Profile : Organic English Breakfast
Loose - Organic - English Favourites Tea
March 12, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A perfect breakfast tea with body and full flavor. Harkens back to the days when tea laden clipper ships raced to London.
Ingredients: Black tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
INGREDIENTS FROM: Nilgiri + Assam / Anhui Province / Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands
REGION(S): India / China / Sri Lanka / Kenya
SHIPPING PORT(S): Cochin + Calcutta + Haldia / Shanghai / Colombo / Colombo Mombasa
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Very High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
Churchill, arguably the most notable British Prime Minister in history,
was a noted lover of drink. Although he is most known to have had a
penchant for the strong stuff, namely whiskey, he also had an immense
fondness for a cup of rich tasting English Breakfast. Palate aside,
Churchill was also notable for good one-liners. One of his more famous
quotes has to do with a nice British cuppa and is taken from a dialogue
he had with Lady Nancy Astor, an American who became a member of the
British Parliament. It should be noted that the two were not friends!
"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."
"Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
luckily for England Nancy didn't follow through on her threat. Had she
done so, we certainly hope that she didn't intend to taint a cup of
English Breakfast as savory and pure as this Organic variety. This is
exactly the kind of tea Winston would have quaffed down by the pot-full.
Blended using certified organic teas from Sri Lanka, China, and
Tanzania; this tea is full-bodied, astringent, with subtle touches of
jammy toast. With a little milk and a dash of sugar, this tea makes a
perfect compliment to a proper English breakfast (the meal!). Here's to
Winston, Nancy, and England!