Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Enjoy Portsmouth Tea two hundred of fifty times over with our Portsmouth 250 Tea Bags. Experience the malty, sweet and refreshing infusion that is this Tea while reaping the health benefits! Made from only the finest quality Assam and Zimbabwean Tea, our Portsmouth 250 Tea Bags first became popular in, you guessed it, Portsmouth.
Now, however, one can find it around the world. Like all of our Teas, this Black Tea is packed fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory, even though Portsmouth is, of course, in Hampshire! Nevertheless, we’re exceptionally proud of this brew. Why not find out what makes it so special today, only with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with this truly remarkable beverage.
But what exactly makes it so “remarkable”? For starters, when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, Portsmouth Tea can improve one’s everyday way of life in a multitude of scientifically-proven ways. According to the latest research, any type of Black Tea, including this one, can support cognitive function, reduce diabetes risks, boost the metabolism and even improve cardiovascular health. Its outstanding ability to promote healthy-living is owing to an abundance of antioxidants contained within the Tea leaves. Antioxidants can combat free radicals, which in turn are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting the historical significance of both Assam and Zimbabwe in the world of Tea. Assam, a state in India, is the home of Indian Tea. It was here that, in 1823, a Scottish explorer and merchant named Robert Bruce first discovered a variety of the Tea plant growing near Rangpur (present-day Sivasagar).
This variety later became known as Camellia sinensis var assamica, named after the state in which it was found. Today, Assam Tea is one of the most popular Teas in the world. Connoisseurs love it for its richness, smoothness and, in most types, maltiness. Some even go as far as to say it tastes better than Chinese Black Tea, though that is very much a personal preference!
Zimbabwean Tea, meanwhile, dates back to only 1924. Interestingly, most of the plants originate from Assam. The vast majority of Zimbabwean Tea is exported to Britain, at which point most is used in the making of Tea blends such as Portsmouth Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: Assam, India and Zimbabwe, Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea without any accompaniments; however, some prefer to add either milk/sugar, honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Those who like a “hearty brew” will love Portsmouth Tea, a beverage noted for its strong taste and irresistible maltiness.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: According to the latest scientific research, Black Tea can not only support but also enhance cognitive function. A study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition saw some 2,500 aged 55 (or over) tested to measure their cognitive function. The experiment was repeated 2 years later, with the results indicating that those who drank two to three cups of Black Tea a day, regardless of the type, had a 55% lower chance of developing cognitive decline. Those who drank six to ten cups, on the other hand, had a 63% lower chance.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsTea Bags
- Time of DayBreakfast