Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Queen Mary Tea is a Black Tea consisting of leaves from Assam and Nilgiri in India, the Nandi Highlands in Kenya, and the Dimbula District of Sri Lanka.
Its name refers less to the 15th century Monarch and more to the 20th century Queen Mary Ocean Liner. Journeys aboard this beautiful vessel often involved sitting down to have an Afternoon Tea.
You can now honour the tradition at home by buying from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company today. Our delicious, invigorating Queen Mary Tea - known for its malty depth and floral notes - is one of over 1,000 types of Tea we pack fresh to order.
In doing so, we can proudly guarantee not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed.
About Queen Mary English Tea Blend
You might not be able to travel on the Queen Mary ocean liner anymore, but you can explore the world through our Queen Mary Tea.
The blend is the product of numerous Tea-growing districts stretching from Africa to Asia, all of which offer something unique.
If we were on a ship, perhaps our first port of call would be Kenya - a country that accounts for around 50% of the UK’s Tea imports.
Kenya is Africa’s largest Tea producer, ranking fourth in the world according to some statistics. The local industry has two distinct divisions: the large-scale Keyan Tea plantation division and the small-scale Tea farms called smallholders.
Overall, there are some 550,000 Tea farmers, many of whom harvest their crop in the Nandi Highlands west of the Rift Valley.
The Journey Continues
The next stop might be Sri Lanka - formerly known as Ceylon. The Dimbula district, in particular, finds itself between two high plateaus in Central Province. Its name comes from the valley that lies in its heart.
When it comes to the general taste of Ceylon Loose Tea from here - which is “high-grown” - you can expect refreshingly mellow notes. Such is the case when added to our Queen Mary Tea.
Finally, we have India. Nilgiri is the lesser-known district when compared to Assam. It lies high on the plateaus of South India, its iconic hills making up a part of the Western Ghats.
Monsoon rain sweeps across the district during the mid-summer months, bringing life to the many producing Nilgiri Tea gardens. Workers often harvest the leaves throughout winter, creating so-called “Frost Teas”.
Assam, on the other hand, is an area known and loved around the world - due, mostly, to the Tea it creates. The plant variety found here is that of Camellia sinensis var assamica - different to that of its Chinese counterpart, Camellia sinensis var sinensis.
When blended into Queen Mary Tea, it makes a match made in heaven. Why not find out for yourself today?
How to Brew Queen Mary Tea Blend in Four Steps
1, Add Loose Leaf Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Put the kettle on and, once boiled, pour it over Queen Mary Tea Blend.
4, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Serve: There is the option of adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon. However, we believe it provides the best flavour without any accompaniments.
Health Benefits of Queen Mary English Tea
All types of Black Tea contain an abundance of antioxidants capable of improving health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. According to research, these antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation.
The result is that Queen Mary Tea reduces the risk of developing numerous chronic conditions.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Evening
- CountryMore Than One Origin