Thomas Twining, tired of drinking ale in the morning (which was common practice at the time), started selling tea from his coffee house on London's Strand. He quickly gained many fans of the ‘new-fangled’ beverage particularly as it gained popularity for its restorative qualities and because it was drunk by 'celebrities' of the day, including Jane Austen and Charles II.
Despite great opposition from the pub owners, seeing profits dwindle, plus heavy tea taxation, Thomas persisted and opened the Golden Lyon, Britain’s first tea shop.
Please join as on Sunday 24th March 2019, at 4:30 pm-6:30 pm to taste and learn about these remarkable tea’s. A traditional tea presentation will be available consisting of tea sandwiches, scones with jam, and tea biscuits.