Prince of Wales Tea

4 stars, based on 9 reviews

A regal blend best served as an afternoon tea with scones (on the lawn at Sandringham Castle). Prince of Wales is full bodied with hints of royal black currant.







         
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  • Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, Taiwan, India
    Region: Nuwara Eliya, Taiwan, Assam
    Shipping Port: Colombo, Kaohsiung, Calcutta
    Grade: Orange Pekoe Gunpowder
    Altitude: 1500 feet to 7500 feet above sea level
    Manufacture Type: Orthodox
    Cup Characteristics: Thick liquor, flavorful with Black Currant accent
    Infusion: Bright and golden with reddish tones
    Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Luxury green tea, Cornflower and Safflower petals, natural flavors
    Information:
    This blend of teas is fit for a 'king-in-waiting'.

    Element #1: We have used a very rich Indian Assam tea as the dominant component in this blend to honor the role India has played in the British Empire. India throughout the late 1800's and early 1900's played an important role in the success of the English and often was the playground of the Royals who would come on cruises or visit the spa's at Darjeeling. Kings George V, George VI, Edward and Queen Elizabeth all were known to tip a cuppa with the local English gentry and Indian Maharajas. The tea they built their Empire on also helped build a stronger India.

    Element #2: The tea industry in Sri Lanka - formerly known as Ceylon was started by the British in the mid 1800's. Tea is now the most important agricultural export product for Sri Lanka and provides jobs for hundreds of thousands on the 'tear-drop' shaped island. Viewing tea estates, roads and railways you will see evidence of the British 'bulldog' nature - during the 1800's only the British would have been 'mad' enough to push roads through the jungles and steep mountains.

    Element #3: True to the British national anthem 'God Save the King' we added Gunpowder green tea and Lucky Dragon Hyson green tea with their high polyphenol count to try and bring this ideal to the blend.

    Element #4: The English colonists always tried to keep a little bit of England around them and this is typified by the bungalows and gardens on the tea estates. We have enhanced this blend with a hint of black currants the typical English garden berry - a reminder of home for the 'expats'.

    In conclusion, while you are enjoying this wonderful tasting tea you can 'see' the current Prince of Wales lifting his teacup from his saucer, taking a sip and exclaiming Good Show!! Another afternoon in Sandringham.........

  • Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add milk and sugar to taste.

    Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea, steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or 'milky' when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about! Now sit back and enjoy a cool refreshing taste experience!!!!


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