Top 8 British Tea Brands

I'm sure we are all aware that tea is a staple beverage of many British households, but not all teas are created equal and everyone has their own preferences when it comes down to it. There are plenty of brands out there promising the best tea experience, but which ones are the best of the best? Check out our list of 8 of the best British tea brands, so you're fully in the know when you tell your friends that you're drinking something special.

8. Pukka

Despite not being a brand that sells the standard caffeinated black tea you would expect, we still feel that Pukka deserves a place on this list simply because of the great variety of interesting blends available, from warming cinnamons for sleep aids, to earthy greens and energy boosters, Pukka is sure to have something new to try!


7. Typhoo Tea

Dubbed "The tea that doctors recommend" in the 1900s, Typhoo tea is now a staple on the British high street supermarkets.

6. Tick Tock

Rooibos, a non-caffeinated tea made from the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, has been put on the map and in Britain's supermarkets shelves through Tick Tock. As well as the original tea bags, Tick Tock have also introduced an earl grey and green tea blend of the classic tea.

5. Clipper

Originating in Dorset in the 1980s, Clipper may be one of the newer brands on this list, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the most recognisable sold in the country today! From English breakfast blends, to earl grey, green and fruit teas, Clipper has a great variety of flavours and blends to suit all your tea-

4. Twinings

Founded by Thomas Twining in 1707, Twinings tea was one of the oldest brands on the list and has a long, rich history of supplying tea to the British monarchy. You may recognise the brand from your afternoon tea setups. The brand offers a variety of blends, including non-caffeinated fruit and herbal options.

3. PG Tips

First named 'Pre-Gest-Tea' before it was shortened, PG Tips was first created in 1930. In 1960, they introduced their first tea bags, that quickly started outselling the original loose leaf bags, helping the trusted tea bag us Brits know and love today become a household essential. In the 1990s, PG Tips introduced the first pyramid-shaped tea bags, with the idea that the unique shape of the bag that is reminiscent of a teapot gives the leaves more room to move.

2. Tetley Tea

Tetley has made a name for itself as one of the most popular tea brands in Britain, and they are also responsible for some of the first tea bags introduced to British homes!

1. Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire tea is often regarded as Britain's most popular tea type, and Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea is no exception. Starting as a small third generation family business in 1886, the brand is now known as one the countries best-selling teas, which means they're an exceptionally popular item here and worldwide!

Where to find your favourite British tea brands

The perfect cup of tea can feel like coming home - don't fuss about trying to locate your favourite British tea brands where you live, simply take a look at our huge selection of brands and blends on our website - you'll be sure to find whatever you're looking for no matter your preference.

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M. Astor Bader - July 26, 2023

P&G Tips is an excellent black tea for daily use…it’s full bodied flavor, rich deep color and potent effect is second to none.

Helmut Grabe - January 8, 2023

Great day

Eluned RUSSELL - January 8, 2023

One or two of these brands are quite good but I wouldn’t rate them above what can be obtained from a decent tea merchant . There are excellent teas out there from Kenya, Ceylon, Rwanda and Nepal which never get mentioned. In fact the only brand dead tea that I would buy is Taylor’s. Twinnings is OK but theorist are well …. just rubbish blends. Sorry.

Lorraine Farrugia - January 8, 2023

Where can I order Yorkshire loose leaf tea with shipping to Malta?

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