Who are we?


Magasin de vente de thé et épicerie fine

The FBKT adventure started out with an addiction to tea of course, a love of gastronomy, a taste for travel, a desire to discover the world and to make by hand... mixed with a good dose of daring! There are also epicureans in sneakers who do not recognise themselves in the commercially available brands.

This heralded the beginnings of Fabrikathé, nicknamed FBKT, a young French brand of tea & herbal teas, created in the Loire region in 2016, and offering exclusive traditional recipes inspired by French gastronomy with a high-end, inventive and modern spirit.

Our tea suits all tastes - a tea for you, for him/her, for you, you and you over there, too... provided that you savour our slightly off-beat little world, which dusts down classic tea-time and detaches itself from the often snobbish image passed down from the colonial counters of India.

We wanted to create a premium tea brand on a human, modern scale combining traditional know-how, creativity and delicious flavours.

Located on the Roanne coast, at the foothills of the Massif Central, our workshop - one of the few tea manufacturing workshops ni France - benefits from the magnificent setting of this thermal/wine-growing region. 

T H E  F B K T E A M

Creator of FBKT, sourcing & training

Expert in tea tasting (and table football).
Instructor at the Paul Bocuse Institute.
Speaker at Saint-Etienne University.

Switched from the wine sector (but not for health reasons!)

Customer Relationship

A 20-year career at Troisgros.
Expert in wine, cooking and food & tea pairing.
Worked in the splendid grand palaces in Venice, London, Cannes...

Can't help but re-aligning every cup, every box... And even the glasses at the restaurant!

Workshop, culinary research & recipe creation

25 years' experience as a French gastronomy chef.
Trained by Chef Pierre and Chef Jean Troisgros.
Former employee at Guy Martin, Divonne-Les-Bains, Globe-trotter.

Forces us to say "Chef, yes chef!"

Purchases, accounting, R&D

Former manager in a medical products distribution company.
Plant expert (plants that are infused to promote well-being).

Loves give us some cupcakes with the tea... Result: everyone is putting on weight !

R&D & Quality

Food engineer, Dietician nutritionist.
Trained at the Ecole Lyonnaise des Plantes Médicinales (Lyon School of Medicinal Plants).

Former instructor in Nutrition and Plants at Paul Bocuse Institute.

Is always cooking for us (we love it)!

ADV & Production

Customers, manufacturing, accounting, shipping... She is a real swiss knife !

This basketball player has skyrocketed the average size of the team!

Communication & Marketing

Looks after our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc. and all marketing issues.
Trained at the Institut Français de Presse (French Press Institute).

Our homemade geek and your press contact on +33(0)4 77 64 95 93.

Big fan of hard-rock, always has a headset on his ears.

FBKT 42370 Renaison - Phone : +33 428 720 090

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