Tea Discoveries English Rose Tea Caddy
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It was during Chinas Ming Dynasty (1368 –1644) that tea artisans first experimented with buds and blossoms, imbuing the leaves with essential oils. Roses were among the very first flowers they tried and Osmanthus, orchids and jasmine also proved popular.
We’ve recreated the taste of a classic Meigui Congou rose tea by using a Chinese black tea for the base, imbued with subtle floral flavours and scattered with rose petals.
The tea might be authentically Chinese, but those wonderfully aromatic notes of rose are forever England. Deliciously delicate and seductively sweet, a single sip brings to mind rolling hills, church bells and country gardens: perfect for a picnic on the village green. As part of the beautiful Tea Discoveries range, we’ve created a bespoke caddy for our English Rose with a pattern inspired by vintage tea dresses. A very pretty addition to your kitchen and an ideal gift for a tea lover.
Our caddies are stackable for easy, organised storage and neat kitchen displays. Now there's no excuse not to add to your tea caddy collection...
• Tea Type: Black Tea
• Tea format: Loose Tea
• Number of servings (using 2g/ 1 tsp per cup): 100g = 50 cups
• Ideal for using with: Tea Cup & Saucer, Tea Discoveries Summer Berries All Butter Biscuits and Chelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser
Black Tea, 6% Rose Petals and Buds, Flavouring
Suitable for vegetarians and vegan
Storage: Store in a cool dry place away from strong odours.
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More about this Tea
Floral, sweet and aromatic
Enjoy alone to best appreciate the aromatic fragrance
We’ve chosen the number 12 for our English Rose, the classic number of roses in a Valentine’s bouquet.
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 98 degrees
- Wait for 3-5 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
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