NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For centuries, The East India Company transformed tastes and social customs. Ships and explorers returned from distant lands carrying exotic and vibrant flavors, changing our palates forever. Chocolates, spices, and tea - once new and extraordinary luxuries - soon became an indispensable part of our lives.
Today, The East India Company continues to awaken our senses by creating remarkable connections of flavors to surprise and delight.
This holiday season, be enchanted by The East India Company's unique collection of products, each carefully crafted using the finest ingredients and made using traditional artisanal methods from around the world – embark on a tantalizing journey of epicurean delight.
The collection includes a range of evocative blended teas, aromatic coffees, supreme drinking-chocolate, indulgent milk and dark chocolate enrobed fruits and nuts, seasonal jam and chutney and mustards, as well as a selection of festive chocolates including mint & green tea chocolate thins and milk chocolate infused with exotic spices.
The East India Company is offering free shipping this holiday weekend beginning Friday, November 27 through the 29th.
Our Tea Master has personally selected teas from tea estates around the world to create an unrivaled tea library with rare and bespoke blends. Engage the senses and taste the difference with our delicate, flowering teas; embrace the fragrant alchemy of our Infusions and Herbal selections; sip our delicately flavored selection of white teas and get lost in the buttery textures of our range of curled oolong blends.
As the festive season rolls in, a warmed mulling spice mixed with pressed apple juice or red wine is always welcome. This season, The East India Company has created a unique mulling spice to excite your palate. Star anise, ginger, cinnamon, mace and nutmeg carefully blended with a touch of our Custard Apple Green Tea, creating a mulling spice with distinct flavor and body. To ensure each cup is perfectly brewed, we have portioned out the ideal serving in an individual pyramid tea bag.
Supreme Drinking Chocolate
Introduced to England in the mid-17th century, London's chocolate houses quickly became haunts of intrigue, gossip and indulgence. Experience hot chocolate as it was originally intended to taste; rich and full-bodied. This authentic drink, made with flakes of fine dark Belgian chocolate, was inspired by the rich chocolate drinks of the ancient Aztecs and is luxuriously indulgent with our Cherry, Chocolate Chip & Chili Biscuits.
For an indulgent festive treat, The East India Company has launched two limited edition chocolate enrobed spiced biscuits: Ginger Biscuits Enrobed in Dark Chocolate and Twelve Spice Biscuits in Milk Chocolate. Made by a traditional artisan Yorkshire baker, our Ginger and Twelve Spice biscuits have been double dipped in the finest Belgian chocolate to create a memorable sensorial experience.
This holiday season we have launched a new aromatic coffee: Hazelnut & Chocolate. This warming and well-rounded seasonal coffee has been created using The East India Company's signature Directors' Blend Coffee - a combination of beans from Ethiopia, Java, India, and Brazil, this well balanced coffee provides a perfect base to release rich creamy chocolate and spicy flavor notes that envelop your palate.
About The East India Company
Since its creation in 1600 by The Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the influence of The East India Company has been extensive. It influenced Britain's dining tables through the introduction of tea, coffee, chocolate, and spices, but more fundamentally, it changed the world's tastes, its thinking, and its people. It created new communities, trading places, cities and shaped countries and commercial routes.
The Fine Foods range today includes over 140 teas, coffees, biscuits, jams and marmalades, mustards sweets, chocolate bars and boxes, gift sets, luxury hampers and accessories. The Company has seven UK stores (Conduit St, Covent Garden-Long Acre, Covent Garden Piazza, Royal Exchange, Harrods, Westfield London and Bluewater-Kent and a concession in Harrods) in addition to its three stores in the Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE). The Company is represented globally through Duty Free (Vienna, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Doha, Dubai), major retailers including Selfridges in the UK, De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, David Jones and Thomas Dux in Australia, Dean & Deluca in Thailand, Takashimaya (Singapore & Japan), and, Queen's Isetan, Mitsukoshi and Meida-ya in Japan.
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