The English are a nation of tea drinkers, with over 165 million cups a day drunk compared to 70 million cups of Coffee.
That's over 4 pounds of tea per person per year!
2 English traditions are based on tea:
Cream teas are served with scones spread with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
English Cream Tea
Afternoon tea, invented by the Duchess of Bedford in 1884 it is traditionally served at 4 pm accompanied by finger sandwiches scones and cakes.
British Company Diageo the Worlds Biggest Spirit Producer
The UK is the worlds largest spirit producer, we make some of the worlds iconic spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker and Jameson whiskies, Captain Morgan Rum , Smirnoff Vodka, Tanqueray and Gordons Gins
We also have hundreds more well know world brands and thousands of smaller specialist brands producing everything from rare single malt whiskies to boutique gins and an incredible range of fine liqueurs.
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Sri Lankan Tea Plantation
Tea had been drunk in China for centuries and was first imported into Britain during the 17th century and became a craze after Charles II's queen, Catherine of Braganza, started drinking it, there is nothing new about a celebratory endorsement.
During the heydays of the British Empire, the Brits took tea from its native China and set up plantations in India and Ceylon (Sri-Lanka).
Twinings are one of the oldest and most respected of British tea companies and have a vast selection including many single leaf varieties, green, white and speciality blends.