Why is there no VAT on my Tea?

As a general rule, food in the UK isn't subject to VAT (or it is zero rated) if it is served requiring preparation or cooking. Accordingly, as per HMRC's guidelines, Teabags and Loose Leaf Tea to which you must add hot water is zero rated for VAT.

Tea sold as a ready-prepared hot beverage is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

We sell all our products with zero-rated VAT so the price you see is the full price.

What about Import and Export Tariffs?

See for more info about the commodity codes for Tea and tea products. Please note this is the UK guidance, and import/export from other countries may be subject to local duties or tariffs.