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Twinings Tea Shop in London, England

You'll have to excuse the exoticized Chinamen figures atop the Twinings tea shop doorway at 216 Strand. They've been sitting up there for about three centuries, in which time the cultural acceptability of such caricatures has lessened, and tea is more often associated with British gentry than with Chinese merchants. As a young man Thomas Twining apprenticed under an East India Company merchant, importing goods from exotic locales, coffee and tea in particular.
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