Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This is our flagship Tea, a beverage like no other. We named it "Pluckley" after our home village, nestled within the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside. It is a blend of Assam and Kenya Tea, which we pack into quality Tea bags fresh to order.
When brewed, it has a refined malty taste with earthy undertones. It also comes with a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Pluckley Tea is bold, is flavoursome, is nutritious. It is everything you'd want from your morning cuppa and more.
About Pluckley Tea
The Smith Family, owners of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, have worked in the Tea Industry over four generations. Mr Richard Smith and his mother Janet Smith lived in Assam, India, until the 1970s. They then returned to England and founded our company in 1982.
The business started from the family home, where Richard and Janet hand-packed Tea bags from chests of ten thousand. This later became known as Pluckley Tea.
Our first customer was the local village shop. Since then, however, the outstanding reputation of this beverage has seen it adorn mugs and cups around the world. From our humble beginnings, we have expanded and now stock over 1,000 types of Loose Tea and 80 types of Coffee. Much of our success is in part thanks to Pluckley Tea.
Assam and Kenya Tea in Pluckley Tea Blend
The combination of Kenya and Assam Tea is a match made in heaven. Both types, however, are relatively new discoveries. A Scotsman named Robert Bruce first found Indian Tea plants growing in Assam in 1823. The first cultivation of Tea in Kenya wasn't until 1918. Chinese Tea, in comparison, dates back to 2737 BCE! That's around 5,000 years ago!
What these two Teas lack in history, they make up for in quality and taste. Most Kenya Tea grows in the highlands east of the Rift Valley at high altitudes between 1,500 and 2,700 metres.
Assam Tea, meanwhile, flourishes right in between the northern Himalayas, the Brahmaputra plains and the Deccan plateau. This renowned Indian state consists of 312,210 hectares of Tea-growing land.
There is nothing quite like Pluckley Tea first thing in the morning or last thing at night. And, of course, it makes for an excellent cuppa' at any time in between! Whatever your reason for choosing this beverage, you've chosen exceptionally well.
Moving Away From Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics
There is yet another reason to choose Pluckley Tea Bags 80 Tea Bags: each pocket of goodness is void of harmful microplastics. But why does this matter?
According to Canadian researchers at McGill University in Montreal, some types of Tea Bag (from other companies) shed remarkably high levels of these petrochemical-based materials into the water. You can avoid this, however, by buying from us.
The environment is already in a precarious state - at least in part due to Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics. By choosing our Plastic Free Tea Bags, then, you’re doing “your bit” for mother nature.
It’s worth noting, too, that the products we stock here are also considered Biodegradable Tea Bags. So, it’s a win on all fronts when you choose Pluckley Tea Bags 80 Tea Bags.
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: Consider adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This delectable infusion has malty overtones and earthy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Pluckley Tea 80 Tea Bags
Pluckley Tea contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its antioxidants, in particular, can combat free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.
This Tea's work in slowing down oxidation reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease. There are also studies to suggest that any type of Black Tea can reduce diabetes risks.