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More Vintage Typhoo Tea Postcards

The name for the famous British tea Typhoo is a bit too close to typhoid in my opinion.

That's a bit frightening! Abigail Adams, Wilbur Wright, and Ellen O'Hara all died of typhoid fever.

Editor: Ellen O'Hara is a fictional character from Gone with the Wind. She's not a real person.

Marie: You're such a stickler!

As a fact, the name Typhoo came from the Chinese word for "doctor" (traditional Chinese: 大夫, hanyu pinyin : dai fu ). Go figure.

Here are some wonderfully British Typhoo Tea adverts:)