The British Legacy Tea Collection features five varieties of traditional British teas in glass test tubes displayed in a beautiful, cherry wood stand. This gorgeous addition to your kitchen contains some of the most famous teas of the British Isles:
Earl Grey Black Tea blend with a distinctive flavor and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit. Earl Grey was introduced in England in the early 1800's, having been presented by an envoy on his return from China. The recipe was discovered and went into production by the 1830's, and was named after 2nd Earl Grey - British Prime Minister in the 1830's.
English Breakfast A malty blend of Assam (India), Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Kenyan black teas, English Breakfast is the most popular of blended black teas and the most common in English tea culture. The blend was invented to be a rich, hearty black tea which is complemented well by cream and sugar. English Breakfast was invented in 1843, and was popularized by Queen Victoria.
Irish Breakfast The Irish brew rich and strong black tea - routinely served pot after pot throughout the day. Assam black tea is blended with Kenyan black tea for the desired hearty, malty flavored black tea, complemented by milk. The small round black tea grade is a CTC black tea (cut, torn, curled) which yields a stronger cup of tea than large leaf black teas.
Scottish Breakfast The strongest of black tea blends, Scottish Breakfast offers a hearty cup of warmth in the damp and cold regions of northern Scotland. It is also blended strong to compensate for Scotland's naturally soft water, which diminishes the infusion of tea. With hints of wood and smoke, the blend's mild astringency is balanced by adding cream and sugar.
Darjeeling Darjeeling is a black tea which yields a thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma, which can include a musky spiciness sometimes described as "muscatel". Tea plantations are seated at the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. The Darjeeling region is renowned for tea with unique flavor and distinctive quality that is unlike any other in the world. Gardens were planted by the British in 1841 by the British East India Company.