More History of Hediard Tea

After drinking Hediard Tea all day, we feel inspired to talk more about this great French tea. Here are some key dates in the history of Hediard.

1832 – Birth of Ferdinand Hediard in La Loupe, a village near Chartres.

1854 – Ferdinand Hediard opens his first shop in Notre Dame de Lorette street in Paris named “Comptoir d’epices et des colonies” (spices and colonies counter).

1867 – First Universal Exhibition in Paris. Hediard becomes officially well-known with a publication in “L’officiel”

1872 – Wedding of Ferdinand Hediard wih Marguerite Martin; Birth of Marie-Blanche two years later. Opening of the Madeleine boutique 21, place de la Madeleine.

1898 – Death of Ferdinand Hediard, the “traveler immobile”

1935 – Jean and Germaine Kusel, Ferdinand Hediard’s grand children continue to manage the company after his death.

1950-60 – Hediard begins to expand with branches in Paris and points-of-sale all over France.

1973 – First implantation in Japan.

1995 – Michel Pastor takes control of the company.

1996 – Opening of the restaurant “La Table d’Hediard”, place de la Madeleine.

2007 – 5 integrated boutiques in Paris, 20 boutiques and more than 100 retailers in France, 20 boutiques and more than 200 retailers worldwide.

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