In 1706 Twinings was one of the first companies to introduce tea drinking to the English. In 2006, Twinings celebrates 300 years of supplying the finest teas. Twining's founder Thomas Twining first began selling tea from premises on The Strand in London, which remains today. Word of this exotic, new drink quickly spread and soon Twinings'tea was de rigeur - eirghteenth century English novelist Jane Austen and Charles II Earl Grey were fans. Thomas Twining's pledge to create exceptional teas for everyone has remained the company's conerstone for generations and the Twining family have contributed much in establishing tea drinking as the well loved tradition it is today.