Throughout history there has always been an association between royalty, lifestyle and tea. For example, tea’s fate in Britain took a turn in 1662 when King Charles II married the Portuguese princess, Catherine of Braganza. Britain’s new queen was a confirmed tea drinker long before she arrived for her wedding. As part of her dowry, she brought with her a chest of Chinese tea. Soon, she began serving it to her aristocratic friends at Court. As word of the new beverage spread, more and more people wished to try it for themselves.
During this time ladies enjoyed tea at home, while gentlemen often drank their tea in the coffee houses that had been established in the City of London. Tea consumption progressed further and over time it became very fashionable in London to have afternoon tea. At these gatherings dainty sandwiches and delicate cakes were served. We can only imagine what these gatherings would have turned into had they been able to enjoy a lightly and elegantly flavored Strawberry Lemon tea. No wonder this tea is called Lady Londonderry. This black tea blend has a round cup with a good floral and malty flavor. Hints of strawberry and lemon make this a perfect afternoon tea.
- Ingredients From: Sri Lanka / India / France / China / Egypt / Poland
- Grade: Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP)
- Infusion: Bright & coppery
- Caffeine: Medium
- Steeping Instructions: 1 tsp of tea for 8oz water. Steep at 212⁰ for 5-7 minutes.
Luxury ingredients: Black tea, Lemon balm leaves, Strawberry pieces, Calendula & Sunflower petals, and Natural flavors