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Buckingham Palace Afternoon
Buckingham Palace Afternoon

Buckingham Palace Afternoon

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Loose - English Favourites Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Flavoury with medium body. Delicate Earl Grey and Jasmine notes. Bright with a touch of golden coppery colour. Perfect for afternoon settings.
Ingredients: Black tea, Green tea, Jasmine + Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Assam + Nilgiri / Nandi Highlands / Fujian Province Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Tirana
REGION(S): India / Kenya / China / Sri Lanka / Albania
SHIPPING PORT(S): Calcutta + Haldia + Cochin / Fuzhou / Colombo / Durres
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled) and Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
INFUSION: Bright with a touch of golden coppery color
Every May the Queen holds a garden party at Buckingham Palace - a lovely English springtime tradition. The Queen invites between 3000 and 4000 guests. Regal cucumber and watercress sandwiches are served on white bread, smoked Scottish salmon pate, delicately scented earl grey cakes and most importantly, tea, are served on this prestigious occasion. The invitees include exotic guests from the far-flung reaches of the former British Empire. The common thread amongst them is that they have each made a contribution to the British Commonwealth of nations. The guests rub shoulders with lords, earls, dukes, duchesses and ladies from aristocratic British society. At about 3:00 p.m. the Royal Family make their entrance - the Queen, Prince Philip, perhaps even Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew. You can see the scene now -the Queen, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother, all dressed in formal spring party clothing, mingling with the excited crowd.shaking hands, smiling, stopping briefly to chat with the guests, making eye contact and the royal nod of the head to acknowledge one's presence for those unable to personally meet the Royal Family.

The tea that is served is a long time favorite and delicious Palace medley specially selected for the occasion. Intriguing hints of high-grown pure Ceylon Earl Grey blend effortlessly with soft jasmine from Fujian Province. Couple this with malty Assam (from the estate of Borengajuli), flavory Dimbula Ceylon (from Hatton), brisk and golden cup East of Rift Kenya (from Kambaa and Kagwe) and you have one of the most flavorful teas to come from the British Isles. Each cup is a cup of mystery - the flavors all come to the fore at separate times - one minute you taste the Earl Grey, the next you can almost feel the soft floral notes of jasmine. Finally you get the satisfying fullness of the Assam Ceylon and Kenya blend. Enjoy this tea and be a part of the annual tradition in the west gardens of Buckingham Palace.
5 Stars
I bought this tea on a whim, and was surprised at how delicious it was. It is now my afternoon tea of choice. Floral, but not cloying, and with a remarkable depth.
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Reviewed by:  from maryland. on 11/11/2020
5 Stars
lovely light tea...I would buy this again
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Reviewed by:  from Toronto Canada. on 9/6/2020

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