Typhoo Gold Tea 80 Tea Bags (Best By Mar 2020)

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Typhoo Gold 80 Tea Bag Box
The newest edition to the family of Typhoo Teas. Typhoo Gold is a new premium tea from Typhoo. Typhoo Gold is a blend of the best African tea leaves. Brewing a golden color, Typhoo Gold has a rich and full taste. Only available in tea bags.  If you drink Typhoo Tea, you need to try Typhoo Gold Tea.

Ingredients:
Tea leaves

Brand History:
Typhoo Tea
England

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
    Wow, what a great tasting British Tea!

    Posted by Gary Hack on Sep 17th 2018

    I used to be a typhoo and PG Tips tea drinker, while on vacation in Scotland at the local Tescos grocery store I ran across Typhoo Gold, wow, I even got my Scots brother in law drinking it as well, itメs that good!

  • 5
    Typhoo Gold

    Posted by Leslie Farrell on Jul 20th 2018

    Excellent product. Will purchase again.

  • 5
    Oustanding taste

    Posted by Gary on Nov 11th 2017

    On a recent trip to my wifeメs home in Scotland to visit family, I purchased this tea in the local Tesco and wow, it was a good choice of tea, awesome taste! I even got her brother using it now he liked it so much.
    Itメs not bitter, and itメs one of those teas that you can use daily.
    Iメve stocked up with it, give it a try, youメll be glad you did, itメs got my personal recommendation!

  • 2
    Taste change for the wors - now unpleasant

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 28th 2017

    Very Disappointed. Subtlety of flavor, that special taste that set typhoon apart from other brAnds and which was especially noticeable with losses leef tea has gone. I noticed the change in the last batch I ordered and thought it was an anomaly, that it was just a stale batch. And I ordered 5 boxes of it. Trader Joe's $2.88 for 80 bags is just as good as the butter off taste ofTyphhoo tea now. Sorry but I can't hide my disappointment. My sister in laws also has noticed typhoo not as good any more.

  • 5
    Typhoons Gold blend

    Posted by T on Oct 29th 2016

    I tend to steep too long but this tea never get bitter. Still fragrant and mellow. It is strong enough for our water and yet I could enjoy the subtle fragrance of this tea which I love. I get bored easily and always have a few dozen varieties of teas at hand and this will be one of my favorites.

  • 5
    a fave

    Posted by Pat on Sep 15th 2016

    Typhoo Gold has always been a favorite, and it's pleasure to be able to get it whenever we wish--rarer than bringing boxes back on our rare trips to the UK.

  • 5
    Typhoo Gold

    Posted by Peggy on Mar 8th 2016

    The best. I can't make a bad cup of tea with this.

  • 5
    Delicious

    Posted by Ted on Dec 7th 2015

    I can't tell the difference between this and the Red. Both make a strong, delicious, malty cuppa. I think many Brits prefer PG Tips over Typhoo but I vastly prefer Typhoo. If I had to choose only one tea bag tea, it would be this. It was the first English tea I drank as a kid and it's as good as I remembered.

  • 5
    Love this tea!

    Posted by Susan McGuire on Jan 28th 2015

    Never thought I would say this... but this tea is better than Yorkshire Gold. I love the tea bags. Seems that actual tea leaves have been used in these bags and not 'left-over' dust. Excellent taste, beautiful color.