Visitors to Northumberland will be able to enjoy tea from one of the region’s longest standing companies as Northumberland County Council’s Tourist Information Centres (TICs) have signed a deal to stock Ringtons specialist teas, coffees and biscuits.
Eleven of the county’s TICs in locations including Berwick, Hexham, Corbridge, Seahouses and Amble are to stock Ringtons’ Signature Northumberland Connoisseur Blend tea.
It will feature the local authority’s personalised label which includes Northumberland’s iconic yellow and red flag.
The centres will also stock a further selection of Ringtons tea, coffee, biscuits and homeware, giving tourists to Northumberland a chance to take some of the region’s finest produce home with them.
Dawn Goodwill-Evans, senior business development officer for Northumberland County Council, says: “We know that visitors to Northumberland want to experience everything the region has to offer and a big part of the visitor experience is sampling food and drink produced in the region.
“We were looking for a supplier to meet demand for a great quality, locally-sourced selection of tea, coffee and treats and Ringtons seemed the ideal solution.
“The fact we were able to add our own logo to the range, particularly the Northumberland Connoisseur Blend, is very significant for us and gives us something extra special to offer visitors which will allow them to take a little bit of Northumberland home with them.
“Ringtons has a fascinating history, dating back to 1907, which makes it one of the North East’s most loved companies and we are delighted to be able to offer its range to our visitors as well as support a local business.”