Thursday, 26 January 2012
The company that created the Kardomah brand began in Pudsey Street,Liverpool in 1844 as the Vey Brothers teadealers and grocers. In 1868 the business was acquired by the newly created Liverpool China and India Tea Company,and a series of brand names was created beginning with Mikado. The Kardomah brand of tea was first served at the Liverpool colonial exhibition of 1887,and the brand was later applied to a range of teas, coffees and coffee houses. The parent company was renamed to Kardomah Limited in 1938. The brand was acquired by the Forte Group in 1962, sold to Cadbury/Schweppes/Typhoo in 1971, and became part of Premier Brands some time between 1980 and 1997. The brand still exists, selling items such as instant coffee and coffee whitener.
With Thanks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardomah_Caf%C3%A9s