Great Britain is famous for its tea blends, especially British and Royal Blends such as English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey and Afternoon Tea. Back in the 19th century, when British tea companies wanted to make the strong flavours of Indian teas palatable to the middle-classes in the UK, they started mixing – blending – different teas with each other. The most famous blend of all is Earl Grey, which simply means a tea or blend of teas to which bergamot oil or flavouring has been added. The advantage of blends is that while orthodox teas vary from harvest to harvest, the actual mix of a particular named blend can be adapted to ensure that the finished blend is always consistently good.
Our very first “Royal” blend was the one we created to celebrate the opening of our shop and the Royal Wedding between His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and the now Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, on 29th April 2011. Since then our range of teas celebrating members of the British monarchy has grown, and although we have recently discontinued the popular “Her Majesty’s Blend”, we are already working on a tea to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
Our “very British” British and Royal Blends sampler set contains 7 x 10g packs, one each of the following teas:
- Prince William Blend
- Organic Classic English Breakfast Tea
- Classic Irish Breakfast Tea
- Organic Classic Afternoon Tea
- Organic Kate’s Afternoon Tea
- Citrus Earl Grey
- Organic Mary Grey
Contents: 70 g