Top 10 Best Tea Brands of 2016

Written by Aman Dutta

When it’s hot and humid, you know how important it is to drink a lot. If you would like a cool beverage and still don’t want to miss out on the Tea.

Tea is a type of beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water. It is widely consumed all over the world and the fun fact is that after water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes.

Tea was originated in southwestern China, where it was used as a medical drink. In 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass a Chinese monopoly.

So, Tea has become a Business nowadays and now we are presenting you the Top 10 Best Tea Brand in the world :

10 Kusmi Tea:

Kusmi-Tea-brandsKusmi Tea is one the best company from France. It is a hybrid because it is French based company at Russian style Tea. Basically, the tea is popular in both France and Russia and most of the countries in Europe. The teas are a blend of Indian, Chinese and Ceylon. You’ll be surprised by the mild flavours that Kusmi Tea offers. If you’ve consumed it then you might have known that Anastasia, Petrushka, Troika etc are some hit flavours.

9 Celestial Seasonings:

tea-company Celestial-SeasoningsCelestial Seasonings is a tea company based in Boulder, Colorado, United States that specializes in herbal teas (infusions), but also sells green, red, white, chai, and black teas.This company was founded 47 years ago in 1969.

If you stats believer then we have something for you, this company has 105 varieties of tea, 2.1 million tour visitors and 1.6 billio cups of tea per year and their annual gross sales are approximately $100,000,000.

8 Adagio Tea:

best tea brandsAdagio Tea is a company based in the Chicago, Illinois area, selling a full range of tea varities: Black, White, Oolong, and Green teas,Flavored teas,herbal teas and blends. They also sell accessories for making tea. THey sell both online and in a small number of Chicago-area retail stores.

And the fun fact is that you’ll not find Adaigo Teas in Wikipedia because of it’s own reasons.

7 Yorkshire Tea:

Yorkshire-Tea-best-black-tea-brandsYorkshire Tea is a black tea blend produced by The Bettys & Taylors Group. It is the third most popular tea brand in the UK, and was introduced in 1886 by Charles Edward Taylor.It has now surpassed the companys like Twinings and typhoo. Yorkshire Tea basically uses varities of tea grown in Assam,Sri Lanka, and Kenya.

This company goes by the name “Let’s have a proper brew”

6 Bigelow Tea:

Bigelow-Tea--American-based-companyBigelow Tea better known as Bigelow Tea Company is an American based company. It was founded in 1945 by Ruth Campbell Bigelow and it’s Headquarters is in Fairfield,Connecticut, USA.  Bigelow is still a 100% family owned business which markets over 50 varieties of tea including black and green as well.

In 2009 their annual salaries were reported to be about $90 million and they have 350 employees.

5 Yogi Tea:

Yogi-Tea-brandThe above mentioned company is one of the most popular brand in the world despite it’s only 150 number of employees. It was founded in 1984 and it’s headquarters are is Springfield,Oregon.

In 2015 Yodi Tea started to sponsor a scholarship scheme for needy children in the Meda Dumbara District in Srilanaka, where farming families find it difficult o have the children go to school. The taste of the tea tea and the social work is enough to bring Yogi Tea in our 5th position.

4 Tetley Tea :

Tetley-Tea-Tata-BrandTetley is an English beverage manufacturer, and the world’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of tea. Tetley’s manufacturing and distribution business is spread across 40 countries and sells over 60 branded tea bags. It is the largest tea company in the United Kingdom and Canada and the second largest in the United States by volume. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages (formerly Tata Tea).

They claim to have the finest quality of green tea with five times more anti oxidants than any other brand.

3 Lipton Tea Brand :

Lipton-Yellow-label-(Black-tea)Lipton is a brand of tea belonging to Unilever and PepsiCo. The company is named after its founder Thomas Lipton. This tea Company is one of the most oldest company we ever came across. It was introduced 126 years ago in 1890. Lipton Yellow label (Black tea), is blended from as many as 20 different kinds of tea.

2 Dilmah Tea :

brand-of-Ceylon-teaDilmah is a brand of Ceylon tea. The company was founded in 1974 by Merrill J Fernando.It is available over 100 countries including Estonia,the UnitedKingdom, Turkey, Lithuania, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan and New Zealand.

The products like Ceylon Tea, Flavoured Tea, Green Tea, Speciality Tea, Masala Chai are it’s some of the products. It has stores across 92 countries.

1 Twinnings  Tea Brand:

Twinnings--best-Tea-BrandComing to our No.1 position, It’s none other than ‘Twinnings’. This is the most oldest tea company over taking Lipton as well. The owner of the company is Associated British Foods and this company is based on United Kingdom. It was introduced 310 years ago. Yes, you read it right. In 1706 it was introduced which happens to be now our top spot. it even holds the record for using the same company logo even after century.

It sells the traditional blend of Kenyan and Assam tea, resulting in bright and amber coloured tea. Today they sell more than 200 teas in more than 100 countries throughout the world.


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Aman Dutta

"Aman Dutta is a to-be Engineering Student. A writer by day and a reader by night. You can find him reading somewhere in the corner of the room or cheering for Manchester United in front of Television.

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