Are you a tea lover as well? Can you just not get through the day without a cup of tea? If yes, then trust me, this is the perfect place for you. Twinings is an English marketer of tea, owned by Associated British Foods. Based in Andover, Hampshire, it is the world's oldest continually-used company logo. Not just that, it also happens to be London's longest-standing rate-payer, having occupied the same premises on the Strand since 1706. Founded by Thomas Twining from Painswick, Gloucestershire in England, Twinings was the first known tea room at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706 which is still working. The logo of the firm was created in 1787 which is still in use and the world’s oldest used logo up to date.
Twinings is world known and been in the business since years. Its quality and service is appreciated on various platforms. Some of the awards that the firm has bagged includes
· Thomas Twining (1675–1741), tea merchant
· Thomas Twining (1735–1804), classical scholar
· Richard Twining (1749–1824), tea merchant
· Elizabeth Twining (1805–1889), botanical illustrator
· Louisa Twining (1820–1912), social reformer
Twinings has been seeling variety of regional and flavoured teas such as the smoked LapsangSouchong, the oil scented black tea Lady Grey, and the partially oxidised Bengali tea Darjeeling, as well as infusions, coffee, and hot chocolate. Although it is unclear when the association began and what role it has played in the production of the tea, but Twinings is associated with Earl Grey tea, a tea infused with bergamot. The firm introduced its first generic non-speciality tea, under the brand "Everyday Tea" in 2005. Within the next 2 years, it introduced a collection of tinned coffees.
Twinings owns Nambarrie, another tea company based in Belfast for over 140 years. In 2008, they announced the closing of the company due to the increasing global competition and moved some production to China and Poland. However, the majority of UK consumed tea is still produced in Andover. The company is a founding member of the Ethical Tea Partnership which is a not-for-profit membership organisation of tea-packing companies. It works to monitor and improve ethical conditions on tea estates in all major tea growing regions.
Twinings has also an Ethical Code of Conduct which ensures that all its packaging and raw material suppliers are in decent working conditions in the supply chain. This means that the company sells all natural and safe tea to the customers for them to enjoy a splendid mix of tea leaves!
Twinings love sharing the love, tea and the art of making amazing tea with the whole community. It arranges classes for the people who want to learn how to make delicious tea every week. The classes run from Monday - Friday, 10am - noon, and they accommodate between 2 - 6 participants. Cost for the class including the tasting and all materials is £30 per person.For more information, visit the Twinings Tea official website for our finest teas and much more.https://www.twinings.co.uk/