About Plymouth Tea

Our Story

At Plymouth Tea, we are passionate about the history and tradition of our great city and of course, our tea. We are based in the historic naval city of Plymouth just a short ride from the steps where the Mayflower set sail on its journey to the Americas.

Plymouth Tea was originally born from a conversation between two friends, Ross Taylor and Tim Cross, who were looking for a new business opportunity as well as a chance to escape the usual grind of the 9-5 work day and spend more time in the beautiful Devon countryside.

Having built a successful advertising company together, Ross and Tim already had plenty to keep them busy. However, after a visit to a county show, they decided to embark on a new venture focused on Tea.

The idea was simple; source the highest quality tea and create 3 unique blends. The aim was to create a tea for tea lovers available through a select group of shops, tea-rooms, restaurants and hotels. 

After several years of planning and preparation the first box of Plymouth Tea was sold in 2012 and the tea business has literally grown from there.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage people to take a moment to enjoy a quality cup of tea and to understand more about the history of our city, of tea and its traditions.

We also wanted to have a go at growing our own tea right here in Plymouth, something which has proven to be a fairly difficult task. That being said we currently have around 500 tea plants at different stages of maturity at our small plantation on the outskirts of Plymouth. Every time you purchase a box or bag of Plymouth Tea you are contributing to the development of this exciting project!

Large Plymouth Tea LogoIf you have any questions about Plymouth Tea please feel free to contact us via telephone, email, or you can write to us at:

Plymouth Tea
Unit 9A
Forresters Business Park
Devon PL6 7PL 

Telephone: 01752 695202
Fax: 01752 451900
Email: info@plymouthtea.co.uk