dalgety herbal teas

Dalgety’s Beginnings…

Dalgety Herbal Teas is a successful producer of high-quality strong tasting teas. The ingredients used to produce Dalgety teas are sourced from small farmers, which creates over 500 jobs.

Mark’s journey…

Mark Dalgety read that the UK tea industry was going through a transformation and that more and more consumers were opting for a healthier version of tea. Upon research, he discovered that most herbal teas brand in the market were using artificial flavours at the time. Mark decided to introduce a 100% natural strong flavoured herbal teas, synonymous to what people of the Caribbean have been consuming for over a 100 years.

Mark recalls: “I was trying to relocate to Guyana after completing my degree in chemical engineering. My plans had to change when I looked at my bank balance. With £1,000 available on my credit card, I visited Guyana and organised the collection of 1000lbs of Cerassie / Corilla tea bush. I sat in the front room of my parents house, and using a pair of scissors, cut it up into 16,000 one-ounce packets. I then shipped it to the UK, and sold the packets for 50 pence each, raising about £8,000, which was used to invest in tea bagging technology.”

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