A succulent, deeply complex green tea blend with buttery asparagus notes, nutty sweetness and heady floral aromas.
Different temperatures will bring out very different flavours to this luscious blend.
We suggest trying the 21st Century Blend at 70°C, 75°C, 80°C & 85°C (158°F, 167°F, 176°F & 185°F) and find the temperature that best expressed the flavours you most enjoy. At lower temperatures it is sweeter and smoother but the higher temperatures bring out the headiest floral aromas and deep vegetal notes. Lower temperatures may require slightly longer steeping times.
Each infusion differs as you infuse the tea. For a really epicurean delight – please try making the first infusion at 70°C and leaving to steep for 90 seconds, then raise the temperature to 75°C for the second infusion, for 60 seconds, then the third infusion at 85°C for 45 seconds.
At Rare Tea we honour the best tea traditions but it is also our ambition to innovate. We don’t want to get stuck in the past, but create new traditions.
Kippers and bangers are no longer an everyday staple of our breakfast table. We have moved on with our breakfasts. Now it's time for our tea to catch up.
English Breakfast tea was invented in the 19th Century. We are long overdue a revolutionary new blend to shape our future. Not with unsustainable teabags in new guises, or laboratory created flavourings - but by bringing you the best, most delicious teas, blended for you today, not your ancestor's breakfasts.
We are thoroughly committed to transparency but this is a rather secret blend. We don’t want to give the whole game away. Rare Tea has been so heavily plundered by other tea companies seeking to copy what we do (since our start in 2004), that we are keeping this invention close to our chests.
The teas come from our partner farms mentioned throughout this website. It is a blend created by our Rare Tea Lady Henrietta Lovell from fresh spring harvests from China, Japan and India.