Tetley tea is not a brand that I drink much anymore, but it was my favorite tea for many years when I lived in Toronto. Everyone knew the Tetley Tea Folk and the commercial jingle.
I grew up making pots of hot tea with the little round teabags. Brewing loose tea was something that would come much later, as my appreciation for tea developed. My parents were both coffee drinkers, so my tea was enjoyed solo or during visits with my best friend Louise.
Joseph Tetley & Co. was founded in 1837 in the United Kingdom. Tetley is now a subsidiary of Tata Tea – the world’s second largest manufacturer and distributor of tea. It is the second largest in the United States. I think most of the Tetley Tea here in the South is blended for brewing iced tea.