Rare Afternoon Tea

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(19p per cup)

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A luxurious blend of black teas, designed specifically to be enjoyed in the afternoon when a delicious pick-me-up is required.

Exquisite on its own; or as the perfect accompaniment to the great British tradition of sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Cost per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

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Tasting Notes

There are notes of chocolate and a malty richness. With a short infusion you can find a silky subtlety with intense cacao aromas.

With a longer extraction (and milk), the tea becomes creamier and the malty, milk chocolate flavours develop even further.

Jun Chiyibari Tea Garden & Satemwa Estate

This blend comes from the highest tea garden we work with – Jun Chiyabari right up in the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas; combined with rich leaves from Satemwa in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. These mountain teas combine ethereal elegance with great profundity and depth.

AFTERNOON TEA

A thoroughly British invention

AFTERNOON TEA

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Serving Suggestions

We recommend drinking this tea without milk if you are eating something sweet and creamy or buttery alongside it. The tradition has always been that the cream or butter and jam (on bread, crumpet, scone or a slice of Victoria Sponge) was there to have with your black tea to balance the bitter tannins. It’s the perfect flavour pairing. You only really need to put the milk in your Afternoon Tea if you don’t have something sweet and creamy to eat with it.

Quantity

Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion (without milk) use 85°C (185°F) water.

If you prefer milk, use 100°C (212°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 minute at 85°C, and 2 minutes at 100°C.

Taste regularly to find your optimum time.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

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