How Profitable was the Tea Business in the 1800s?

by Scottish Tea on April 14, 2014

Andrew Melros, the founder of Melrose Tea, operated a grocery store and was a tea dealer in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1800s.   So, how profitable was this  business at the time?  In 1816, he had weekly sales of approximately £475.  (From the book “Feeding the Victorian City”).

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Commercial for the New Scottish Blend Box

by Scottish Tea on April 7, 2014

Over the years, the design of the box of Scottish Blend has changed. Here is a commercial promoting one of the most recent boxes.

Thanks to Simon Mallinson of MTP for the commercial. You can see more of their work on their YouTube channel.

Great Scottish Tea Sign

March 24, 2014

Another classic Scottish Tea sign. Thanks to Edinburgh City of Print for the image. You can see more of their work in Flickr.

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Scottish Blend Singing Kettle Commercial

March 13, 2014

Here is another Scottish Blend commercial that we really enjoy: Scottish Blend ‘Singing Kettle’ from Artisan on Vimeo. Thanks to Artisan Scotland for the commercial.

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Old Melrose Tea Print Ad

March 3, 2014

Melrose Tea used to be a classic Scottish Tea.  Here is an old print ad the company used. Thanks to Edinburgh City of Print for the image. You can see more of their work in Flickr.

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Scottish Choice Tea Commercial

February 17, 2014

Scottish Choice is a Scottish Tea that is not very common in the US. Still, we wanted to show this video because we enjoy all tea television commercials. Thanks to Simon Mallinson of MTP for the commercial. You can see more of their work on their YouTube channel.

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How Much Scottish Blend is Produced Each Year?

February 10, 2014

How much Scottish Blend Tea is produced each year?  According to Unilever, the corporate owners of Scottish Blend, PG Tips and Lyons, 35,000 tons is produced each year.  Although we couldn’t get a specific breakdown as to the percentages of each  brand, suffice it to say that is a lot of tea.  

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Scottish Actress Enjoys Earl Grey Tea

February 3, 2014

Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond is a fan of Earl Grey Tea.  Actually every morning she start every morning with Earl Grey.  

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Scottish Blend Biscuit Commercial

January 20, 2014

Because we cant get enough Scottish Blend Tea commercials. Thanks to Simon Mallinson of MTP for the commercial. You can see more of their work on their YouTube channel.

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One of Your Favorite Scottish Tea Companies Also Makes Chocolates

January 14, 2014

Did you know that in addition to making great tea, Brodies Tea also makes award-winning chocolates.  At the Brodies Tea plant near Edinburgh, Scotland and small team of workers create hand made chocolate using on the finest natural ingredients. Brodies most popular chocolates are the Scottish Berries, which recently won gold in the Great Taste […]

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