Typhoo Tea Limited has a long and rich heritage, stretching back to 1903 when Birmingham grocer John Sumner developed and sold a blend of tea in his shop. John’s sister, Mary, was the inspiration behind the product development, as she highly regarded tea as a cure for indigestion.
Over the years, the Typhoo business has developed from being the first brand to sell ready packaged tea, to being a leading tea business that now offers products in every sector of the tea market. Brands such as Heath and Heather - offering a natural fruit and herb product to an audience growing in health awareness and Ridgeways - well regarded for scouring the world for unique and exquisite teas from the finest tea gardens.
Tea is a natural product. The process from tea bush to cup ensures the product remains natural, with no additives and no artificial colourings or preservatives. Tea drunk without milk contains no fat, starch or sugar - and it is completely free of calories. Using semi-skimmed milk adds 13 calories per cup, but also has the added benefit of valuable minerals like calcium. Four cups of tea with milk provides you with a fifth of your daily calcium requirement.
Drinking 4 cups of tea every day is re-hydrating and can be included in your daily fluid requirements of 1.5 - 2 litres. 4 cups of tea contain only moderate amounts of caffeine, a quantity that can help increase concentration. You also take in half the amount of caffeine by drinking your normal cup of tea than if you were to drink a typical instant coffee, and considerably less than if you were drinking 'coffee-shop' coffee.