St Clements Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
“Oranges and Lemons, say the bells of St Clements” - our very special St Clements Tea, made exclusively by us, pays homage to the famous English nursery rhyme, boasting strong citrusy notes combined with White, Herbal and, naturally, Fruit Tea. St Clements Tea is a beverage close to our hearts and shares a fond history with many here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
This tea brings people together, which has never been truer than with our St Clements Tea. And when it is not helping to develop strong bonds between strangers-turned-friends, St Clements Tea is a very colourful brew in every sense of the word, ideal for a refreshing summer afternoon beverage and better still as a delicious Iced Tea. Ingredients include Chinese Pai Mu Tan White Tea, Lemon Verbena Leaves, Hibiscus, Camomile Flowers, Strawberries, Kiwi, Blood Orange, Orange Peel, and Rose Petals, all blended to perfection to make a match made in heaven.
Of all the ingredients found in this wonderfully aromatic and enticing beverage, nothing is quite as elegant and pristine as White Tea. Pai Mu Tan is a high-quality White Tea which, like all White Teas, undergoes minimal processing and oxidation. In fact, White Tea is the least processed of any tea, even over Green Tea. Of course, this goes for Pai Mu Tan, too.
And then there is the addition of delicate camomile flowers, which have been used in infusions for thousands of years. The Egyptians had a great appreciation for camomile and associated it closely with their sun god, Re (Ra). Camomile was also used in cosmetics and hair care products of the time, similar to today. In fact, Camomile Tea and, in turn, St Clements Tea can improve skin and hair health. And now, we have the science to support it!
Then, and perhaps most importantly, the oranges added to this brew offer a zesty zing like none other. It is a great finish to a great tea. But don’t just take our word for it - try St Clements Tea for yourself, share it with your friends and family and maybe, just maybe, you can even cement new friendships of your own. The wonders of St Clements Tea are waiting to be discovered. Be part of something special today.
Type of Tea: Tea Blend.
Ingredients: White Tea Leaves, Lemon Verbena Leaves, Hibiscus, Camomile Flowers, Strawberry Pieces, Kiwi Pieces, Blood Orange Pieces, Orange Peel, and Rose Petals.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: This brew is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: If there is such a thing as a perfect middle ground between bitter and sweet, it is St Clements Tea. First, enjoy sweet citrusy flavours followed by delicate, grassy hints from the inclusion of White Tea leaves. Finish with a tart aftertaste from the addition of hibiscus, which lingers pleasantly on the palate.
Colour in Cup: Pink liquor with red highlights, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: St Clements Tea has the combined health benefits of White Tea and Herbal Tea with the succulent tastes of Fruit Tea. White Tea, in particular, contains a wealth of antioxidants capable of combating free radicals on the body. In doing so, White Tea may reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease and even, although studies are still the preliminary stage, cancer. In 2015, a 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, though, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of St Clements Tea, or any other tea, for the purpose of combating cancer.
Furthermore, the hibiscus found in this tea can potentially lower blood pressure. According to a study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA), sixty-five people aged between 30 to 70, all of whom were considered “at risk” from high blood pressure - were split into two groups. The first group of participants consumed Hibiscus Tea three times a day while the second group was given a placebo. After a six week period, the results determined that the Hibiscus Group “showed an average fall of 7.2 percent in blood pressure, with some recording a 13.2 percent drop. The placebo group, in comparison, recorded a 1.3 percent drop”.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Immune System, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening