Black Tea Blends

When it comes to blending, there are no standardized recipes and tea purveyors create blends to suit the palates and the tastes of their customers. Our Classic Blends are original recipes, created in Sri Lanka in the 1860's (Ceylon); some recipes that have been in continuous use, for almost 160 years. Here are four favourite Classic Blends.

English Breakfast: The British have always liked a robust, strong tea to wake them up in the morning and English Breakfast blends have traditionally been made up of teas that give a rich flavor and a dark coppery color. Our blend consists of malty Assam black teas, brisk Sri Lankan teas, that all combine to perfection with the addition of milk. 

Irish Breakfast: The average daily consumption of tea in Ireland is 4½ cups, one of the highest rates in the world. Irish blends are very strong and dark, similar to English Breakfast but with a greater portion of finer grades and blending with rich malty black teas from Sri Lanka. Irish Breakfast blends are made for the addition of milk.

Prince of Wales: A lighter blend that is perfect when accompanied by light sandwiches or sweets at the afternoon tea table. Composed of a medley of large leaf Keemun and Yunnan (from China) and Sri Lankan (Ceylon) teas. Delightful.

Earl Grey: The most popular and well-known flavoured blend in the world. Our Earl Grey is a blend of Sri Lankan black tea and nature identical bergamot flavour. The name is derived from the Italian city Bergamo, where the oil was first sold. Contemporary tea blenders have concocted countless variations of this popular blend, including French Earl Grey, Ms Grey, Lavender Earl Grey and more.

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