Tetley Original Tea in a box of 80 Tea Bags
NOTE: This is Tetley Original Tea from the UK.
Tetley Tea assures a perfect cup every time. Tetley Tea is unique blend of 3 teas. Assam tea from India gives Tetley body and strength. African tea gives Tetley the distinctive taste and red color. Ceylon tea gives Tetley a smooth refreshing finish.
Tetley Tea soft packs are resealable and more compact, making them easier to handle and store. Tetley Tea is a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants. The antioxidants found in tea, fruit and vegetables form an important part of a healthy diet. A perfect cup of tea every time!
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. In 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.