Twinings English Strong Breakfast Tea in a box of 80 Tea Bags
Twinings English Strong Breakfast Tea is a strong tea. This tea is named after Thomas Twining, who founded the company in London in 1706. During this time, coffee houses were all the rage. In an act of rebellion, Thomas decided to open a shop dedicated to the serving the world's best tea.
In a word, this tea in strong. It is a strong-flavored, traditional tea that packs a punch. Although traditionally thought of as a breakfast tea, this tea is suitable any time of day.
Twinings English Strong Breakfast Tea is the company's flagship tea. This tea really highlights Twinings tea making expertise. It is a blend of tea leaves from Africa, India and Ceylon.
To make such a tea, Twinings uses its detailed knowledge of tea estates in Africa and India. Twinings knows how the climate, location and altitude of each tea estate will effect the tea when it is blended.
The tea brews a golden color. For best results, steep for 3 to 5 minutes and then add a sweetener and dash of milk.
Tea leaves from Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
For generations of tea drinkers around the world, Twinings and tea are inseparable. For 300 years, Twinings has been at the forefront of the tea trade - influencing tea-drinking habits and helping to shape an industry and a culture with its tradition of excellence and innovation.
The Twining family of Gloucestershire, England, weavers and processors of wool for generations, were driven to London by recession in 1684. With them went 9-year-old Thomas Twining.
In 1701 at the age of 26, Thomas turned his back on his fathers trade, and went to work for a wealthy East India Company merchant. At the time, the East India Company was importing many exotic new products from around the world, including tea. In 1706, Thomas Twining bought Toms Coffee House off Strand, London. Concentrating on tea was no gimmick. Thomas knew it was a drink with great potential.
Despite efforts to repress tea-drinking through punitive taxes, tea became increasingly fashionable during the early part of the 18th century. Soon, Thomas Twining was selling more dry tea than wet. He even sold it to competing coffee houses. Only the wealthy could afford to drink tea.
Thomas Twining was fast building a reputation for selling only the finest teas - teas that well-heeled London ladies were eager to serve in their drawing rooms. The son of Thomas Twining, Daniel, was the first Twining to export tea. His ledgers show that in 1749, Twinings tea was being sold to America. The Governor of Boston was a customer, and his tea seems to have made it to America without mishap.
During the infamous Boston Tea Party in 1773, American patriots dumped English tea in Boston harbor to protest a tax. However, as a distinguished writer noted: it was not Twinings tea the Boston rebels tossed into the sea.
In 1762, after Daniels premature death, his second wife, Mary Little, took charge of the Twining family business. In 1771, although he was just 22 years of age, Richard Twining took over from his mother. His younger brother, John, joined him the following year.
In 1837, Queen Victoria granted Twinings their first Royal Warrant for tea as Purveyor in Ordinary to Her Majesty. When World War II broke out, neither bombs nor rationing could halt the flow of morale-boosting cups of Twinings tea.
Now in its third century, Twinings operates its international business from the UK. Twinings still sells tea in London at 216 The Strand, probably the world's first dry tea and coffee shop. Twinings is honored to hold Royal Warrants of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.
After quenching thirsts for more than three centuries, no one knows better than Twinings how to deliver the perfect tea experience. Customers in more than 100 countries enjoy Twinings products. And not just the popular favorites - products such as fruit and herbal infusions, aromatic teas, and iced teas are delighting the taste buds of a new generation of customers.
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I find it very troubling that anyone would say this blend lacks flavor and strength. This is the strongest black tea on earth. Compared, for example, to Twinings Irish Breakfast Blend, which is the strongest black tea sold in the USA, I have to use 3 times the Irish tea blend to try to get close to Strong Breakfast 1706 Blend. It still does not come close to the strength. The Twinings English Strong Breakfast Blend 1706 is the strongest black tea on earth.
After reading and hearing many positive reviews about how much flavor and the strong caffeine kick this tea (supposedly) had, I decided to try it. I personally feel that it is lacking in both flavor and strength. I think there are local grocery store brands that have more flavor. Perhaps I just got a "bad batch" (the tea was not expired), but I will not buy this kind again.
I'm enjoyng this strong breakfast tea and will recommend it.