They've been around since 1707, but I don't know if that's meaningful as to current quality. I see they also have a store now in DE, so you can avoid overseas shipping.
A little wooden box of tea from F&M about 10 years ago started me on serious teas. A friend who has no taste in food or drink was given the box with English preserves and other delicacies, and passed it on to me because she didn't drink loose tea, The tea was tightly sealed inside the box, and was marked "Assam Orange Pekoe" which had a hazy meaning for me. On the F&M site, it was $17/ 4 oz. Wow! My first encounter with good stuff.! It was very smooth and pleasant, not harsh like bagged tea. But when it was gone, it was also gone from the F&M site. Anyway, shipping from the UK would have been exorbitant.
I searched online for Assam OP, and found it at another dealer, but the taste was totally different, harsh. That's when I started reading...
I still have that little wooden box with the brass clasp as a container for my little tea scoops and my filter bags.