Profile : Queen Mary
Loose - English Favourites Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A bracing tea from the world's top tea gardens. A round cup. Good flavour tempered with malty and floral notes.
Ingredients: Black tea.
INGREDIENTS FROM: Assam + Nilgiri / Dimbula / Nandi Highlands
REGION(S): India / Sri Lanka / Kenya
SHIPPING PORT(S): Calcutta + Haldia + Cochin / Colombo / Mombasa
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 6500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) / FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe) / BP1 (Broken Pekoe #1)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled) and Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright coppery color
the world's largest and fastest ocean liner, the Queen Mary represents
the pinnacle of the art of ship-building for it's day. Put into service
in 1936, she soon captured the imagination of the public on both sides
of the Atlantic and came to represent the spirit of the era that was
characterized by elegance and style. In 1940 the Queen Mary was pressed
into military service and became a troop carrier. She was painted grey
(and gained the nickname - 'The Grey Ghost'). Once refitted in this role
she could carry 15,000 men across the Atlantic in 4 days. The ship was
allowed to cross the Atlantic alone because of her speed. It was known
that she could outrun all U-boats and the odd military cruiser that
could keep up with her were required elsewhere.
Of all the ships
commissioned by the Cunard Line, the Queen Mary and her sister ship the
Queen Elizabeth best transcended the utilitarian association of
transatlantic travel. With her legendary speed and stateliness, the
sleek new liner provided a tangible symbol of the end of the Depression.
An afternoon tea would be one of the many daily rituals that travelers
would enjoy whilst aboard the Queen Mary. It has been said that a voyage
on the Queen Mary was a remedy for the travails of life. The fresh salt
air and sunshine would be sure to put a spring in anyone's step and a
comforting cup of tea would be sure to take the chill out of the night
air while watching the sea miles disappear into the darkness.
have prepared a blend commemorating those days gone by, keeping in mind
the relationship between quality, comfort and piece of mind. The "Queen
Mary Blend" is a wonderful tea to imbibe whether you are lounging in
your deck chair or sitting seaside. We're sure you'll enjoy this
classic sensation where you can take a trip on a transatlantic liner
with every sip!!!!!