Typhoo Tea, Ltd.

Birmingham, England, 1903-present (Publisher)

Typhoo Tea was established in 1903 by John Sumner in Birmingham, England, adding it as a new product to his inherited grocery business. The word "Typhoo" comes from the Chinese word for "doctor," as Sumner's sister valued the calming effects of tea. After being bought by different large companies throughout the 20th century, the Typhoo Tea Company still exists today as owned by the Indian company Appejay Surrendra Group.