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Welcome to our Tea Quiz - tea brands, history of tea and culture

Quiz Questions I

  1. In 2018, which country is the largest global producer of tea?
  2. Archibald Campbell began tea planting with Chinese seeds in which Indian district in 1841?
  3. In 1953, which company was the first to sell tea-bags in the UK? It also launched the round tea bag in 1989.
  4. In the nursery rhyme Polly put the kettle on, who took it off again?
  5. What name is given to the popular custom of dipping a biscuit into tea?
  6. Who had Fortnum & Mason's tea brought to him in Catalonia and wrote a 1946 essay on how to make a cup of tea, entitled A Nice Cup of Tea?
  7. Which African country, with 90% of it's tea grown on small farms of less than one acre, is a top tea producing nation?
  8. What is the Chinese Mandarin word for tea?
  9. What is the British English colloquial term for an inexpensive, strong cup of tea, that's milky with sugar?
  10. In 2008, the BBC TV show Naked Scientists showed that what sort of teapot could be used to make tea, provided that the walls of this teapot were more than one centimetre thick?
  11. The founder of which company opened Britain's first known tea room at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706?
  12. What tea blend is thought to be named after an 1830s British Prime Minister?
  13. Which British brand of tea, launched in 1903 by John Sumner, gets its name from the Chinese word for "doctor"?
  14. Which character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells Alice to "take some more tea"?
  15. In the 1930s, Brooke Bond launched which tea brand in the UK with the original name which implied that it could be drunk prior to eating food?
  16. In 2019, Alex Morgan celebrated by pretending to sip some tea after doing what?
  17. What did Englishman Richard Blechynden create and popularize at the 1904 St Louis World Fair?
  18. Which Patriot in the American Revolution was both a subject of a Longfellow poem and a ringleader in the Boston Tea Party of 1773?
  19. Give the last name of the Scottish businessman who bought tea estates in Ceylon in 1890, in order to sell tea at a reasonable price at his growing chain of grocery stores?
  20. Which event of 1869 meant that tea clippers (fast sailing ships) became disadvantaged against steam vessels for the transportation of tea?
  21. Which tea was started in 1984 by wife and husband Lorraine and Mike Brehme in their Dorset kitchen with two chests of Assam tea?
  22. What type of tea is used in the Japanese tea ceremony: (a) green tea, (b) black tea, (c) oolong tea, or (d) spiced tea?
  23. "Tea for Two" is a song in which Broadway musical?
  24. Which Indian state is the single largest tea-growing region in the world?
  25. Who wrote: "I did send for a cup of tee, (a China drink) of which I had never had drunk before"?


  1. China
  2. Darjeeling
  3. Tetley
  4. Sukey
  5. Dunking
  6. George Orwell
  7. Kenya
  8. Cha
  9. Builder's tea
  10. A chocolate teapot
  11. Twinnings (also, the firm's logo, created in 1787, is the world's oldest in continuous use.)
  12. Earl Grey
  13. Typhoo
  14. The March Hare
  15. PG Tips (it was first called 'Pre-Gest-Tea', then the 'tips' was added to highlight that only the top two leaves and bud of each plant are used)
  16. Scoring a goal (for the USA against England in the semi-final of the FIFA Women's Football World Cup)

  17. Iced tea
  18. Paul Revere (and the poem was "Paul Revere's Ride")
  19. Lipton (Thomas Lipton)
  20. Opening of the Suez Canal
  21. Clipper Tea
  22. (Powdered) green tea
  23. No, No, Nanette.
  24. Assam
  25. Samuel Pepys (he tasted the new drink on 25 September 1660 and recorded the experience in his diary)