Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
The Queen Victoria Blend is a Breakfast Tea first created by us for the Grand Hotel, Brighton. It has since become so popular that we’ve stocked it for everyone. If you like all things regal, or perhaps want to indulge in an Afternoon Tea, this infusion is an excellent choice. It boasts class and bold sophistication with every sup - much like the Lady and Monarch herself.
Most would describe the Queen Victoria Blend as perfectly well-rounded from start to finish. The combination is that of Assam Tea (specifically from the Tinsukia District), Darjeeling Leaf Tea and Ceylon Tea (from Uva Province, Sri Lanka).
This makes for a match made in heaven - as, hopefully, you’re about to find out. Best of all, we pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
Queen Victoria and Tea
What does the 19th-century Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the Empress of India, have to do with Tea? As it turns out, plenty! According to one story, Queen Victoria was the person responsible for the name “English Breakfast Tea”.
During a royal visit to Balmoral, Her Majesty met Robert Drysdale, a Scottish Tea Master who had recently made a new blend.
Mr. Drysdale had already dubbed his creation “Scottish Breakfast Tea”. However, the Queen persuaded him to change it to better suit her English roots. Today, this beverage is, in particular, a popular choice when indulging in an Afternoon Tea.
It is also, in many respects, the “forefather” of our Queen Victoria Blend - one that, like regular Breakfast Tea, has a close association with the late Monarch.
About the GFOP Grade
The Queen Victoria Tea Blend is a Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP), a Tea grade of many noteworthy qualities. The latter part of this term, FOP, denotes Tea made from the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot.
The former part, meanwhile, refers to how it contains a high content of golden tips. We believe that Her Majesty would have approved of it.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: A blend from Tinsukia District, Assam, India; Darjeeling, India; and Uva Province, Sri Lanka.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a hearty, deep flavour with the depth of malty Assam and the delicate touch of Darjeeling. A true delight to the senses.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking The Queen Victoria Blend
Health Benefits: Human oxidation is a natural process in the body. Oxidative stress, on the other hand, is an imbalance of free radical activity and antioxidant activity, one that contributes to numerous chronic conditions.
There is no easy, “fix-all” solution to this. However, by drinking Queen Victoria Blend regularly, you are, at the very least, reducing risks. The reason?
It contains a wealth of its own beneficial antioxidants, which do much to support your health and wellbeing.
Health PointsDiabetes, Flu, Hydration, Immune System
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime
CountryMore Than One Origin