Botanical: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benifits: Black tea contains a mix of antioxidants and flavonoids that have been linked to reducing the risk of chronic heart disease & stroke. Polyphenls help gut health & immunity plus an amino acid called L-Theanine present in black tea improves brain activity, making you more alert and focused.
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.
The Peacock Butterfly
We have chosen the most British of butterflies as the ambassador for this single origin Ceylon. The Peacock butterfly was described by King Charles the first’s 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.