Mokate and The London Tea History Association
Mokate has become a member of The London Tea History Association, which aims to document the history of tea and the contribution of Great Britain to the tea industry. This is a result of the efforts of Mrs Sylwia Mokrysz, Proxy of Mokate SA, who considered it appropriate to introduce the Loyd brand to this very prestigious organisation.
The London Tea History Association has planned to unveil four bronze plaques commemorating important events regarding the history of tea in London. The first was unveiled on 22 November 2016 at Commodity Quay, St. Katherine Dock. It symbolizes 335 years of tea industry history in London. The plaque is located in a place where about 32,000 tons of tea from China, India and Ceylon were received annually in the docks.
Plaque at Commodity Quay, St. Katherine Dock, Pic.: www.londonteahistory.co.uk
The second plaque will hang on the Tea Building, an eight-story building in the city centre, at the intersection of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road, where a tea warehouse was once located. Mokate took part in the presentation of this plaque - thus, it joined the group of many recognised tea manufacturers supporting The London Tea History Association.
Another two memorial plaques will be placed on Sir John Lyon's building and on the Plantation House next to the 4th Plaque.
Sylwia Mokrysz was also invited to a meeting at the Sri Lankan Embassy in London: “150th Anniversary of the Ceylon Tea Industry an exhibition on The History & Culture of Tea”. The jubilee exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Ceylon tea industry is one of many events related to the history of tea in Great Britain. It perfectly fits into the work of The London Tea History Association, which aims to promote tea tourism in London and to commemorate Great Britain's contribution to the tea industry.
(10 VII 2017)