The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company
The Kent Tea & Trading Company is a family tea company established in 1982. Three generations of the Smith family have been involved in the tea trade in the Indian regions of Assam, Darjeeling and Calcutta. Grandfather Robert Stammers and his wife Madeline Stammers went to India in the 1920s where Robert was a tea planter for over thirty years, ultimately managing the famous Behora Tea Estate in Assam.
Their daughter Janet married Mr Malcolm Smith and together, they continued working in the tea trade managing one of India’s largest tea plantation companies based in Calcutta.
On returning to England, the baton was passed on to son Richard who together with mother Janet, continue the fine tradition of supplying clients with the finest teas and coffees.
Today The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company operate from their factory at Pivington Mill near the village of Pluckley, Kent, producing an extensive range of speciality teas and coffees.