Twinings has been blending my family tea for years. Today, I am proud to continue this tradition with the tea celebrated throughout the world known as Twinings Earl Grey. Legend has it, that my ancestor, the second Earl Grey, was presented with this exquisite recipe by an envoy on his return from China.Tea is the worlds most popular beverage after water. From the north of Russia to the tip of southern Africa, from the West Coast of America to the Far East, tea is enjoyed in endless different ways. Its versatility makes it the perfect drink, adaptable to every climate and culture, so its no wonder that the world of tea is as varied as those who drink it.For generations of tea drinkers around the world, Twinings and tea are inseparable. For 300 years, Twinings has been at the forefront of the tea trade - influencing tea-drinking habits and helping to shape an industry and a culture with its tradition of excellence and innovation.Now in its third century, Twinings operates its international business from the UK. Twinings still sells tea in London at 216 The Strand, probably the world's first dry tea and coffee shop.Twinings is honoured to hold Royal Warrants of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. The Strand Shop is a showcase for Twinings range of specialty teas, together with books, teapots, many glorious blends of coffee, and all the paraphernalia for making the perfect cup of tea. To the rear of the shop is the delightful Twinings Museum, full of stories and artifacts from the past.After quenching thirsts for more than three centuries, no one knows better than Twinings how to deliver the perfect tea experience. Customers in more than 100 countries enjoy Twinings products. And not just the popular favourites - products such as fruit and herbal infusions, aromatic teas, and iced teas are delighting the taste buds of a new generation of customers.