After its creation in 1600 by The Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the influence of The East India Company was extensive. The company introduced Britain’s dining tables to tea, coffee, chocolate, and spices, and created new communities, trading places, and cities, while also shaping countries and commercial routes.
Recreated in 2010 by Sanjiv Mehta, the company’s flagship retail store opened in central London, and there are now seven UK stores in London as well as three stores in the Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, UAE). The company is represented at airports globally through duty free; at major retailers including Selfridges in the UK, Neiman Marcus in the US, Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, David Jones and Thomas Dux in Australia, Shinsaegae in South Korea, Dean & Deluca in Thailand, Takashimaya (Singapore & Japan), and Queen’s Isetan, Mitsukoshi, and Meida-ya in Japan.
The East India Company offers more than 140 teas, as well as a rare coffees, artisan biscuits, jams, marmalades, mustards, sweets, and chocolates.
More information: www.eicfinefoods.com