A perfect breakfast tea with body and full flavour. Harkens back to the days when tea laden clipper ships raced to London.
Winston Churchill, arguably the most notable British Prime Minister in history, was a noted lover of drink. Although he is most known to have had a penchant for the strong stuff, namely whiskey, he also had an immense fondness for a cup of rich tasting English Breakfast. Palate aside, Churchill was also notable for good one-liners. One of his more famous quotes has to do with a nice British cuppa and is taken from a dialogue he had with Lady Nancy Astor, an American who became a member of the British Parliament. It should be noted that the two were not friends! Winston, if you were my husband, Id poison your tea. Nancy, if I were your husband, Id drink it.
Well, luckily for England Nancy didnt follow through on her threat. Had she done so, we certainly hope that she didnt intend to taint a cup of English Breakfast as savory and pure as this Organic variety. This is exactly the kind of tea Winston would have quaffed down by the pot-full. Blended using certified organic teas from India, Sri Lanka, China, and Tanzania; this tea is full-bodied, astringent, with subtle touches of jammy toast. With a little milk and a dash of sugar, this tea makes a perfect complement to a proper English breakfast (the meal!). Heres to Winston, Nancy, and England!
- 100g size is sealed in a bag with decorated packaging, perfect for gifting.
Tea Type: Organic black tea
Caffeine Level: Medium
Antioxidant Level: Very high
Grade: Flowery broken orange pekoe
How To Brew
Hot Tea: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz (200-260 mL) of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Iced Tea: Makes 1 litre: Put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup (315 mL) of boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.