Birmingham grocer, John Sumner, came up with the name. Originally, he called it Typhoo Tipps Tea. Typhoo is the chinese word for doctor. The double p in Tipps was originally a printing error but stayed on the pack for years.
Should I ever re-boil water to make tea?
For the perfect cuppa the water should contain oxygen. This helps draw out the flavours.
Re-boiling the water reduces the oxygen content so it’s not ideal.
What decaffeination process does Typhoo use?
Typhoo uses a technique to wash the tea which is highly selective for caffeine. This is thought to give a better flavour than some other methods.
Did you know…
In the UK we consume about 130,000 tonnes of tea a year of which at least 95% is in teabag format.
One hectare of tea is planted out with approximately 12,000 tea bushes. Depending on its location these bushes can produce up to 3,000kgs of black tea in a year.
One bush produces 250 grams of black tea a year, which is equal to one pack of Typhoo 80s.
Each bush will take about five days to produce enough tea for a Typhoo tea bag.
Cold tea is good for taking the sting out of sunburn.
Brunettes can add shine to their hair by rinsing it in cold tea.