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Prince of Wales Black Loose Leaf Tea

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Prince of Wales Black Tea
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A regal blend best served in the afternoon with scones. Full bodied with delicious hints of black currant.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Green tea, Safflower+ Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / China / Sri Lanka / Kenya / Albania


GRADE(S): Orange Pekoe Gunpowder


CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Bright and golden with reddish hues


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 BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in 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).