Tetley Extra Strong Tea in a box of 80 Tea Bags
NOTE: This is Tetley Extra Strong Tea made in the UK.
For those that like their tea a bit more robust, Tetley Extra Strong has a bold while refreshing taste.
How To make the perfect cup of Tetley Extra Strong Tea
First, use freshly boiled water each time you make tea. For Tetley Extra Strong, make sure the water has come to a rolling boil. Use 1 tea bag for per cup. If you are making a pot of tea, use 1 tea bag for each cup and another tea bag for the pot. Allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Milk and sugar are optional.
Here is a commercial from the Tetley Teafolk on Extra Strong Tea
(this commercial is a few years old and the packaging has since been changed)
In 1837, two brothers, Joseph and Edward Tetley started to sell tea and became such a success they set up as tea merchants. In 1856, they set up "Joseph Tetley & Company, Wholesale Tea Dealers".
Business was good and the company grew. As well as selling tea, Joseph Tetley & Co also began to blend and package it. In the 1880s they began to sell tea to the United States of America, and started to bring ideas back; one of these was the tea bag.
Tea was rationed during World War II, it was not until 1953, just after rationing finished, that Tetley launched the tea bag to the UK and it was an immediate success. The tea bag had captured the public's imagination and desire for convenience. Within 10 years it revolutionized how people drank tea and the old fashioned tea pot had given way to making tea in a cup using a tea bag.
Since the 1960s, Tetley has continued to develop people's love of tea drinking by introducing innovative and exciting ideas in many different countries. In 1989, Tetley launched the round tea bag, latching on to the fashion to drink tea in a mug, rather than a cup. Next came the Drawstring 'no drip, no mess' tea bag.
In 1974 Tetley Tea Company was bought by J Lyons who merged it with the Lyons tea business to form Lyons Tetley. 1978 Allied Breweries acquired J Lyons Businesses then as Allied Domecq sold them in the 1990s. The Tetley Group was created in July 1995, when a group of investors bought what was then the world-wide beverage business from Allied Domecq. On 10th March 2000, The Tetley Group was sold to Tata Tea Limited, one of the world's largest integrated tea businesses.
Nearly 1,000 people world wide work for Tetley, at its headquarters in Greenford, UK and in Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, the USA, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and South Africa. Tetley also includes Good Earth Teas, one of the USAs most exciting specialty tea brands and JEM, the market leading tea company in the Czech Republic selling a range of black, green and fruit and herbal teas. Tetley also own one third of Joekels Tea Packers, the third largest player in the South African tea market.
Tetley is part of Tata Tea, Indias No 2 tea brand and itself part of the Tata Group, one of Indias biggest business corporations. Tata Tea and Tetley have tea for sale in 60% of the world's tea market.