Somerset-based Miles Tea and Coffee have teamed up with Paignton Zoo to officially launch their company re-branding. A bright and breezy new design is hitting the shelves across the West Country this summer. The elephant logo has undergone a makeover, and now shows the brighter side of being an elephant!

Company directors John Hall and Derek Miles came to Paignton Zoo in Devon to meet Duchess the African elephant – and even found a tea cup to match her size.

Derek Miles is the third generation of the Miles family to go into the tea business. He is now in his 80s but his passion for tea and elephants is still strong. Derek visited an elephant orphanage whilst on a trip to a tea plantation a few decades ago, and the experience has been forever etched in his memory.

“The thought of having the opportunity to come face to face with an elephant at Paignton Zoo is very exciting. This is such a privilege; I never thought I would be able to meet an elephant here in the West Country.”

Miles have been tea and coffee specialists since 1888. Their products are blended by the coast in Minehead and Porlock.

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