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Twinings is a brand of tea, primarily operating in the United Kingdom. The company first made tea in 1706, and it was taken over in 1964 by Associated British Foods. Tea leaves in a teacup. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... Associated British Foods (ABF) is a multi-billion pound turnover British multinational with diverse food manufacturing interests and a secondary business in fashion retailing. ...


Twinings mostly provide speciality teas such as Lapsang Souchong, English Breakfast and Darjeeling. It is generally accepted that the company were the first to blend Earl Grey in Britain during the premiership of Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, although this is disputed by rival tea merchants Jacksons of Piccadilly. Lapsang souchong, often shortened to simply lapsang, is a black tea from Fujian province in China. ... Darjeeling tea has traditionally been prized above all other black teas, especially in the UK and the countries comprising the former British Empire. ... Pile of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of bergamot oil extracted from the rind of the fragrant citrus fruit bergamot. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom from when the first Prime Minister (in the modern sense), Robert Walpole, took office in 1721, until the present day. ... The Right Honourable Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764–17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. ...


During 2005, Twinings introduced their first generic, non-speciality tea, under the brand 'Everyday Tea'. The company is also known for its ethical and fair trade policy. Fair trade products shown at XI Unctad. ...


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