|Type of tea
|Assam, India and Zimbabwe
|Use freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
|How to serve
|Milk, sugar, honey or lemon – the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black
|Portsmouth Tea boasts a fusion of malty-sweet flavours perfect for any time in the day. It lingers on the palate long after the cup is drained
|Colour in cup
|Coppery liquor, light in tone
Did you know that Portsmouth is one of the first places where tea arrived to Britain? It was 14 May 1662 and the bride-to-be of King Charles II, Catherine of Braganza, daughter of King John of Portugal, arrived in Portsmouth. She was horrified to find that tea was not available in England. She had brought a casket of tea with her, but she immediately sent an envoy with instructions for tea to be shipped from her homeland. Little did she know she was introducing what was to become one of the staples of British life. In tribute to this momentous occasion we have produced Portsmouth Tea.
Portsmouth Tea is a blend of Assam BP and Zimbabwe teas of exceptional quality. Assam tea, named after the region in India where it is grown, is known for its full-bodied malty flavour, deep aroma, rich colour, and brisk taste. “BP” stands for its grade, Broken Pekoe, which refers to the crushing or breaking of the tea leaf, which enhances the flavour. Zimbabwe tea comes from Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe, originally grown from seeds from Assam.