Ceylon Black Tea has a history that dates back to 1824 to Ceylon by the British who visited China. This tea was then planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens. There was a man named James Taylor who introduced the growing of tea in Ceylon, Sri Lanka in 1852 and lived there on a tea plantation up to the time of his death. He began the growth of tea on his plantation of residence that was known as Loolecondora after visiting India in 1866 and learning all about tea growing. He built a tea factory in the estate in 1872 and thanks to him tea export grew from 21 pounds to 81 tons and on to over 22,000 tons by the time 1890 was rolling around.
We have been told time and time again that we have the best Earl Grey in the world.
From our site:
Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. Stories about the origins of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude, the diplomat was given the recipe for this flavored tea. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.
We sell our tea in 1.1 vacuum packed bags which give our Earl Grey tea estate level freshness that has to be smell, tasted and experienced to believe.
It sells for $44.70 (220 cups… about $0.19 per cup) and all our teas are shipped free of charge in North America.
http://www.alltea.com/black-tea/flavored-black-tea/earl-grey - click here to find out more.
Well, the answer to that has changed over the years.
Typically, English Breakfast was based on China Black Teas—a blend of similarly graded teas that has morphed into something that could be a blend of a China Black Tea, a Ceylon, a Nilgiri Black tea — or one — or all of them.
We have created a stunning blend for our English Breakfast Tea.
Country(ies) of Origin: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, Uva / Nandi, Kericho / Nilgiri
We used the following grades in the tea:
- FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
- TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
- FPS (Flowery Pekoe Souchong)
We ship our teas vacuum packed in 1.1lbs bags which will typically make 200-220 cups of tea. Vacuum packing the tea keeps it fresh for up to 20 years without any depreciation in quality. It remains in an inert state until the time that you open up the bag.
The cost is $44.70 (or about $0.20/cup). As always, FREE SHIPPING on all orders.