Beverage Industry

Tetley’s Tea anniversary

January 15, 2013

 Montvale, N.J.-based Tetley USA, a British tea brand, has declared its 175th anniversary the “Tea Anniversary.” In celebration of the occasion, the brand donated supplies of its tea to 175 food banks throughout the country through Feeding America, a domestic hunger-relief charity. More than 10,000 boxes of Tetley tea were delivered in November to food banks across the nation, providing more than 500,000 cups of tea to those in need this winter, the company says. The celebration extended into December with the Brake for Tetley contest, which invited consumers to submit a 175-word entry describing how they take a break with Tetley tea. The grand prize winner received a Mini Countryman S car, and 175 runners-up received specialty limited-edition Tetley tea mugs, the company adds.