James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea

James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea

Jun 08 , 2022

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James Taylor was a 17-year Scott when he left London in 1851, landing in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, and sent to work on a coffee estate near Kandy. Cof...

St Helena and Napolean’s Coffee

St Helena and Napolean’s Coffee

Jun 08 , 2022

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Far out in the South Atlantic, 1700 miles north-east of Cape Town, lies the tiny Island of St Helena. Discovered by the Portuguese, it was a perfec...

The Real Story of Earl Grey Tea

The Real Story of Earl Grey Tea

Jun 08 , 2022

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It’s a common myth that it was Charles Grey (1764-1845), the 2nd Earl Grey and Prime Minister of Great Britain from November 1830 to July 1834, tha...

Darjeeling Tea - How it all started

Darjeeling Tea - How it all started

Jun 08 , 2022

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The British needed tea from an alternative source to China. They achieved this, to Darjeeling's benefit, thanks to 2 officers of The East India Com...

A Gift to a King

A Gift to a King

Jun 08 , 2022

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Business for The East India Company was growing fast by the middle of the 17th century and a key factor was the continual renewal of the Royal Char...