Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly. Combined, China and India supplied 62% of the world's tea in 2016.
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Over the past three centuries, Twinings has become synonymous with a great cup of tea. In a time when coffee was king, one man - Thomas Twining - went against the tide by openning his tea shop on The Strand in London in 1706. At that time, tea was a beverage reserved for the wealthy elite and in particular, aristocratic ladies, who were not permitted in the capital's numerous coffee houses. Thomos Twining had a vision to be the best at one thing and one thing only - to sell the World's finest quality teas.
Today, Twinings exports the World's fine teas to 115 countries, around the globe and has more than 500 teas to suit every taste, time of day and mood.