"Time for tea." Food and Drink Tip by planxty

Food and Drink, London: 83 reviews and 118 photos

  Twinings shop, London, UK.
by planxty

The English are well known for their great love of tea, it is almost a national obsession, but it was not always so. In the early 18th century coffee was the preferred hot beverage but a man called Thomas Twining, a lifelong tea man, decided to start selling it from his coffee shop in the Strand. It proved popular and by the 1750's had overtaken coffee as the preferred drink. Twinings is still in the Strand and still selling tea, although what the founder would have thought of , say blackcurrant, ginseng and vanilla is anyones guess.

one onteresting fact about Twinings is that it has used the same logo since 1787 making it the oldest commercial logo in continuous use.

Open Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 7.30pm

Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Nearest tybe is Temple.

What to buy: Tea, obviously. There is probably not a blend in the world you cannot get here.

What to pay: No more expensive than buying in the supermarket and a great experience.

Address: 216 Strand, London, WC2R 1AP
Directions: On the South side just where the Strand meets Fleet Street. Opposite the Royal Courts of Justice.
Phone: +00 44 (0)207 353 3511
Theme: Food and Drink
Website: http://www.twinings.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2011
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