An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 2

Episode 2: Afternoon Tea Hamper First introduced to Britain as a gift from The East India Company to King Charles II in 1664, tea has inspired pioneers, built nations, had its value compared to gold and has been a favourite beverage for many. But it wasn’t until the mid-nineteenth century that the act of ‘afternoon…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’€™ for Episode 1

Extended maritime journeys were made possible thanks to islands such as St Helena, which served as watering holes for ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. Granted a charter to govern St Helena by Oliver Cromwell in 1657, The East India Company fortified the island and introduced various crops, including coffee. After Napoleon’€™s defeat…