Treat your taste buds to a Twinings tea
For over 300 years, Twinings’ passion for perfection has inspired tea drinkers in Britain and across the world. More than
just a part of a daily routine, you’ll find a Twinings tea for any mood or occasion.
In a time when coffee was king, one man, Thomas Twining, went against the tide to share his love of tea. His passion
turned a little-known drink into the nation’s favourite hot beverage.
Our story started in 1706. Back then, the most popular drinks in England were coffee, gin and ale - even at breakfast!
Although tea had been drunk in China for thousands of years, it had only just been imported to England, and lots of people
were suspicious of it.
One man who was sure that it would be big was a certain Thomas Twining. Having had enough of drinking ale in the morning,
he started selling tea from his coffee house on London's Strand, promising only to sell the finest qualities and varieties.
His pledge soon won him (and his tea) lots of fans - including Jane Austen and Charles II.
Now, we have many varieties and our teas are drunk all over the world.Shop now