Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
There is nothing quite like picking the freshest and most delectable plum from your garden tree, then sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying its sweet, mouthwatering flavours on a warm summer’s day. For those who do not have such luxuries, however, we bring you a beverage that is equally special Plum Tea.
Made using the finest quality Chinese Black Tea, it is then brought to life with natural plum flavouring, and finished off with beautiful golden bramble leaves so it can look as good as it tastes! It is an excellent choice for all times in the day.
Whether you like its strong, sweet flavour in the morning, afternoon, or evening, summer to winter; spring to autumn - this flavoured Black Tea is guaranteed to excite the senses, no matter the occasion.
If that wasn’t enough Plum Tea is known for its incredible health benefits, which may have the ability to improve your everyday way of life! This dessert-like treat is so much more than your average cup of tea!
History of Flavoured Teas
Over the course of the last decade, the global tea industry has been experimenting with new and exciting flavours to accommodate the varying personal tastes of tea connoisseurs around the world.
However, flavouring all types of tea can be dated back centuries! One of the most famous concoctions is Earl Grey Tea which, despite its relatively mysterious name, was first flavoured with bergamot oil in China to prevent mould developing during transit.
According to one fascinating, yet generally unfounded story, this world-renowned Black Tea was named in honour of Charles Grey - the 2nd Earl of Grey who eventually became a British Prime Minister after he visited China during a diplomatic mission.
The account states that one of Lord Grey’s men saved a Chinese Mandarin’s son from drowning. The grateful Mandarin gave the Lord a gift of Black Tea, heavily scented with Bergamot oil.
While no one contests the fact that Earl Grey Tea was named after the late Prime Minister, this particular tale has been the subject of great debate as no such diplomatic mission ever took place!
Another well-known flavoured tea is Chai Tea, which originates from the Indian subcontinent. Infused with the likes of many different herbs, oils, and spices, these Black Tea beverages vary from region to region; village to village and family to family.
This is because countless Indian families adopt their own, respective recipes, with no two brews ever the same! Plum Tea, meanwhile, is relatively new to the tea industry. Although its origins are uncertain, with no known date attributed to its first creation, Plum Tea is a very popular choice among our wonderful customers.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Ingredients: Black Leaf Tea, Natural Plum Flavouring, and Bramble Leaves.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: For many, this beverage is sweet enough as it is! However, some may wish to give in to temptation with the addition of honey. Alternatively, lemon may be considered to bring out the underlying malty-bitter flavours of the Black Tea. We here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company believe it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, rich, and floral to the last, this delicious brew has a distinctive ‘plum’ flavour throughout. Subtle malty undertones may also be tasted as this tea refreshes the palate with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Plum Tea
All varieties of Black Tea have well-documented health benefits when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Providing you eat nutritious foods and exercise frequently, Plum Tea can offer benefits such as improved oral health and even weight loss potential.
The frequent consumption of Plum Tea will aid in boosting the metabolism, which ultimately enables your body to burn fat quicker, and more efficiently.
Many scientific studies have since proven these incredible claims, and subsequently, now support its consumption for excellent weight management. That ‘summer body’ may not be out of reach, after all!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon