For more than 30 years, we've delivered our Special Blend to customers around the world, offering tea lovers a unique drinking experience. Cherished for its balance of bright Ceylon, comforting Assam and fragrant bergamot, this beautiful cuppa is guaranteed to refresh and re-energise in style.
With this brew, our Tea Masters really show off their blending skills. We source fine Ceylon from Sri Lanka to create a crisp, zesty base. The tea used is ‘low-grown’ – sourced from gardens below 600 metres (m), where the leaves are famed for their bright, rounded flavour. This is balanced with comforting Assam, grown in the Brahmaputra Valley of northeast India, which adds its classically rich and malty depth. The blend is then finished with a little of our signature bergamot flavouring. Selected for the purity of its flavour, it makes a perfect complement to the full-bodied black tea, lifting the brisk citrusy notes of the Ceylon. The result is a deliciously full-flavoured brew with a zesty aroma. It’s an intense yet elegant cup for when only the very best will do.
The Great Taste Award judges also loved it, praising it for being "a good tea". They awarded it one star, adding that the "balance with the bergamot is good".
We foil-wrap 500 grams (g) of loose leaf tea inside the box to ensure it reaches you fresh and full of flavour. You’ll see both whole leaves and tips in this blend. Watch as they steep into a glistening copper infusion, and then drink with a slice of lemon or splash of milk. It’s a wonderful way to invigorate your mind and body during the busy day.
Origin*: Sri Lanka, Kenya*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster