English Breakfast Tea

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Black Tea

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Description

An English Breakfast Tea with good body and full tea flavor notes. Excellent with milk.

Ingredients: Black tea
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands + Kericho / Nilgiri
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Medium
Infusion: Bright with coppery orange highlights.

Vacuum sealed bag to preserve freshness of tea leaves

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.

Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea. Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.

Today the habit of tea drinking is inexorably linked to England despite the fact that the British were fairly late on the tea scene, in historical terms. Ironically the first mention of tea in English literature is a translation of a Dutchman‟s travels to the East. Tea was first brought to England via Holland on Dutch ships. As tea grew to become an „in‟ beverage, the British government became quite incensed that a nation as tiny as the Netherlands could control the shipment of tea to the UK. In 1651 the British government passed the Navigation Acts, which forbade the importation of any products on non-British ships. Traders and Dutchmen, being resourceful, continued the trade in the usual manner but for one little wrinkle-the tea was transshipped in Holland onto British ships!
Early in British life tea was known as a health beverage and claimed all sorts of curative powers. In the 1650‟s, Garway‟s Coffee House proclaimed that:
“Tea makes the body active and lusty. Tea is declared to be the most wholesome; preserving perfect health until extreme Old Age”
Afternoon tea was the invention of Anna, wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford. At the time custom dictated only two planned meals per day: a hearty breakfast and a late evening dinner. Anna in an effort to ease the mid-day “sinking feeling”, began instructing her servants to prepare tea and cakes in the late afternoon. Thus began a fashionable habit, which still exists today.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 22 × 13 × 5 cm
Size

100g

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