Organic Breakfast Tea

 

The Tea:

Perfect blended tea with good body. Coppery bright and especially enticing with milk.

 

The Taste:

This one has full tea flavour notes.

 

The Origin:

Sri Lanka / Kenya / India

 

The Regions:

Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands + Kericho / Nilgiri

 

The Shipping Port(s): 

Colombo / Mombasa / Cochin

 

The Manufacture Type(s): 

Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

 

The Grade:

FP (Flowery Pekoe)

 

The Ingredients:

Black tea

 

The Brewing:

Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Put 1 tsp of tea for each cup into a teapot and add boiling water. 

Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes. Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100oC/212oF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90oC/194oF.

 

We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

 

The Pairing: 

Poached eggs on toast with baked beans, cheddar and cream cheeses, cured meats.

 

The Health:

If drank black, tea is known to help lower blood pressure, the risk of heart attacks & kidney stones. It’s high in anti-oxidants (est. around 7.50-9.99% polyphenols by dry weight).

Black tea contains phytoestrogens. 

The longer tea is brewed, the more antioxidants are extracted...and the more tea that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Drinking black tea also seems to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in men and women who are older than 50.

When tea was first introduced to Britain, the government touted it as an alternative to beer. At the time beer was commonly drunk throughout the day as untreated water was considered unfit for human consumption. During WWII, not only was tea thought to be the perfect morning pick-me-up, it was considered an important morale booster. 

 

The History:

Today the habit of tea drinking is inexorably linked to England despite the fact that the British were fairly late on the tea scene, in historical terms. Ironically the first mention of tea in English literature is a translation of a Dutchman‟s travels to the

East. Tea was first brought to England via Holland on Dutch ships. As tea grew to become an „in‟ beverage, the British government became quite incensed that a nation as tiny as the Netherlands could control the shipment of tea to the UK. In 1651 the British government passed the Navigation Acts, which forbade the importation of any products on non-British ships. Traders and Dutchmen, being resourceful, continued the trade in the usual manner but for one little wrinkle - the tea was transshipped in Holland onto British ships!

Early in British life tea was known as a health beverage and claimed all sorts of curative powers. In the 1650‟s, Garway‟s Coffee House proclaimed that:

“Tea makes the body active and lusty. Tea is declared to be the most wholesome; preserving perfect health until extreme Old Age”

Afternoon tea was the invention of Anna, wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford. At the time custom dictated only two planned meals per day: a hearty breakfast and a late evening dinner. Anna in an effort to ease the mid-day “sinking feeling”, began instructing her servants to prepare tea and cakes in the late afternoon. Thus began a fashionable habit, which still exists today.

Britain is steeped in tea history. Think of: High Tea, the Brown Betty, American War of Independence, Opium Wars, The Boxer Rebellion, Clipper Ship races from Fuzhou, China to Portsmouth UK, the Earl of Grey, English Breakfast etc. etc.

So important was tea to Britain that during the air raids of the Battle of Britain, stores of tea were hidden in 500 secret locations throughout the country to protect it from being bombed.

 

The Sourcing info:

Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada.

 

Tea is grown and produced from various countries all around the world (which gives it it's distinctive taste and flavours) we are very transparent as to the exact location and shipping etc of each product as we can be. Parched Tea sources the best leaves through a trusted importer which means you can relax knowing all our teas are ethical, with some organic and all prepared in a safe environment.

'Brekky Brew' English Breakfast

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