Brooke Bond was a brand-name tea retailer in the United Kingdom.
- 1845 Brooke Bond & Company was founded by Arthur Brooke who was born at 6 George Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England in 1845. He opened his first Tea Shop in Manchester, Lancashire. There was never a "Mr Bond"; Arthur Brooke chose the name simply because it sounded pleasing to his ears.
- 1930 The most famous brand of Brooke Bond is PG Tips, launched in 1930. PG Tips is currently the bestselling tea in the UK.
- In the 1950s and 1960s, packets of Brooke Bond tea included illustrated tea cards, usually 50 in a series,
- Brooke Bond is now a part of Unilever. The Brooke Bond name has now been dropped for all external communication and is used only in internal corporate communications.
- The Brooke Bond factory is at Trafford Park in Manchester but is not to be confused with the factory of Gold Crown Foods Ltd, Liverpool, which took over production of Brooke Bond Choicest Blend tea. Since then, Brooke Bond rapidly gave way in supermarket shelf space to Yorkshire Tea. A few outlets kept the faith, notably Waitrose, but even they had to admit defeat when the Gold Crown Foods factory burnt down late in 2005.
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