The East India House Director’s Blend Black Tea x 20 Tea Bag Sachets


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A combination of carefully selected flavours makes our Director’s Blend Black Tea a lively and fresh drink to indulge in. Ceylon lends its aroma, Kenya its colour and the Assam its rich body. Indulge in this opulent blend any time of the day.


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.

The auctions were held at ‘East India House’ – The Company’s lavish headquarters on Leadenhall Street, London. 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.

Where it’s from

What it tastes like
Rich and lively with a smooth aroma.

When to enjoy it
Throughout the day



This tea is sourced from a tea estate certified by The Ethical Tea Partnership.
We are proud to be a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), a non-commercial alliance of international tea companies who share a vision of a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Delivery Options for Fine Foods

UK Standard Delivery: £6.49
UK Next Day Delivery (mainland UK only): £9.95 (Order before 12pm)

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How to Brew It: The East India House Director’s Blend Black Tea


  • 210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC


  • 3/5 STRENGTH

Usually enjoyed with or without milk. Add sugar to taste. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master