Ceylon Orange Pekoe Loose Tea Caddy (International Blend) 100g Loose Tea
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Twinings of London tea tins are world famous. We see intrepid travellers from overseas making a beeline to our London flagship store 216 Strand to stock up on this collection of teas.
Made from tin with the familiar Gold and Black logo.
About Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea: Back in the 1860s, when Sri Lanka was called Ceylon, the island's economy was in crisis. The coffee crop had failed, and there was only one thing for it: to grow tea instead. But no one could have imagined how light or fresh that tea would be. After one sip of the amber liquid, the islanders' thirst was quenched. And coffee was forgotten forever. This blend is made especially for our international business - the leaf grade being "orange pekoe", which means that the tea contains long pointed leaves that have been harvested just after the end buds open into leaf.
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We believe that how you make your tea is equally as important as the tea you use, so here's how we like to make our tea.
- Use one rounded teaspoon per person.
- Allow freshly boiled water to cool for two to three minutes.
- Pour on and brew for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Enjoy this cuppa black or with a drop of milk.
And, for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
Black tea, just like green tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
After plucking, the leaves are laid on drying trays & withered to remove some moisture and to make them more pliable.
The leaves are then rolled and may be cut.
"Broken" leaves are laid out & a heady mixture of warm air, aromatic juices, bacteria & enzymes leads to oxidation (a natural reaction that affects strength & colour).
Oxidation is stopped by firing the leaves with hot air until they are the right (brown) colour depending on the region as the leaves dry they turn black.