About

What we're about

Pure and natural, the way nature intended.

Exotic & Strong

Our customers enjoy the exotic and strong flavours from our teas. One tea bag can make up to two tea cups.

Wide range

In order to suit everyone’s taste, we’ve created a wide range of herbal teas. This makes us a flexible tea brand.

Natural & vibrant

We use 100% natural ingredients. Our teas stand out with unique packaging, and vibrant colours.

Partnership

We partner with small farmers in order to produce the strength and quality of the ingredients we use to make our products.

Dalgety's Beginnings...

Dalgety Herbal Teas, founded in 1993 in Georgetown Guyana by Mark Dalgety, 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.”

Dalgety Herbal Teas Timeline...

1993
1995
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2007
2010
2011
2012
2015
2016
2018
Founded
The Dalgety Group of companies was founded in Georgetown Guyana.
UK operations
Dalgety commissions a tea manufacturing operation in the UK.
Product formation
Formation of "Dalgety Caribbean Products". This subsidiary introduced Caribbean condiments, such as Pepper Sauce, Noni, Bitters.
Factory in Jamaica
Dalgety commissioned a factory in Jamaica to be closer to the farms in the Caribbean. The manufacturing was closed in 2010, leaving only the buying and the marketing office in Jamaica.
Instant tea intro
Dalgety saw a success with the extension of its product range by introducing the revolutionary Instant Ginger Tea, Instant lemon, Instant Ginseng and Ginseng & Ginger teas to the market.
Re-organisation
Dalgety re-organised its corporate structure by creating both an independent manufacturing operation (to be able focus on new technologies and improve manufacturing efficiencies) and by creating an independent marketing and brand development facility. Dalegty also closed down its logistics/distribution operation and appointed an exclusive distributor Wanis Ltd.
3.4 million teabags /day
Dalgety increased significantly its manufacturing capacity from 1.2 million teabags per day to 3.4 million teabags per day, by taking over Peter Spratt`s production operation.
Brand awarenes
Dalgety restructures its manufacturing operations to focus its energy on the market, product development and increasing brand awareness.
New tea lines
Dalgety launches 10 new lines of tea.
Distribution...
Dalgety appoints Grace Foods UK Ltd as it’s EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR.

Today, the exotic colourful boxes of Dalgety teas are instantly recognisable and can be found on the shelves of the major supermarkets, such as Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s and speciality food stores.

We have won a number of recognised awards which makes us one of the most successful established Caribbean-owned businesses in Europe. All of our success is down to our focused and determined approach that helped us overcome various obstacles and set backs on our journey to success.   

The future remains bright and we are ready to meet the challenges that our expansion will bring. 

What people are saying!

Strong Flavour, great taste!😍

The Dalgety Herbal Teas stands out with their strong flavours and are instantly recognisable within the current market segment. Known for its unique tasty range of high quality authentic all-natural herbal teas.

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