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Twinings is a marketer of tea, based in the United Kingdom in Andover.
Thomas Twining opened the first known Tea room in 1706, which remains at 216 Strand, London today. Under Associated British Foods since 1964, Sam Twining now represents the company’s ten generations. In 2006, Twinings celebrates its 300th Anniversary, with a special tea, and associated tea caddies.
Twinings mostly provides speciality teas such as Lapsang Souchong, English Breakfast, Lady Grey or Darjeeling. It is generally accepted that the company was the first to blend Earl Grey in Britain during the premiership of Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, although this is disputed by rival tea merchants Jacksons of Piccadilly.
During 2005, Twinings introduced its first generic, non-speciality tea, under the brand ‘Everyday Tea’. The company is also known for its ethical and fair trade policy.