ORIGIN: From the State of Assam in the northeastern part of India
Did You Know?
While Americans commonly use the English term “high tea” to refer to an aristocratic tea ceremony, this usage is actually incorrect. “High tea” refers to the physical height of the table, meaning it is tea served at a full-height table rather than a lower sitting table. In other words, high tea refers to combining the light meal of tea and dinner into a single meal. In fact, in some areas of the UK, dinner is referred to simply as “tea.”
So, while it certainly sounds elegant, high tea is distinctly lower-class than the leisure-class tradition of having a “low tea” of light snacks followed by a more elaborate, later supper. Incidentally, “low tea” is a phrase that has largely dropped out of popular use, “afternoon tea” is more representative of how the British would refer to the luxurious tea parties of the scones and crumpets variety (as well as more casual afternoon affairs).
Tea Type: Organic black tea
Origin: Assam, Sewpur, India
Harvest: 1st – 2nd Flush
From India’s Assam growing region and famous Sewpur Estate an outstanding example of a rich and robust, pure Assam wake up tea. For the ultimate English breakfast tea, Tea Forté specially selected this exceptional Organic leaf for its sweet malty body to delight those seeking the quintessential ‘British Cup of Tea. A strong, complex cup with or without milk.
- Flavor: Brisk and bold with rich finishing flavors of malt
- Aroma: Comforting, tangy and malty, with notes of raisin
- Infusion: Deep red
- Strength: full-bodied and robust
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