In 1864, Matthew Algie Esq. blended his first tea consignment from the Clyde clippers and proudly packed them for the finest Victorian Tea Pavilions.
Over 140 years later and inspired by the grace and refinement of the Victorian era, Matthew Algie's Pavilion Garden Teas and infusions are the perfect blend of classical elegance, contemporary style and magnificent flavour.
All of these teas are registered as "Fair Trade" products
The present Brodies Company comprises an amalgamation of Brodie, Melrose and Drysdale, three famous Edinburgh tea and coffee merchants.
Based in Leith, Brodies of Edinburgh specialise in the production of very high quality tea blends and coffee roasts.
The processes are on a small scale, allowing the use of traditional methods that depend on the experience of the staff. The small workforce allows a family atmosphere to exist, resulting in a long serving staff. The experience built up in this way helps the Company to achieve consistency in product quality.
After traditional tasting, Brodies buy and blend all of their own teas, both for their own tea bags and leaf teas.
All Brodie's teas have Tea Council approval
In addition to teas and coffees, Brodies of Edinburgh have been producing high quality chocolates and cakes since 1994 (see the selection in the Scottish Produce Department of this site).