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Yorkshire Harrogate Tea 1 oz

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YORKSHIRE HARROGATE (English Favourites Tea) Country of Origin: China, Kenya, India. Region: Yunnan, Kiambu, Nilgiri + Assam. Shipping Port: Hong Kong, Mombasa, Cochin + Calcutta. Altitude: 4000 ft., 5000 ft., 5000 ft., 1500 ft. above sea level Manufacture Type: Orthodox Grade: FTOP (Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe), BP1 (Broken Pekoe 1), FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe), BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe). Cup Characteristics: Fantastic cup presents a rare rich fullness and flavor. Infusion: Lightly astringent infusion becomes golden bright on milk. Ingredients: Premium black tea. Information: It is immensely fitting that Harrogate, Yorkshire, a city in central England should have a tea named after it. Why? There are a few reasons. The first is that the city is known for its water - the prime ingredient in a fresh hot cuppa! The city is home to many ancient wells, most famously, the Tewitt well discovered by one William Slingsby sometime during the 1700's. Slingsby believed that Harrogate’s water supply had healing properties and the ability to cure almost anything. The second reason, and this is probably because of its wonderful water supply, Harrogate has long been famous for its proliferation of tea shops. Tea and Harrogate have a shared history dating back to almost the first recorded instance of tea consumption in Britain. Nowadays, a visit to the old city is considered incomplete without a stop to Betty’s tea shop for a good strong cup and a plate of pastries. And it must be true what they say, that a good cup of tea starts with the right water, because the tea served in Harrogate has a wonderfully sweetish cup you won’t find anywhere else. The third reason Harrogate should have a tea named is after it is a little less obvious. The reason is simply that the city is home to a festival celebrating that most British of literary institutions - Crime. The annual Harrogate Crime Writing Festival brings together authors and readers alike to revel for a week in tales of greed, crime, and murder - very British - just think Jack the Ripper. Well, it occurred to our Master Taster that the best thing to do while curled up on a couch with a good crime novel was to sip a cup of tea. So, without further ado we present this blend. Full bodied, with a deep rich flavor, this tea deserves a festival of its own. Brew a pot and let the celebration begin! Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about! 

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Yorkshire Earl Grey, 1 oz

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YORKSHIRE EARL GREY
(English Favourites Tea)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada at The Metropolitan Tea Company. HACCP Certified.
Ingredients From: Sri Lanka / India / Kenya
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Assam / Nandi Highlands
Shipping Port(s): Colombo / Calcutta + Haldia / Mombassa
Grade(s): OP (Orange Pekoe), BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Growing Altitudes: 500 – 8500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Tea : Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Cup Characteristics: Expansive notes of bergamot synergyze with a heady blend of Kenyan, Indian and Ceylon teas. 
Stunning with milk.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, and Natural flavors.
Information: 
So, what exactly does Earl Grey, or more precisely, Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl of Grey has to do with Yorkshire, a country in 
Northern England? Hint - the answer isn‟t “he was born there.” Charles Grey was born farther north up in Northumberland. 
Before 2006 the answer pretty much would have been “nothing”, except for the fact that he probably would have traveled 
through Yorkshire on his way to London to take care of his duties as Prime Minister. So, what happened in 2006 to link the 
man with the county 161 years after his death? It was the acquisition of his old writing desk by a museum in Leeds, one of 
Yorkshire‟s larger centers. Doesn‟t sound very exciting do it? Well, a lot went down on that desk.
For one, he probably drank a lot of tea seated at the decorative rosewood table, which was believed built in 1825. His cup 
probably would have held an infusion of broad-leafed China black tea scented with his signature bergamot. In his capacity as 
Prime Minister, he also wrote and signed many important government bills at the ornate desk. Perhaps one of the most 
important of these was an act to abolish slavery in the colonies. This act put an end to the centuries‟ old slave trade between 
Africa, Europe and the New World. In the world of writing desks, it‟s an important one. 
To honor the man, his tea and his contribution to a better world for all, we‟ve decided to formulate a new variation of his 
fantastic namesake blend. To start, rather than use a base blend of Chinese tea, the traditional Earl Grey base, we began with a 
very flavory blend of high grown, seasonal Ceylon teas from Sri Lanka. Next, as a reference to his abolition of the slavery of 
the African people, we bolstered the blend with a fabulous BOP grade (Broken Orange Pekoe) from Tinderet estate in Kenya. 
To this we added our all-natural oil of bergamot to create the tell-tale bite of citrus. The resulting cup is wonderfully rich and 
robust, laden with round notes of malt and superlative bergamot character. You‟ve never had Earl Grey like this!
ETP certified. The Ethical Tea Partnership is a tea industry initiative designed to monitor and regulate the living and working 
conditions on tea estates around the world. Metropolitan Tea was North America’s first signing member. 
Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade is an international movement that promotes increased standards of living for laborers in 
developing countries. For more on both please visit metrotea.com
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of 
loose tea, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 single serve packet for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water 
into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). 
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Windsor Castle Tea 1 oz

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WINDSOR CASTLE BLEND (English Favorites Tea - Blended Black Tea) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, India Region: Nuwara Eliya and Dimbula, Darjeeling and Assam districts. Shipping Port: Colombo, Calcuta, Haldia, Cochin Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 2500 ft to 6400 ft Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: Light bodied cup with good flavour and hint of muscatel Infusion: Bright coppery colour Ingredients: Black tea Information: West of London is the stately Windsor Castle - a home of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the countryside and dominating the skyline of the City of Windsor. When the Queen (or King) is resident at the castle, the royal standard is flown from the masthead of the main tower. In 1993 there was a disastrous fire at Windsor Castle, destroying generations of royal collections, paintings and significant parts of the historic monument. The queen undertook repairs and restoration of the castle and in 1997, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary here with a state dinner; giving the world it’s first view of the restoration. To commemorate this gala evening a special tea was served. The tea had to exhibit the following characteristics: - unique and somewhat rare - stout and resilient as the monarchy - golden color to signify the nature of the monarchy - flavory to enchant the guests - historical to commemorate Windsor Castle - a new blend to acknowledge the rebuilding and restoration of Windsor Castle This blend meets this criteria as follows: *Unique and rare - The Darjeeling is a 2nd flush, only available in limited quantities during 2 weeks in June. *Stout and resilient - The Assam is a full bodied and full flavored tea with a delicious maltiness. *Golden colour - The Kenya gives a golden coppery character and the Assam adds depth to this color. *Flavoury - The Darjeeling is light muscatel flavoury; the Kenya has seasonal (February production) almost flowery like flavour, and the Assam has a deep malty character. *Historical - All the teas are grown in areas that once were part of The British Empire *New Blend - This blend was put together specially to commemorate this occasion. Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add milk and sugar to taste. Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!

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Versailles Lavender Earl Grey Tea 1 oz

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VERSAILLES LAVENDER EARL GREY (English Favourites Tea) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, France Region: Dimbula, Provence Shipping Port: Colombo, Marseilles Grade OP (Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 5600 ft, below 1000 ft. Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: French #1 super blue lavender transports a floral harvest of Provence to an intoxicating Earl Grey. Infusion: Bright and coppery, floral notes blend with a citrus sweetness. Ingredients: Black tea, Lavender, Natural flavours. Information: Versailles. The very mention of the famous chateau built by the King of France Louis XIV conjures up images of unbelievable opulence. Early in his reign Louis XIV moved his royal court from Paris to the countryside and began construction of the chateau. Work on the structure began in 1664 and continued almost until his death in 1715. And why did it take so long you may ask? Well, Versailles is big - very big! The chateau has more than 2,000 windows, 700 rooms filled with thousands of paintings, tapestries, sculptures, and pieces of furniture, 1250 fireplaces, 67 staircases and is surrounded by more than 1,800 acres of parkland. Did we mention it was big? Louis XIV's life in the palace was extremely regimented. Nothing was left to chance since as King, he was considered second only to God, and deserved only the bes. Subsequently, at Versailles, there were rules for everything. (This is where our inspiration for this tea blend comes in.) Louis XIV was always known for his fondness for fresh lavender from the French countryside. He was so fond of it that he demanded to be bathed in lavender scented water every morning. In 1658, he even issued a royal decree ruling exactly how lavender was to be used to scent soap, the "Edit du Roi Pour le Manufactures du Savon" - the man seriously loved his Lavender. So, when it came time to blend a tea in honor of this ancient royal, it only seemed fitting that we blend it with the King's favorite flower. Aside from being a lover of lavender, Louis XIV was also revered at the time as quite a statesman. So, since it is no secret that over the years there has been no love lost between the French and the English, we thought we'd do our part for French statesmanship by blending our fresh lavender with a British favorite, Earl Grey. We think that you'll find the results to be as sumptuous as the vast halls of Versailles. When brewed, this tea has a delicate floral bouquet that compliments the citrus character of Earl Grey's bergamot beautifully. Truly an exceptional tea. A votre santé! Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about! 

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Trafalgar Anniversary Tea 1 oz

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TRAFALGAR ANNIVERSARY (English Favourites Tea – Blended Black Tea) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, China Region: Dimbula, Kiambu, Assam, Anhui Shipping Port: Colombo, Mombasa, Haldia, Fuzchou Grade FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 5200 ft, 7200 ft, 1500 ft, 5000 ft. Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: A tea commemorating Nelson's victory. Full of flavor, deep coppery brightness and excellent maltiness. Infusion: Bright, coppery, with a full body and lingering finish. Ingredients: Black tea, Rose petals, Natural flavors. Information: A visit to London England isn't complete without a stop at Trafalgar Square, one of England's most famous attractions. The square is named after the famous naval victory over the French at Trafalgar, off the coast of Spain, in 1805. The naval commander at the head of the British fleet was British national hero Horatio Nelson. Poor Nelson died in the battle and it is his likeness that stands atop the famous column at the centre of the square. On his way to the battle, Nelson was famously quoted as saying, "I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time, and it has made a man of me." It was with this sentiment in mind that our Master blender created this blend. By blending teas that are known for their bright, full flavors, he definitely succeeded in producing a tea that will help keep you ahead of the clock! So what kind of tea did he use? Well, the blend starts with a Ceylon tea from estates in the Dimbula region. These teas are known for their floral bouquet, bright coppery color and pleasing astringency. Next is a Kenyan tea from Kiambu. Kenyan teas are known for their bright vitality, and long, full finish. The third tea in the mix is an Assam tea from northern India. Assams are very full bodied teas and prized for their rich malty character. The final tea added to the blend is a Chinese tea from Anhui province. Chinese black teas have a very distinct, somewhat raw character that really helps to rounds out this blend. The outstanding character and combined nuance of these four teas make this one a real eye-opener. Brew yourself a pot and raise a cup for a tea-toast to Trafalgar, and good old Haratio! Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!

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St. Paul's London Breakfast Tea 1 oz

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ST. PAUL’S LONDON BREAKFAST (English Favourites Tea) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, India, China Region: Dimbula, Assam, Anhui Shipping Port: Colombo, Calcuta, Fuzchou Grade FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 5200 ft, 1500 ft, 5000 ft above sea level Cup Characteristics: Full malty and flavory character. Tempered with hints of Earl Grey - a classic London morning cuppa! Infusion: Bright and coppery with a full flavor and finish. Ingredients: Black Tea Information: When one thinks about tea, one thinks about England. When one thinks about England, naturally one things about London, and one thinks about London, one thinks about St. Paul`s Cathedral. A Cathedral dedicated to St. Paul has overlooked Britain's capital city since 640 AD. Over the centuries many different buildings have occupied the site, some of these ravaged by war, others by fire. In fact, the current Cathedral was built between 1675 and 1710 after the its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The Cathedral has seen its fair share of important services of the years from the funerals of Horatio Nelson, and Winston Churchill, to the wedding of Charles and Diana to the birthday celebrations of Queen Elizabeth and the late Queen Mother. With such a long history, and treasured place in the annals of British history, it seemed only fitting that we dedicate a tea to St. Paul's. In order to create a blend worthy of such an institution, our Master blender determined that the teas used should come from the historic growing regions of the old British Empire. He also felt the blend should be rounded off with a tea from the historic birthplace of tea itself, China. Finally, the tea should have a hint of the Queen's favorite tea, Earl Grey. Subsequently, three teas were used: an Indian from Assam, a Dimbula from Ceylon, and a China black from Anhui Province. The Assam gives the blend a delicious, thick malty character that is wonderfully offset by the fresh astringency of the Ceylon and the regional nuances of the Chinese tea. This result is a truly fabulous cuppa. Brew a pot, add a splash of milk, a dash of sugar, and raise a toast to St. Paul's and merry old England. Cheers! Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about! 

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Scottish Breakfast Tea 1 oz

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SCOTTISH BREAKFAST (English Favourites Tea - Blended Black Tea) Country of Origin: India, India, China, China Region: Assam, Nilgiri, Fujian/Chingwo, Anhui/Qimen Shipping Port: Haldia, Cochin, Fuzhou, Shanghai Grade: FBOP, OP, Keemun Panda #1 Altitude: 1500’ft, 6400’ft, 5000’ft, 5000’ft above sea level Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: Malty full bodied character with bright flavoury notes and hints of cask oakiness. A bracing Highlander’s cup of tea! Infusion: Bright coppery colour Ingredients: Black tea. Information: The primary sociological structure in old Scotland was the ‘clan’. The roots of the system are very ancient, stretching back into Scotland’s Celtic past. The country had been occupied by many different peoples – Britons, Romans, Angles and Vikings – but two races came to dominate: the Picts in the north and east who divided their territory into 7 petty kingdoms and in the west it was the Scots. Originating as an Irish tribe, the Scots migrated from Ulster in the 6th century. The kingdoms of the Scots and the Picts were eventually united by Kenneth MacAlpin in the mid 800’s. These people were organized along tribal lines which eventually became known as clans. One of the downfalls of the clans was the propensity to feud. Some disputes simmered for centuries such as the feud between the MacDonalds and Stewarts which began at Culloden in 1314, finally being settled in the 1600’s. Highlanders guarded their traditions fiercely and were well known for their loyalty robust character. This tea is like a proper Highlander – robust, malty (not unlike a good Scotch) and full of life and vigor. Highlanders liked their tea very strong and insisted on hints of cask oak to remind them of their clan’s own special elixir – single malt Scotch. This blend consists of 2nd Flush Assam tea (thick, robust with delicious hints of malt); January production South Indian tea (high mountain grown that has wonderful flavour notes which accentuate the robust Assam; Keemun Panda #1 which has a delicious winy character further enhancing the stout malty character of the blend; and finally a Chingwo County Orange Pekoe which gives the distinct oaky character. This tea is especially delicious with milk which further lends a malty character to the tea and highlights the brightness of the premium tea which has hints of a red color. [A tea tasters secret recipe for a pick-me-up on a typical Highlanders day (cold and bracing) - make this tea hot, pour into a large mug and add 4-5 slices of lemon and 2 heaping teaspoons of sugar - sit back and enjoy a tasty energy boost. To make a special iced tea - after you have added the lemon and sugar, pour this over ice in a tall glass - terrific!] Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add milk and sugar to taste. Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!

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Russian Earl Grey Tea 1 oz

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RUSSIAN EARL GREY (English Favourites Tea – Blended Black Tea) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, Spain Region: Dimbula, Anhui, Chiang Mai, Majorca Shipping Port: Colombo, Fuzchou, Bangkok, Majorca Grade OP (Orange Pekoe) Altitude: 5200 ft, 5000 ft, 1500 ft, 400 ft. Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: All natural Thai Lemongrass and Spanish orange infuse premium Earl Grey with sultry citrus notes. Infusion: Bright, with pleasing citrus overtone and mellow finish. Ingredients: Black tea, Lemon grass, Clover, Lemon & Orange peel, Cinnamon pieces, Cornflower & Calendula petals, Natural flavors. Information: Tea has been consumed in Russia for centuries. The drink was first introduced to the country during the Tsarist era in 1618. The Chinese ambassador to Moscow at the time presented Tsar Michael Fedorovich with several chests of tea as a gift. Although the Tsar accepted the gift with legendary Russian grace, the tea was not at first very well received. The Tsar and the people of his court were accustomed to drinking warm fruit and herbal beverages, and found that the new beverage was slightly bitter. According to Russian folklore, it was one of Tsar Michael's chefs who struck upon the idea of adding fruit and spice to the tea in order to enhance its flavor. Various blends were experimented with using combinations of ginger, salt, orange peel, rice, onions, and various herbs and spices. The most popular of these blends however were the more heavily sweetened versions based on citrus fruit. As years wore on, tea consumed in this fashion spread throughout Russia, and Samavors, a unique and traditional Russian tea pot became ubiquitous throughout the continent. To this day, Russians are among the highest per capita tea drinkers in the world and enjoy the drink at all times of the day. In honor of Tsar Michael, (and his kitchen staff!), our Master blender developed this fantastic Russian Earl Grey. In keeping with Russian tradition we've added sweet orange peel and a mellowing herb - all natural lemongrass, in addition to the tart character of bergamot, (the citrus fruit used to flavor all Earl Greys). You will find this tea to be at once sweet, and exceptionally soothing. Add a splash of milk to really bring out the citrus overtones of this blend - or, add some sugar and sweeten it up Russian style! Either way, this is one tea you'll want to savor all day long Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about! 

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Royal Bengal Tiger Tea 1 oz

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ROYAL BENGAL TIGER (English Favourites Tea - Blended Black Teas) Country of Origin: Sri Lanka and India Region: Dimbula region in Sri Lanka and India’s Assam valley Shipping Port: Sri Lanka - Colombo: India - Haldia: Grade: FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) Altitude: Sri Lanka - 5200 feet, India - 1500 feet Manufacture Type: Orthodox Cup Characteristics: Round cup, with good tea flavour. The Ceylon gives a flowery character and the Assam gives a malty character. Blended together with these two excellent estates teas are Cinnamon, Passion Fruit and Mango flavored teas. The final result is a delicious, mildly spiced fruit tea where each of the components is in harmony with the other. Infusion: Bright coppery colour Ingredients: Black tea, Calendula petals, Cinnamon pieces, Natural flavors. Information: When British planters first ventured into the Assam Valley in the 1850’s and 1860’s with the view of establishing tea plantations, they faced many difficulties; especially with the wildlife. They had to contend with marauding elephants, king cobras and troops of monkeys, (the monkey’s were more of a nuisance than a threat as they would quickly steal anything left unattended). Perhaps the most feared animal was the mature Bengal Tiger, an animal that could kill with one swipe of it’s powerful paws and carry away young people. Historical accounts tell of the planters boiling water and adding locally grown fruits and spices along with the tea to ward off pangs of hunger and bouts of thirst. The fruit would give them the vitamin C their body required, the cinnamon had a curative affect on their digestive system... and the tea - well!, what citizen of England could survive without tea! Step back in time and relive a moment or two with the Tea Planters of the British Empire as the faced another day in the ‘Ulu’ with a cup of ‘Royal Bengal Tiger Tea’ Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Pour into your cup and add milk and sugar to taste. Cold tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.

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