History & Timeline:
Founder: Thomas Twining (1675, Painswick, Gloucestershire, England – 19 May 1741, Twickenham, Greater London).
: England taste the beauty of tea by the elegant Portuguese wife of Charles II, Catherine of, Braganza.
: Thomas moved with his father when he was 9 years old.
: Thomas twining bought the standing Tom's Coffee House on London's Strand.
: Thomas twining opens the golden Lyon.
: Thomas bought three houses and converted them to shop and opened Britain's first known tea room, at No. 216 Strand, London.
: Departure of William and arrival of Daniel twining who takes over.
: Daniel passed away and his wife Mary the heroine of this legacy take over the business.
: Richard twining take over the business from his mother.
: Twinings chooses its logo.
The lion is interpreted respect towards Richard’s grandfather Thomas.
The two Chinese to the left and the right if the lion represent the trade with China.
: Bespoke blends at the Golden Lyon.
: Queen victoria makes twinings an official royal warrant holder.
: Twinings opens its first shop in France.
: Twinings first blends its famous English breakfast.
: Twinings becomes the first company to win the queen's award for export.
: Twinings started working with the charity « Save the Children » .
: Twinings 300 year anniversary.
: Invention of the earl of grey.
: Tastebar at 216 strand launches & the launch of our luxury Signature Range of the finest ingredients.
: Twinning blend a very special “Queen's 90th Birthday Tea “at the request of Royal Warrant Holders association in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's.
: 300 year anniversary golden lyon.