Object ID 002055
Object Name Tetley's India and Ceylon Tea tin
Object Desc Green tin for Tetley's brand India and ceylon tea.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001584
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1890
End Year Range 1930
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords tins,Tetley Tea,tea,beverages,
Title Tetley's India and Ceylon Tea tin
Description Green tin for Tetley's India and ceylon tea. "Fragrant and Delicious. Right side has preparation instructions printed. Back side reads the same as the front. Left side indicates the tin as "Green Label." Cover has the company name and an elephant carrying a package with its trunk.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Joseph Tetley & Co.
Maker Details In 1871, Tetley took his son Joseph "Junior" into partnership. Business flourished and the company extended its services to include blending and packing. By 1888, the company was ready to take its next major step-an agreement with American agents to distribute Tetley's teas throughout the United States. Though sales of tea in tea bags accounted for only 5% of Tetley's sales by the 1930s, the company accurately pegged them as the future of tea commerce. War interrupted immediate production plans, but the foundation was laid for the launch of the Tetley Tea Bag in Britain in 1953.
Date APR 29,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Lots of scratching, scraes, and edgewear on most surfaces. Rust on bottom of the tin. Top cover is very worn.
Date APR 29,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Political Room Exhibit - automatic entry by admin