English Leaf Blend
Our loose leaf English Blend Black Tea is a perfect companion for the morning toast with honey or jam, but also ideally suited for afternoon tea with cake.
£2.30 – £9.20
This tea is based on a traditional blend of select high grown Ceylon tea, aromatic Assam and bold Java leaf teas.
Blended English style teas have been consumed in England since the late 1800’s and, it is said that Queen Victoria was a fan of strong black tea.
Tea was extremely expensive to drink in her time and unaffordable to the average person. It took many months to arrive in England.
The reason for its high price was the very high taxes which the Government imposed on its import.
Tea was transported by the East India Company via ships in large tea chests and docked in London before being distributed in smaller amounts.
Afternoon tea became a popular social event and eventually tea shops
Tea was usually consumed with milk and sugar but this is equally as good on it own.
As well as ordering our teas online, you can purchase them in our Shop at 219 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole.
Brewing Temp 95C
Optimal Brewing Time 3 – 5 Min
50g, 100g, 200g