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Organic English Breakfast - 1.1 pound / 500 grams

ORGANIC ENGLISH BREAKFAST

(Black Tea with natural flavors)

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Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, China, Tanzania

Region: Uva, Anhui, Usambara

Shipping Port: Colombo, Shanghai, Tanga

Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)

Altitude: 5600 ft., 2000 ft., 4500 ft. above sea level

Manufacture Type: Orthodox

Cup Characteristics: A perfect breakfast tea with body and full flavor. Harkens back to the days when tea laden clipper

ships raced to London.

Infusion: Bright and Coppery.

Ingredients: Black tea

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CERTIFYING BODY: NASAA, IMO – Switzerland, ECOCERT

CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 8048, NP2039DA, 313TZ010021

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Information:

1.1 pound / 500 grams packed in vacuum sealed foil bag for maximum freshness. Winston 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!

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“Winston, if you were my husband, I’d poison your tea.”

“Nancy, if I were your husband, I’d drink it.”

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Well, 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!

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(Like all of our Organic teas, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used in its production.)

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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’

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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!

1.1 pound / 500 grams packed in vacuum sealed foil bag for maximum freshness.
 
   
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