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Ahmad Tea Ltd.
Industry Beverages
Founded 13 May 1986
Southampton, Hampshire, England
Headquarters Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England
Products Tea
Revenue £31.96 million (2018)
Number of employees

Ahmad Tea is a tea company founded by Rahim Afshar and based in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, England. It sells a range of tea bags, tea leaves, specialty teas and gifts including: black tea, green tea, flavoured teas, and herbal teas. The company moved from London to a new headquarters in Chandler's Ford in 2010.


The company was founded in 1986 by Rahim Afshar and his brothers, named after their father.

Ahmad Tea distributes to over 80 countries on six continents, where it can be found in selected restaurants, hotels, specialty shops as well as some chains. Ahmad Tea’s headquarters also contains a tea museum, which attracts local guests. Ahmad Tea earned over 20 Great Taste Awards for various products.

Ahmad Tea is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, a not-for-profit organization created by a group of tea companies to address supply chain challenges to the tea industry in a sustainable fashion.

In 2012, in partnership with U Support charity, Ahmad Tea donated its range of teas to ChariTeas, a branded tea room in Hampshire, whose proceeds go to supporting disabled children. In 2013, Ahmad Tea was awarded the ethical investor of the year award for its charitable initiatives in the UK and support of orphanages in Mali, Russia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.

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