Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Blue Lady Tea takes its name from a supposed ghost found in Pluckley, Kent. Many know this quaint, seemingly quiet area as “the most haunted village in England”. It’s also the home of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
We have called this delightfully floral, malty, citrusy infusion as such so as to honour our roots. A blend of China Black Tea with exotic flowers and irresistible fruit, Blue Lady Tea makes for easy drinking morning, afternoon and evening.
Better still, there is nothing to be fearful of when it comes to the health benefits of Blue Lady Tea. Indeed, ghoulish spectres aside, drinking this beverage on a frequent basis can improve life in small yet significant ways. But what, exactly, can it do?
The Loose Black Tea leaves found in Blue Lady contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The latter components, in particular, can combat free radicals in the body. In doing this, Blue Lady Tea slows the process of natural, though harmful, oxidation.
And ultimately, this leads to reduced risks of developing a multitude of chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Pretty neat for your morning cuppa, huh?
Who is The Blue Lady Ghost?
Legend has it that our resident ghost, the Blue Lady, once lived in nearby Rose Court over 250 years ago. Some know her as the Tudor Lady, despite the fact that the house in question dates back to the 19th century. Thought to be a mistress of a Derring family member, a prestigious household in Pluckley, the Blue Lady died by suicide.
The story goes that she swallowed poisonous berries after her love affair fell apart. Today, there are reports of this ghostly presence calling out for her two dogs between 4-5 pm - the alleged timing of her death.
If, however, you’re a ‘non-believer’, worry not. Our Blue Lady Tea makes for an excellent choice regardless of whether you hear things going bump in the night!
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves, 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. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding lemon for an extra citrusy kick. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This beverage boasts refined notes of grapefruit with sweet, floral undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Blue Lady Tea
The antioxidants in Blue Lady Tea can, among other qualities, improve oral health. This is according to a study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University.
Both the US and Swedish researchers concluded that the polyphenolic compounds in Black Tea could kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon