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“Bombay Chai Fine Black Leaf TeaGerald Aungier became the President of The East India Company in India. Persia, and Arabia in 1699. It was under his leadership that the Company’s headquarters moved from Surat to Bombay, setting a course where seven small islands would grow to be one of the world’s largest modern cities. The […]

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“Bombay Chai Fine Black Leaf TeaGerald Aungier became the President of The East India Company in India. Persia, and Arabia in 1699. It was under his leadership that the Company’s headquarters moved from Surat to Bombay, setting a course where seven small islands would grow to be one of the world’s largest modern cities. The cosmopolitan nature of this city was set and this tea honours the vibrancy of Bombay and it second Governor.A full bodied tea to be enjoyed throughout the day.The Staunton Earl Grey Fine Black Leaf TeaThe true origins of Earl Grey tea remained a mystery until research in The East India Company archives revealed that the use of orange flavouring with tea was first observed in China in 1793 by Sir George Staunton, a Company botanist. The Staunton Earl Grey is a tribute to the man who enabled the western world t experience this fine tea.A medium bodied tea to be enjoyed throughout the day.Royal Breakfast Fine Black Leaf TeaIt was customary for The East India Company to bring gifts for the Sovereign on ships returning from the East. However, in 1664, the Court of Directors were distressed to find that no provision of a gift for King Charles II had been made. Accordingly, two pounds of tea found on board were presented to the King and so began a long royal tradition of tea drinking.A full bodied tea t be enjoyed throughout the day.Peppermint Infusion Fine Herbal InfusionA variety of Black Mitcham mint, this aromatic peppermint tea is grown for its purity and depth of taste in the open rolling English countryside.A refreshing infusion to be enjoyed throughout the day.For a refreshing infusion to be enjoyed throughout the day. Excellent as an iced tea.The Forbidden City Jasmine Blossom Fine Green Leaf TeaJasmine tea first became popular in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1270AD). The best teas were reserved for the Emperor making this tea a precious commodity. Green Tea is kept dry until the harvesting of jasmine flowers in August and September, it is then delicately scented from the open flowers over four weeks.Delicate flavourful tea to be enjoyed throughout the day.Remarkable ConnectionsGranted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, The East India Company was founded to explore the mysteries of the East. In the process it mapped trade routes, discovered exotic goods and established trading ports which would grow into the cities of Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai. It changed customs, tastes and ways of thinking, influencing the very fabric of our lives today.London was the centre, a vast global warehouse stocked with treasures from the world. Precious cargos of fine teas, coffees, spices, silks from far off lands were available in the same place for the first time.Unexpected and often remarkable, connections of ingredients, flavours and materials were suddenly possible, enriching and revitalising everyday life. It is this legacy and pioneering spirit which guide us today.”