English Brekky Black Tea
Botanical: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benefits: Black tea contains beneficial compounds called polyphenols that are antioxidants, known to lower the risks of heart disease, suppress some cancers and deter the onset of Alzheimer’s. It also releases caffeine that will increase alertness and focus and interestingly an amino acid called L-theanine, which releases stress and calms your body.
In the mid 1800s, tea was a luxury and each year the first harvests to make it to the docks in London attracted premium prices. Huge and very fast tea clipper ships would race to bring the tea 14,000 miles from China for the thirsty Brits. The term ‘English Breakfast tea’ was coined by an American tea merchant who introduced the hearty blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas as a breakfast beverage, to New
Yorkers. Our single origin Ceylon English Brekky is faithful to the tradition of a robust, rich and full-bodied tea. Traditionally when taken with milk, the brewing times can be extended to create more body and flavour, but ease back if you like your tea black
Brewing English Brekky Black Tea
To get a hearty roasted black tea, take 1 teaspoon of our Yahava Ceylon English Brekky Black Tea and steep it in a 220 ml cup at 90°c for 3-4 minutes. You may also wish to add milk.
The Peacock Butterfly
We have chosen the most British of butterflies as the ambassador for this single origin Ceylon tea. The Peacock butterfly was described by King Charles’ first physician, as “having wings that shine curiously like stars and do cast about them sparks of the colours of the rainbow”. These prolific nectar feeders love the British woodlands and flowery hillsides.