Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Our Apple Tea is a wonderful infusion of fine quality black tea with essence of apple. Aside from being extremely popular, we believe it represents the beautiful landscape surrounding our Pluckley-based establishment. Kent is largely recognised as ‘The Garden of England’, and is famous for producing some of the most delicious apples found anywhere in the UK. Our sweet-tasting Apple Tea stands testament to this title; bringing you all the flavours and aromas you would expect from a tea with such significance. Boasting a refined fruity taste coupled with scrumptiously malty undertones, our very own Apple Tea is guaranteed to have anyone brewing up another cup.
It is not hard to come across flavoured teas of any type these days. However, the history of flavouring teas dates back many centuries. Perhaps one of the most famous flavoured teas found anywhere in the world is Earl Grey.
Another well-known example of a flavoured black tea is Chai Tea, a beverage that was originally popular in India but has since gained a huge following throughout the rest of the world. Masala Chai Teas, as they are commonly known, first became popular after the 1823 discovery of tea in India. Then part of the British Empire, the people of India soon acquired a taste for black tea and eventually began adding a mix of various herbs and spices to add more flavour. By the 20th Century, Masala Chai Teas had been adopted as the unofficial national drink of India.
While, admittedly, Apple Tea and its historical significance are somewhat limited compared with these two giants, we here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company believe its future is very bright.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Sweet but subtle, our Apple Tea initially boasts notably malty flavours upon the first sip. Delightfully fresh fruity flavours soon follow, leaving a warm, nourishing aftertaste that lingers on the palate long after you have drained your cup.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: An estimated 78% of the world’s tea consumption is Black Tea. It is no surprise, then, that it is also one of the most scientifically studied in terms of its health benefits. New research has only very recently indicated that the frequent consumption of black tea might actually aid with cognitive function. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study was conducted by experts at the University of Singapore, and saw 2,500 people aged 55 or over undergo a test to measure their cognitive function. When the experiment was repeated 2 years later, results established that those who had drunk two to three cups of black tea a day during the 2 year period were 55% less likely to be subjected to cognitive decline.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Evening