The East India Company

The East India Company introduced the centuries-long tradition of tea drinking to Britain. Established in 1600, when it was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I, The Company first brought tea leaves to England in the second half of the 17th century as a gift for King Charles II. He gave these to his wife, Queen Catherine of Braganza, who then made the drink popular in aristocratic and noble circles.


Still following the motto “Tea is water bewitched” today, the over four-hundred years-old Company continues its legacy of providing tea and other exotic delicacies to the British citizens, working closely with artisans and other experts in tea, chocolate, coffee, biscuits, and porcelain. Come by to see the exclusive collection of fine foods, silverware, and accessories from all over the world with your own eyes.


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