Sip, sip, hooray! Stephen Twining from Twinings of London will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort this Thanksgiving weekend, November 21-24. As a tenth-generation member of the famous tea family, Stephen joined Twinings in 1985 and now serves as Director of Corporate Relations for Twinings of London. As a special treat for Disney Parks guests, Stephen will be available to meet with tea enthusiasts and sign merchandise at The Tea Caddy shop at the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot. Stop by to hand-pick your own collection of Twinings Tea and meet and greet with Stephen Twining!
At The Tea Caddy, guests can purchase a wooden, single-slot Twinings tea box to fill with ten individual tea bags. Imagine creating your very own, personalized “tea-caddy,” and having it autographed by Stephen Twining!
The shop also carries twelve blends from the Walt Disney World exclusive Discovery Collection. You can choose among Pure Sencha Green Tea, Two Seasons Darjeeling, Medley of Mint, or Budding Meadow Camomile. Each box contains 15 large-leaf tea bags and can only be found at the Tea Caddy shop.
Even though it’s still warm and sunny here in Florida, it’s easy to get in the holiday spirit with the various flavors of Twinings Holiday Teas. Just the smell of the sweet apple and spicy cinnamon notes in the Winter Spice tea make me feel like I’m back home in New York sitting in front of the fireplace while the snow falls outside.
If all of this sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to check out a brand new offering at Walt Disney World Resort, the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room Tea Experience. Explore new Twinings tea flavors, learn about the art of tea pairing and indulge in scones, sandwiches and other tea-time treats. What’s not to love?!
The cast member at the Tea Caddy said Mr. Twining would be returning during Flower & Garden. Any information as to when he might be scheduled?
We attended the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room Tea Experience In September. It was wonderful! The cast memebrs shared their tea knowledge and own preferences. The food was lovely and we learned a great deal about tea! The chef spoke with us about the recipes he used for the sandwiches and scones and shared the recipes via email that same day! (And yes we went to Publix and found the ‘Branston Pickle’ as per his suggestion!)
Wonderful experience! I would definitely do this again!
One disappointment was that the ‘Twinings’ timers that we used to time how long we brewed/steeped our tea are not available for sale! The other was that many of the teas are not offered as decaffeinated teas. (This can be an issue for some people who have to avoid caffeine for medical reasons.)
All in all a great way to learn about tea!