The British Hamper Company…Celebrating our female suppliers on International Women’s Day: Susie from The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company

The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company Supplier Story

We love supporting local suppliers and so we were delighted to come across friendly Susie and her family who were creating award-winning tea just down the road from us!

With family values and a passion for quality at the heart of what they do, Susie has taken the company from strength to strength; expanding their range whilst ensuring they never compromise on taste.

Founded in 2013 by Susie Carlisle, their quality range includes well-rounded Arabica Coffee, traditional Lincolnshire Tea, exceptional loose leaf teas and plenty more.

We can’t get enough of their heavenly Earl Grey and Lincolnshire Tea. Both pair perfectly with cake and biscuits, available now in our Afternoon Tea Hamper.

Here’s Susie’s story…

‘I set up The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company because I could. To me, it was a challenge that I was happy to rise to.

Our family was struggling to buy tea and coffee to the quality we expected. We saw a niche and filled the gap. Fabulous tea and coffee with excellent customer service to match.

Making a difference to our customers’ day every day. My background in customer service means strong customer values are as important as strong flavours and we pride ourselves on delivering this daily to our business community.

My lightbulb moment happened over enjoying a cup of tea with my friend at the kitchen table. I said to her, ‘you know what I would really like to do?…I would love to set up a tea and coffee company.’

The name came about when I thought…why can’t we do what it says on the tin? So we did.

I began to grow the company as my family grew around me. Tea was in my blood because enjoying a variety of afternoon teas with a china tea set was something that came from generations before me.

I have the same tea set as my mum and nan. Tea is inbuilt in the family tree, so you could say I was born to run a tea and coffee company.

From my kitchen table on my own to new premises with training facilities, warehouse, office and a team of eight, it has been an incredible journey.

One where many hot drinks were consumed and will continue to be consumed along the way.

Today we remain a family run business who pride ourselves on award-winning products and service, supplying both retail and commercial customers.

We have won Great Taste Awards, are members of The Guild of Fine Food and have been awarded Great Taste Producer status.

Amongst our amazing tea and coffee range, is our ‘Official Licensed MOD Products’ The Red Arrows Diamond Blend Coffee and Battle of Britain Crew Brew Tea, not forgetting our fabulous Lincolnshire Tea selection too.’

Susie, Founder, The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company

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