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It may seem strange to have to explain that Sir Winston Churchill was a tea drinker...


It may seem strange to have to explain that Sir Winston Churchill was a tea drinker; he was an Englishman and, of course, all Englishmen drink tea. The great man’s particularly strong personality also showed when it came to the favourite beverage of Her Majesty’s subjects! We know that Sir Winston liked to drink a very strong black tea which he enjoyed mainly at breakfast time with buttered toast and jam. 
Nevertheless, the sacred tea of the British Empire was also the topic of one of the most memorable dialogues of English politics; an opportunity to discover the great man’s extraordinary sense of humour. Lady Nancy Astor, who was born an American, was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons and a strong opponent to Churchill. She called out to him one day:

… If you were my husband, I would poison your tea! …

… My dear Nancy, answered Sir Winston, if you were my wife, I would drink it!

… Sir Winston would most certainly have found a tea to his taste among our breakfast blends.

These are combinations of robust teas coming from India, Africa, Sri Lanka… which are prepared by Emmanuel Jumeau-Lafond our tea-blender.

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