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10th May 2017 - We are delighted to announce a new sponsor - Mokate Tea Company from Poland.  They have agreed to a £1000 donation to become a Bronze sponsor.

6th March 2017 - Click here to listen to BBC Radio and Malcolm Ferris Lay of the London Tea History Association  

22nd Nov 2016 - OUR FIRST PLAQUE IS UNVEILED!  The plaque is sponsored by Finlays Tea Company and is located at Commodity Quay, St Katherine's Dock, London

Tea Exhibition runs to end of 2017

On the occasion of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Ceylon Tea Industry an exhibition on The History & Culture of Tea was officially opened by Her Excellency, Amari Wijewardene, The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka on 25th March 2017.

The exhibition is taking place at Priory House Heritage Centre, 33, High Street South, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 3RZ and will run to the end of 2017.

Should you wish to obtain more details you can contact: Helen Walker-Sygrove. Email: or telephone: 01582 891420.


This is an impressive exhibition and well worth visiting. You can make a day of it by having a full afternoon tea (comprehensive tea menu) in the Priory House Tea Rooms on the ground floor.

There is also the opportunity to visit, what remains of the Old Priory, only a short walk away.


Priory House Heritage Centre
33 High Street South
Tel: 01582 891420
Fax: 01582 890271

Opening Hours:

Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop

Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm 

Tea Rooms

Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 4.30 pm (last food orders 3.45 pm)

Both the Tourist Information and Tea Rooms are closed on all Bank Holidays.

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Photocast chosen as plaque supplier

At a recent meeting of the Board we have decided to choose Photocast as the manufacturer of the Plaques.

See photo for an example of size and quality

Click here for Photocast website


Finlays Tea Company donates £10,000 to sponsor St Katherine's Dock Plaque

We are very grateful to Finlays for their donation of £10,000 as a Platinum Sponsor of the St Katherine's Dock plaque

click here for Finlays website


Tata Tea donates £2000 to become Silver Sponsor

We are very grateful to Ratan Tata and to Tata Group for their kind donation of £2000 towards a tea plaque.

Click here for Tata Global Beverages website