HISTORY OF JAMAICA TEAS LTD. Edit
Jamaican Teas Limited (formerly Tetley Tea Co. (Ja) Ltd) was founded in Jamaica in 1967. It initially produced only black tea under the Tetley brand as well as providing contract manufacturing arrangements.The company was acquired by the father and son team of Adeeb and John Mahfood in 1995.Since then, the product range has been considerably expanded and the Caribbean Dreams brand was launched offering consumers unique herbal combinations and infusions. Today, with over forty different types of teas, the company is the largest producer of teas in the Caribbean with almost one-half its products exported to thirteen (13) Caribbean markets and North America.Teas are also produced through private label arrangements for a number of other local and international companies.Jamaican Teas Limited (JTL) became a public company in 2010 and is listed on the JamaicaJunior Stock Exchange. The company continues to diversify its product offerings and is currently undergoing expansion through the addition of other product lines and investments in key growth areas. JTL now comprises three (3) divisions, namely – Manufacturing, Retail and Real Estate. Our Retail Division operates a chain of supermarkets in Jamaica with future expansion in the pipeline while our Real Estate Division develops housing and commercial properties in the Jamaica market. As a company, we believe in developing and offering quality products that are not only practical but safe and economical. Our food products are produced to the highest safety and quality standards thereby providing wholesome benefits to our consumers. Efficiency, customer satisfaction and visionary and participatory leadership continue to be the guiding principles in all we do.
The Jamaican Teas Ltd website is jamaicanteas.com/.