The East India House Director’s Blend Green Tea x 10 Pyramid Tea Bag Sachets
To be enjoyed throughout the day without milk.
Add honey or sugar to taste.
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.
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How to Brew It: The East India House Director’s Blend Green Tea
1 PYRAMID BAG PER CUP
200ML OF WATER AT 80ºC
2-3 MINS BREWING TIME