Our Estates

Finlays has been involved in tea estates since the end of the 19th century. Today our estates in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Argentina produce sixty million kilos of made tea every year. Put in context, this is the equivalent to the total tea consumed in the United Kingdom every year.

Our estates are integral to our business and we endeavour to ensure that they reflect our overall corporate philosophy:

To be able to trace and record the provenance of all tea we produce.

  • To continuously seek to improve the health, safety and welfare of our employees, contractors and the local communities.
  • To use all land in the most productive and responsible manner.
  • To maintain and improve the fertility of the soil.
  • Through the intelligent use of research services, and those of the local research institutes, to keep at the very top of technological improvement in the fields.
  • To involve employees at all levels in decision-making so that they develop a real interest in the Company’s objectives and prosperity.
  • To maintain a collaborative and productive relationship with our local communities and external suppliers.

Our experience of growing tea on our own estates provides us with a unique knowledge of tea, enabling us to manage the supply of the best, fully traceable, most sustainable and accredited teas from our own estates and from our supply partners.

Our tea estates around the world