40 Years of Growth and Innovation

Harris Through the Years

1981

Harris Tea founded.

1985

Secures first customer, a coffee roaster in California. The company moves to Placentia, California and introduces Tea India, a premium branded tea.

1994

Acquires Milford in New Jersey and a major retailer’s tea plant in Dennison, Texas, establishing a coast-to-coast business and adding East Coast retail customers.

1997

Builds a new tea plant in California. Expands into manufacturing for leading consumer products companies. Specialty and herbal tea markets become a focus.

2002

Acquires a leading private label tea business and adds manufacturing capabilities in Marietta, Georgia. The specialty tea businesses continue to grow.

2005

Begins marketing Newman's Own Organic Tea.

2011

Acquires Keith Spicer in the United Kingdom. Dorset Tea and Lancashire Tea become part of Harris Tea’s portfolio. Launches Tea India into the UK market.

2016

Increases focus on brands. The company purchases Secret Squirrel – a ready-to-drink cold brew coffee – and expands the Tea India portfolio to include Chai Moments.

2017

Purchases Wonder Drink Kombucha, a ready-to-drink prebiotic kombucha.

2018

Adds the Red Rose and Salada tea brands in the US market to the portfolio.

2019

Begins selling the Harris Tea brands online with in-house E-commerce fulfilment capability.