INSIDE OUR BUSINESS

PRODUCING PERFECT TEA BLENDS AROUND THE WORLD

The management team running our facilities focuses on two vital aspects of production. The first is producing perfect tea blends and the second is next-level growth. They inspire their people and partners to deliver valuable and sustainable business results, year after year, from one generation to the next.

QUALITY PROMISE

Our quality control teams are constantly striving to ensure the consumer gets the perfect cup of tea, every time. Our talent is recruited from best in class manufacturers from highly regulated industries to ensure the Ahmad Tea food safety standard is amongst the highest in the food manufacturing industry.

THE ART OF TEA TASTING

Our tea tasters are highly regarded for their skill and dedication to providing the best tea experience in every cup. To meet our quality control standards - and our tea tasters’ high expectations - tea is drawn and tested hourly from its arrival at the factory to when it is packaged.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Ahmad Tea are industry leaders in health and safety, food hygiene, and environmental sustainability. We drive best practice at our facilities, and support our suppliers and partners to do the same. Solar panels, CO2 reduction methods and advanced materials used to build our facilities creates minimal impact on the environment.

“We are committed to one goal: craft a premium cup of tea for tea drinkers around the world. Our UAE production facility prides itself on bringing together leading manufacturing technology with the artisan skills of tea blending. A unique partnership.”

Saleh Afshar, Director of Operations

FLAGSHIP FACILITY

RAS AL KHAIMAH

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Our flagship site in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, is Ahmad Tea’s global production facility, and our pinnacle of best in class production principles and practices. Opened in 2012, the facility supplies bulk blended teas to other Ahmad Tea factories around the world and annual production exceeds 14 million kg of tea. Bulk packing production is fully automated, and with high speed dispatch we are able to produce a peak output of 180 containers per month, which is a blending capacity of 100,000kg. There is on-site accommodation for over 250 people to support our valued workforce.

Our corporate responsibility is focused on creating a sustainable future for generations to come:
– Our factory lighting & air conditioning units arecontrolled by the BMS system, which reduces our Carbon foot print by 13,000 kg/year.

– The variable frequency drive compressor in the facility contributes on average of 25% energy savings.

– Our accommodation ACs are controlled by the AC Monitoring System and fitted with Airco Saver which saves on average 10% energy.

UAE FACTORY CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    P.O Box 35730, Al Jazeera Al Hamra Free Zone,
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

  • PHONE

    +971 (0)7 2059 400

  • EMAIL

    [email protected]

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GLOBAL FACILITIES

GLOBAL HQ, UK

Our global headquarters have been based in Hampshire in the UK since 1989. Our current site opened in 2010 and from here our warehouse supplies some key markets including Japan, USA and some countries Western Europe. The site also distributes tea products for the UK tourist market, which helped us become one of the country’s leading players in this category. Our HQ also houses our Tea Tasting Room which is crucial to the global operation. It is from here that our Tea Department, led by William Manning, oversees selection, blending and quality control for all of Ahmad Tea’s blends around the world and leads the way in new product development.

UK HEADQUARTERS CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    Ahmad Tea Ltd, Winchester Road, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire SO53 2PZ.

  • PHONE

    +44 (0) 2380 27 89 00

  • EMAIL

    [email protected]

RUSSIA FACTORY

Our Moscow facility is our second largest site and was inaugurated in 2004. The 360-strong workforce here are responsible for the production and distribution of our full range of products including as herbal infusions and tea gifts. Technology installed here includes automated tea dosing and carton loading, humidity control and antistatic equipment, and machinery to manufacture pyramid tea bags. Overseen by the UK Tea Department, tea is blended in the UAE then carefully shipped in bulk to Russia where, after more quality control, the factory packs it into loose and teabag products to supply this huge market. In fact, the factory’s lines can produce up to 600 teabags per minute and more than 1.2 million kg of tea per month and as well as for Russia, it actually packs tea for consumers countries such as Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan .

RUSSIA FACTORY CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    Poselok Pticefabriki Fabrichnaya st, Tenancy 8 Building 3 , Mytishinsky district, Moscow, Russian Federation 141051.

  • PHONE

    +7 (495) 967 95 88

  • EMAIL

    [email protected]

UKRAINE FACTORY

Ahmad Tea’s Ukraine Tea Factory was established on 16th November, 1999, and became the first and only British enterprise specialising in tea in Ukraine. The factory began by packing just four different items, two loose leaf blends and two teabag blends. Today the facility packs 21 different tea blends that are used to produce 52 different products, helping Ahmad Tea maintain its position as one of the biggest selling brands on the Ukrainian market. Our blends are painstakingly crafted in UAE then carefully shipped to the Ukraine Factory, where they produce around 17 million kg of finished product per year. The Ukraine Team run regular tours of the factory that can be booked in advance via the Ahmad Tea Ukraine website. https://ahmadtea.ua/ua/excursion

UKRAINE FACTORY CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    Ukraine, 61172, Kharkiv, Rohanska street, 165.

  • PHONE

    + 38 (0 )57 766 43 30

  • EMAIL

    [email protected]

CHINA FACTORY

Opened in 2008, our China facility in Nanchang is the Ahmad Tea epicentre for sourcing and packing the finest green tea. We are proud to produce more than 2.5 million kg of tea per year from this site and it is from here we can ensure the highest quality and freshness of all our green tea blends. The site occupies over 10,000 square metres and also fulfills distribution for the local Chinese market, where Ahmad Tea is a growing brand.

CHINA FACTORY CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    81 , Xingye Av., Xinjian Economic Development Park , Nanchang , JX 330100 China.

  • PHONE

    +86 (0) 791 86639996

  • EMAIL

    [email protected]

Sri Lanka Liaison Office

Our team in Colombo acts as a link between our UK headquarters and the various tea supply and packing operations in Sri Lanka, one of the most revered tea producing nations. This mountainous island off India is where our supply operation started many years ago and the 30-strong team who work there still play a vital in our global enterprise. The office’s Tea Department tastes around 12,000 samples each week to ensure we buy the very best from the famous Colombo tea auction, while also performing crucial quality control checks. The team oversees production from the packing factories on the island which ship around 7 million kg of Ahmad Tea per year.

SRI LANKA LIAISON OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS

  • ADDRESS

    303, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3, 00300 Sri Lanka.

  • PHONE

    +94112372272

  • EMAIL

    ahmadt[email protected]