For Twinings, tea is more than just a drink. Itís been part of their daily lives and that of generations of tea lovers for over 300 years. In 1706, Twinings was one of the first companies to introduce tea drinking to the British when Thomas Twining began selling tea from his first premises on the Strand in London. 300 years later, Twinings is now a purveyor of teas worldwide. They still sell tea from Thomasís shop, and they still work hard to bring new blends to tea lovers. Now, they have nearly 200 varieties and their teas are drunk all over the world.