This firm blend of loose leaf tea has earned the right to its name. What else can you call the quietly noble mission of proving that a hearty black tea that is utterly without pretension or frills can be elevated to a place of favor? And not just favor, but a sense that the tea trade's finest effects were on bringing together a world of common ground based on this beloved herbal drink.
Based around a firm black tea, this naturally decaffeinated mix is, alongside Earl Grey, one of the widest professed favorites among world tea drinkers. Its clear, filling aroma crosses language, time, and spacial barriers to create a shared memory of clear, languid mornings spent chasing after family members' shoes and hoping for a chance to try someone's breakfast tea. Hot and likely to be host to this sweetener English Breakfast offers a rich and satisfying experience even as it allows the body a calm, clean bit of luxury without caffeine.
Tea leaves from Assam and Kenya form the core of this tea's comforting, hearty flavor collection. Travel is central to its character and narrative. One senses distance and even adventure in it, adding to the longstanding popularity of this tisinal, with which many have maintained their sense of purpose and simple pleasure even as they've been inspired to explore the world of more exotic teas.
To enjoy this blend is to remember. Get lost in nostalgia and emerge clearer and more satisfied than ever.
Base leaf: Black tea
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties.
Flavor strength: Full, direct. Primary collection is a pleasing straight black.
Caffeine: None. CO2 decaffination me thod - the current gold standard.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.