Plaque

Tea trade - St Katharine Docks

Erection date: 22/11/2016

Inscription

The Tea Trade at St Katharine Docks

This plaque commemorates 335 years of the tea industry in the City of London, which in its heyday controlled over 85% of the world’s tea trade.

{The main section of text gives a good history of this trade and we have put our transcription on our Tea Trade in London page.}

The working docks ceased to operate in 1968 but continues to be a thriving waterside community.

This plaque was generously donated by James Finlay (Est.1750). Finlays was an early pioneer in establishing the global tea trade. Today, Finlays continues to manage global supply chains to bring the best from bush to cup. Finlays is part of the Swire Group. The London Tea History Association (www.londonteahistory.co.uk) was founded in January 2015 to record and commemorate 335 years of the World’s Tea Trade in the City.

{around the text: "Finlays since 1750" and captioned images of: Tea Taster, Tea Plucker, Rolling Table Tea Machine, Tea Chests, Tea Plants, Tea Clipper.}

Site: Tea trade - St Katharine Docks (1 memorial)

E1, St Katharine Docks, Commodity Quay

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Tea trade - St Katharine Docks

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East India Company

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St Katharine Docks

SKDocks gives a brief introduction to the history of the area. A London Inher...

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Tea Trade in London

The following text is taken from the Shoreditch plaque: This plaque commemor...

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Finlays

From Finlays we learn that: James Finlay (d. 1790) began his career in Glasgo...

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London Tea History Association

Founded to record and commemorate over 335 years of the World’s tea trade in ...

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