Pluckley Tea 1.5kg Loose Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

If you're a big fan of our Pluckley Tea; if you can't get enough of its wholesome flavour, enticing aroma and extraordinary health benefits, then our Pluckley Tea 1.5kg Loose Tea is the choice for you.

As the name suggests, this package contains 1.5 kilograms of Pluckley Loose Leaf Tea. Many, indeed, consider it a "family pack" of sorts! But if you and you alone enjoy Pluckley Tea, then this product will, of course, meet your Tea needs - and then some!

Why should I choose Pluckley Tea?

Pluckley Tea is a blend of Black Teas from Assam in India and Kenya in East Africa. It is our flagship beverage, one that, in many ways, pre-dates us as a company! Pluckley Tea was the brainchild of our owner, Mr Richard Smith. He returned to the UK in the 1970s after living in India.

But he didn't come alone. Along with his mother and co-owner, Mrs Janet Smith, they brought back what we now know as Pluckley Tea. Its name came from the village in which we're now based. Most will know Pluckley as the most haunted village in England. We, on the other hand, know it as our company's home since 1982, and, of course, the home of our wonderful Pluckley Tea.

The History of the Blend

The state of Assam was the first location of Tea production in India. Its history with Tea began in 1823 when a Scottish explorer named Robert Bruce discovered Camellia sinensis var assamica, a distinctly Indian variety of the Tea plant.

Kenya Tea, meanwhile, comes from the same Indian Tea plant. A Briton named G.W.L. Caine transported specimens of the plant to his land in Kenya in 1903. However, Caine failed to see the commercial potential of Kenya Tea. It wasn't until 1918 that a Scotsman named Arnold Butler McDonell began growing Tea for selling.

Together, these two Teas make a match made in heaven. Together, they make our much-loved Pluckley Tea 1.5kg Loose Tea!

Useful Information 

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Blend from Assam, India and Kenya, East Africa.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours! Alternatively, serve as it is.

Tasting Notes: This Tea boasts a malty-earthy fusion of flavour that lingers on the palate long after one has drained their cup.

Colour in Cup: Deep coppery liquor with ruby highlights, light in tone.

Health Benefits of Drinking this Tea

A 2015 meta-analysis found that drinking a cup of Tea a day (no matter the type) reduced the risks of developing cancer by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none. It's important to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose. We nevertheless support ongoing research.

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea, Blends
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening