Steeped in Tradition

Andy Holliday

For over 50 years, our founder Andy Holliday connected clients with a wide variety of teas and coffees. He began his career in 1961, joining what was then one of the world’s largest and most renowned tea trading houses. After acquiring first-hand knowledge of the most robust tea regions of Asia and India – and a meteoric rise to a senior position in the company – in 1975 he founded A. Holliday & Company Inc.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015, AHC has grown from a modest one-room operation to a full-service operation with its own in-house tasting facility. With AHC’s worldwide market and import connections, there is no order too large for AHC to handle.

A message from our President

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Christine Renken, President, A. Holliday & Company Inc.

My introduction to tea happened  when  I was 6 years old. My mom would throw tea parties during the cold and snowy winters of Northern Canada. She would set out fine China, and brew English Breakfast tea (heavy on the milk and sugar).

Some years later I graduated as a Food Technologist, specializing in product development. After interviewing at various food companies, I was lucky to be offered position with  A.Holliday & Company Inc. managing the lab.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, visiting some of the most beautiful tea gardens. I’ve been trained in the best methods of tea and coffee extraction and production, viewed hundreds of lab facilities, and spent time learning from some of the most experienced tea and coffee tasters anywhere.

Our company’s success is built on long-standing relationships, precise market knowledge, reliable sourcing and innovative client services.

Contact us to find out how you can put more than 40 years of exceptional tea and coffee expertise to work for you.

Christine Renken, President