Fine Tea Merchants

FTM supply the tea shops, tea merchants and small packers of the UK, Continental Europe and further afield. We import from origin and store a range of teas and botanicals in our warehouse in Lincolnshire. We specialize in fine and rare teas but also carry a selection of flavoured- herbal- and fruit-blends. We have made it our long-term goal to offer as broad an assortment as we can in order to give consumers a chance to experience the world of teas beyond the traditionally consumed origins.

We offer teas in any order quantity from 1 kilogramme to multiple containers and we can ship to you in straight-lines or offer you one of our blends, against your own recipe, or custom-blended to perform well in your local water.

We are a business-to-business service only and do not sell to the general public so we will never compete with you.


Will Battle

Will trained as a tea taster in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Malawi. He has 20 years of experience in tea sourcing and blending having worked in the UK and Continental Europe. Will has well-established connections with proven suppliers in almost every tea origin, he has also devised blends for tea drinkers in European, Australasian, American and Asian markets.

Will’s book The World Tea Encyclopaedia was published by Troubador Press in January 2017. It covers every tea-producing country and advises tea lovers on tea cultivation and manufacture, origin, seasonality and local ‘terroir’ and tries to de-bunk tea myths and snobbishness.


Will Battle

Managing Director