Blue Lady Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Our Blue Lady Tea is a potent citrusy infusion blended with the finest quality China Black Tea and exotic flowers. It’s known for its sweet aroma and unmistakably fruity flavour. This particular blend highlights a truly fascinating, if somewhat scary piece of local Kentish history. Our establishment is based in Pluckley, known by many as ‘the most haunted village in England’. Our little village has earned its strange name after decades of unexplainable sightings of up to 16 known ghosts.
One such ghost is, you guessed it, the Blue Lady! But for those who are ‘non-believers’, Blue Lady Tea is a great alternative to the ever-popular Earl Grey tea owing to its defined citrus notes. One thing’s for certain: the only thing that’ll take you by surprise with this brew is how good it tastes. That, and perhaps its amazing health benefits, anyway. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, this beverage can improve cardiovascular health, regulate blood sugars, and even boost your metabolism. So, next time something goes bump in the night, consider brewing up a cup of Blue Lady Tea to calm your nerves as well as please your taste buds!
The ghost that shares the name of this tea has, according to legend, been haunting a nearby residence called Rose Court for over 250 years. She has occasionally been referred to as ‘The Tudor Lady’; however; this would make her a lot older than many documented personal accounts. It is said that a lady, thought to be a mistress of a renowned gentleman, killed herself after swallowing a batch of poisonous berries. Today, it’s said that she can be heard calling for her two dogs between the hours of 4pm and 5pm - the supposed timing of her death.
Alas, The Blue Lady ghost of Pluckley has never visited The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company (or so we know of!), although there are many others to be found haunting the streets and woodlands of our sometimes ghoulish (but very much beautiful) village. Another frightful ghost is that of the Horse-Drawn Coach which as the name suggests, is often witnessed rattling down the local roads of Pluckley.
In early November 1997, one terrified resident claimed to have had their car filled with the distinct noise of “horse hooves on a cobbled street” as she drove home. On another occasion, a woman was returning home from babysitting her granddaughter when the disturbing image of a coach pulled by horses could be seen passing her on the road opposite. She would later describe this haunting event with such vivid detail, including bright lights coming from the carriage windows, and the same, chilling sound of horse hooves on cobbles. Furthermore, like the Blue Lady Ghost, there is also a White Lady Ghost. To fully appreciate this story, we suggest you try our White Lady Tea. But for now, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company’s very own Blue Lady Tea is undoubtedly the brew for you.
Type of Tea: Flavoured Black Tea.
Ingredients: China Black Tea, Dried Grapefruit Pieces, Dried Lemon Pieces, Dried Lime Pieces, Dried Orange Pieces, Dried Mallow Flowers, Dried Rose Petals, and Dried Sunflower Blossoms.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding lemon for extra zesty flavour. Alternatively, serve this tea black.
Tasting Notes: Blue Lady Tea consists of defined grapefruit notes, both in flavour and aroma, coupled with sweet floral undertones. This delightful infusion is fragrant and delicate while boasting a unique zesty aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Bold coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Did you know that 80% of the antioxidant flavonoids in the average UK diet come in a cup of tea? These incredible antioxidants found in Blue Lady Tea, for example, can combat free radicals in the body, thus reducing the risks of heart disease and even; although studies are preliminary; some forms of cancer. A 2015 meta-analysis suggested that drinking one cup of Black Tea a day; scented or unscented; reduced the risk of developing cancer by 2%.
Those who drank the most tea, meanwhile, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. Presently, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company await further studies before endorsing the consumption of tea for cancer, but the research so far looks very promising. What we know for certain, however, is that Blue Lady Tea can help you lose weight. Consuming this tea while eating healthily and exercising frequently can boost the metabolism. This, in turn, enables the body to burn fat quicker, and far more efficiently.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon