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Advert For John & James Universal Tea Distributors

Advert For John & James Universal Tea Distributors

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Evan.7336

Item number: 7336

Genre: Leaflet

Until 1669, most of the tea drunk in Britain was bought from the Dutch and it was not until 1644 that the British East India Company reached China and set up a trading post in the port of Amoy. Tea companies like ‘John & James Universal Tea Distributors’ featured in this advert, began to blossom in Britain by the late nineteenth century. They offered blending, branding and packaging giving the public a wide variety of choices.

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