craft values. It’s because their family roots run more than a
century deep – and they’ve never lost their independent streak.
Taylors of Harrogate want their impact on the world to be positive. Their trading relationships with tea
farmers are based on fair prices, collaboration and mutual respect – and they re-invest
part of their profits in community and environmental projects. All their tea comes
from independently certified sources – Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ.
is built on long term relationships, often developed over decades. They're proud
to be founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership, which helps producers
meet internationally recognized standards. Their buyers regularly travel to visit
the farms and co-operatives that supply our tea and coffee and have a genuine
rapport with their suppliers – because when we work with people, we want those
relationships to be real and sustainable. You can learn more about the
projects we’re involved with at
Their commitment to the planet embraces good environmental practice in their operations, working with our suppliers to improve environmental standards,
promoting recycling to the local community, and working with our customers to
plant and protect trees.
Taylors has a supply chain that spans the globe – from Yorkshire farmers who
supply the ingredients for our Tea Rooms, to the estates and small holdings in
the tropics that provide the tea and coffee for their blends. They see their suppliers as one of the most important stakeholders and they’re committed to
strong, long-term ethical relationships with all or their suppliers, based on
quality and fair terms of trade.
Community: Taylors of Harrogate family business is committed to supporting their communities, both in the
Yorkshire region in which they’re based and in the global supply chain. Taylors of Harrogate know
they depend on resilient communities for their employees, customers and suppliers –
both present and future – and have a broad program of community activities
covering education, charitable giving and sustainability.