Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
White Lady Tea is a Flavoured Black Tea that surprises in all the right ways. It takes its name from a ghost found in Pluckley, Kent - a spectre that, suffice to say, surprises in a wholly different manner! Unlike this shadowy phantom, our White Lady Tea is a true delight. When brewed, it boasts an alluring citrusy flavour with malty undertones.
This China Black Tea is unlike any other - in several ways. What it does have in common with its counterparts, however, is Black Tea benefits. Indeed, when enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, White Lady Tea promotes weight loss and improves heart health. It can even enhance brain function, reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
The Story Behind The White Lady Tea
The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company finds itself in the village of Pluckley - known as “the most haunted village in England”. Of the sixteen alleged ghosts found in the area, the White Lady is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous. Her story begins in the 12th century, when it’s said she lived and died, later being buried in a white gown.
Hundreds of years later, a local resident called Mr Winans had found himself spending Christmas Eve alone in Surrenden Dering manor house. While in his library, however, he was confronted by a ghostly vision of a lady in a white gown. With his hunting rifle to hand, Mr Winans took a shot at the apparition, only for the bullets to pass through her before vanishing!
Surrender Dering manor was demolished in 1952, although there have since been other sightings of the White Lady at the local church. It’s up to you, of course, to decide whether there is any truth to this tale. Still, believers and non-believers alike can at least agree that our White Lady Tea makes for an excellent start to the day. Why not try it for yourself?
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This beverage has a distinct citrusy taste with malty, floral undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of White Lady Tea
The antioxidants in White Lady Tea can, in fact, improve oral health. This is according to a study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University.
Both the US and Swedish researchers concluded that the polyphenolic compounds in Black Tea could kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria.
Furthermore, did you know that caffeine, too, can support health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways? According to research, the Effects of Caffeine improve life in small yet significant ways by, for example, boosting memory consolidation.
A study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, can support this remarkable claim with evidence. It concluded that a 200 mg caffeine pill is all it might take to help those living with dementia. Pretty neat for your morning cuppa, huh?
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