The East India Company - The East India House Director's Blend Black Tea (20 Individual Sachet Tea Bags)

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The East India Company - The East India House Director's Blend Black Tea (20 Individual Sachet Tea Bags)

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This combination of carefully selected black teas produces a bright and strong black tea with a smooth finish. Ceylon lends its aroma, Kenya its colour and the Assam its rich body. The London Tea Auction was a grand tradition that lasted 300 years. From the very first sale in 1679, to the last on 29 June 1998, it was a regular event that made London the centre of the international tea trade. The first auctions were held by The East India Company, which controlled the monopoly for the import of tea and other goods from the Indies. Tea was sold “by the candle” – wherein a candle was lit at the beginning of the sale of each lot, and when an inch of the candle had burnt away, the hammer fell and the sale was ended rather than allowing bidding to go on for an unlimited length of time. And of course, the best teas were kept for the company’s Directors and Shareholders. This tea is sourced from a tea estate certified by The Ethical Tea Partnership.

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The East India Company

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