In 1986, Lionel Richie ruled the airwaves, Tom Cruise felt the need , the need for speed in Top Gun-and Ahmad Teas set up shop in Hampshire, England. While other tea makers were happy to blend a hodge-podge of leaves and hope for the best, this family-owned business took tea seriously--very seriously. From scouting growing locations to testing over 600 blends daily, the company oversaw every step in the process to ensure the finest ingredients went into each and every cuppa. Their reputation for superior quality caught on among Britons and tea buffs around the world. Today, the company serves up an impressive range of classic black teas, green tea blends, and fruit infusions.