Typhoo Extra Strong 80 Tea Bags (Best By May 2020)

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Typhoo Extra Strong Tea in a box of 80 Tea Bags
Typhoo Extra Strong is a new, premium tea. Typhoo Extra Strong is a more robust version of regular Typhoo.  To make this tea, Typhoo blends of tea leaves from India and Africa.

Tea leaves from Africa and India.

Brand History:
Typhoo Tea

Launched in 1903 by Birmingham, England, grocer John Sumner, Typhoo has been waking tea drinkers for nearly 100 years. Today, Typhoo is one of world's favorite teas.

Raised in a grocery business family, Sumner, was born on February 26, 1856 in Birmingham. At the turn of the 20th century, the business had extensive stock of wine and spirits, a stout and cider bottling brand and a grocery side. Sumner successfully ran the business for years but sought a specialty product to develop.

He found the answer when his sister, who suffered from indigestion, tried a special tea made from tiny particles, not the large leaf variety that was common. Sumner decided that, instead of selling the tea loose over the counter, he would packet the tea under a brand name. He settled on Typhoo Tipps. Typhoo meaning, in part, the Chinese word for doctor. The double p in Tipps was originally a printing error but remained misspelled on the packets of tea for years.

Typhoo was the first brand of tea to be sold pre-packaged rather than loose over the counter. In order to encourage his customers to purchase the tea, Sumner gave away a jar of cream to each person that bought a pound packet. The tea quickly became popular and customers were becoming loyal to the brand that, even though a little more expensive, went further and had digestive qualities.

Word of mouth recommendation from his customers led beyond his regular clientele and soon other grocers were asking to purchase the Ty.phoo tea, inspiring a wholesale business.

In 1905, Sumner closed the grocery business to focus on the tea. On July 29, 1905 , Typhoo Tea Ltd was incorporated. Sumner drew attention to tea made from the edge of the leaf. This pure-edge leaf tea produced 80 more cups to the pound than ordinary tea and also cut out the stalk that contained tannin and caused indigestion.

As early as 1906 Sumner sold Typhoo branded teapots to customers. He also inserted circulars into the tea packets to highlight its benefits, and included picture cards on a range of subjects, which became very collectible. By the mid 1960s, Ty.phoo was annually packing more than 80 million pounds of tea and exporting to 40 countries worldwide.

In the late 1960s, the company merged with Schweppes, the famous soft drinks firm, and formed a new company called Typhoo Schweppes. A year later, Cadbury's also joined the conglomeration, creating Cadbury Schweppes Typhoo.

In 1986 Typhoo was sold and the new company called Premier Brands. Premier continued to expand its tea operation by acquiring the herbal tea market leader, London Herb & Spice.

In 1989 Premier Brands was bought by Hillsdown Holdings and then in 1999 by Hicks Muse Tate and Furst. Further product developments were seen in 1999 when Typhoo became the first tea brand to introduce a green tea blend to the UK market and, in 2004, with the launch of Typhoo Fruit and Herb.

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  • 5
    Typhoo extra strong

    Posted by Ellen on Mar 13th 2019

    For those in love with a strong, bracing, and flavorful tea, this is the one!

  • 5
    Eye opener

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 29th 2017

    Great cup of tea for those days you need a extra kick. Lol

  • 5
    My new 'go to' morning tea

    Posted by Ellen on Apr 18th 2017

    First, as a transplanted New Yorker, I was thrilled to purchase from an upstate NY company. Second, Typhoo Extra Strong has actually bumped off my beloved Twining's Irish Breakfast from first place. I was a bit concerned that Typhoo Extra would be strong but not tea-like. It tastes great. Pure tea and not 'thin' or weak'

    Very very satisfied with this blend, and ditto the fast delivery to central Florida.

  • 5
    Typhoo extra strong is great

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 4th 2017

    Slightly stronger than regular typhoo but delicious full flavor and not bitter. We love it.

  • 5
    Extra Strong = flavorful!

    Posted by ActiveMom on Oct 25th 2016

    Great aroma, excellent strength. We like it with a little whole milk, and the flavor is strong. Recommend for those who like full, bold black tea.

  • 5

    Posted by Pat on Sep 15th 2016

    Typhoo Extra strong gives a real pick-me-up for those times when you need it. If you brew a pot, however, as we do, it helps to remove the bags after while so the teas doesn't get-bitter--we make a large carafe and reheat during the day as needed.

  • 5
    My new favorite!

    Posted by Arthur Blake III on May 15th 2016

    I've been a regular Typhoo drinker for several years, after a co-worker turned me on to it. I must admit, however, that the "Extra Strong" version has been a pleasant surprise. I mainly drink it at work, where I need my daily "cuppa" just to get going. Man, this stuff is good! I've even managed to turn another co-worker on to it (normally no one there likes their tea as strong as I do). I'll definitely be ordering more in the future!

  • 5
    Wonderfully strong

    Posted by lynn fletcher on Sep 4th 2015

    I prefer strong, assertive teas without bitterness. This Typhoo Extra Strong is just that. Bracing and malty, yet not too pricey. Excellent tea.