Black Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin. Sri Lanka
Cup Characteristics. Good body but not overpowering with satisfying full tea flavour notes.
Infusion. Bright and coppery - especially enticing with milk.
Ingredients. Black Flowery Pekoe tea.
Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers despite the fact that the British were fairly late on the tea scene in historical terms. Tea was first brought to Britain in Dutch ships and soon proved that popular that the British government wanted control away from the Netherlands. This was supposedly achieved by banning the import of tea on anything but British ships. To get around this tea was transshipped in Holland to British ships. Not the fame the British wanted with tea, look up references to High tea, The Brown Betty, The American war of independence, The Opium wars. Etc, Etc. A fascinating subject.
The health benefits of tea were well known way back in the 1950's. The famous coffee house proclaimed that: Tea makes the body healthy and lusty. Tea is declared to be the most wholesome; preserving perfect health until extreme old age.
Whilst this may have been guesswork back then, the health benefits of tea are now very well known. High levels of antioxidants and slimming benefits are just two. Watch out for a tea page coming soon with all sorts of fact.
English Breakfast gives a warm and glowing start to the day but can be drunk at any time.
It's now time to throw away the teabags and try a great taste experience. You may not believe the difference that comes with using premium tea and brewing in the old fashioned way. Just as coffee has seen a revival with millions of people changing from instants to fresh roast beans, so also has tea been seeing a revival with new tea houses opening around the country, and the world.
Hot tea-brewing method
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1tsp of tea for each cup into teapot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3 - 7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to consume 'straight up'.
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