What makes the perfect afternoon tea? Do you indulge in the full traditional spread of cream scones, sponge cakes and dainty finger sandwiches, or perhaps prefer a more restrained affair? One thing’s for sure - afternoon tea just isn’t worth the bother without top quality tea to accompany it. So, to ensure your afternoon spread is always on point, this sweet set of nine fantastic brews is just the job. Featuring our most quintessential black and green teas, it satisfies every taste, to soothe, satisfy, energise and revive you during the afternoon ‘slump’.
- This collection includes:
- English Breakfast
- Earl Grey
- English Tea No. 1
- Green Tea Pure
- Jasmine Romance
- Mint Mystique
- Lemon & Lime Twist
- Peach & Passion Fruit
- Strawberry Sensation
Our tea masters craft each of these blends for exceptional flavour and balance, giving you a suite of memorable teas to choose from. For classic black tea lovers, you’ll find that our much-loved English Breakfast is everything the favourite British blend should be - a rich and comforting fusion of malty Assam, brisk Ceylon and robust Kenyan teas. We use a similar blend for our Earl Grey, to which we add our exclusive signature bergamot flavouring. This turns it into a truly sophisticated cuppa. In fact, our Earl Grey is so good it even won a Great Taste award. As has our English Tea No. 1, an elegant black tea that’s well suited to afternoon sipping. Brisk and reviving, with just a subtle hint of bergamot, English Tea No. 1 is considered one of our finest blends, with its naturally zesty freshness giving you a lift when you need it most.
Black tea drinkers who prefer a fruitier brew are well served with this collection too. Our Strawberry Sensation is a blissful blend of African teas, dried strawberry pieces and our exclusive flavouring, creating a lovely summery brew. Enjoy it as-it-comes for a brisk, fruity cuppa, or try it strong with a splash of milk for a richer ‘strawberries & cream’ style brew. Our Lemon & Lime Twist is a more refreshing, palate-cleansing black tea. With real lemon and limes pieces, as well as our exclusive flavouring, it’s a zesty, invigorating brew – one of Ahmad Tea customers’ favourites for over 20 years. If you prefer things with a more exotic, sun-kissed note, our mouth-watering Peach & Passion Fruit blend is full of ripe, sunny fruit flavours. With its naturally sweet, tropical aromas, this tea can brighten up even the greyest of afternoons.
Of course, afternoons don’t have to be all about black teas. For those who like a lighter brew to get back their get-up-and-go, this collection also features three of Ahmad Tea’s best-loved green blends. It all starts with Green Tea Pure, our undisputed classic green tea expression. A blend of fine Chinese teas, it includes premium Chun Mee leaf to add a sweet, nutty character. Rounded and grassy, it’s the perfect brew any time the restorative power of quality green tea is desired. For our award-winning Jasmine Romance, fresh jasmine buds are layered with the same green tea blend. The buds infuse the tea with their distinctive sweet fragrance to create a lovely tea with delicate floral notes. Dried spearmint leaves and our signature mint flavouring add an exhilarating menthol note to our Mint Mystique, a great tea to revive the senses and aid digestion. Our green teas are rich in antioxidants and nutrients, making them especially beneficial brews if indulgence isn’t your thing.
You’ll find five bags of each of the nine blends in the Afternoon Tea Collection, each one individually foil-wrapped for freshness. This gives you 45 cups of exceedingly good tea to get you through the afternoons. Presented in a pretty gallery-style box, each tea is clearly displayed to help make selecting your perfect brew easy. This collection is a particularly good choice for tea-loving homes, workplaces, or as a gift for someone who takes their tea seriously. So, whether you’re planning an afternoon feast as a special treat, or you just appreciate a quality cuppa to get you through from lunch till dinner, the Afternoon Tea Collection is a superb selection of some of our very finest brews.
English Breakfast: Black tea
Earl Grey: Black tea flavoured with a high dose of bergamot
English Tea No. 1: Black tea with a slight touch of bergamot
Green Tea Pure: Green tea
Jasmine Romance: Green tea, Jasmine flowers
Mint Mystique: Green tea, Mint flavouring, Spearmint
Lemon & Lime Twist: Black tea, Lemon & lime flavouring, Lemon peel, Lime peel
Peach & Passion Fruit: Black tea, Peach & passion fruit flavouring, Peach, Passion fruit
Strawberry Sensation: Black tea, Strawberry flavouring, Strawberry
English Breakfast: Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya
Earl Grey: Malawi, Kenya
English Tea No. 1: Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya
Green Tea Pure: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’
Jasmine Romance Tea: Jiangxi province | Jasmine flowers: Guangxi
Mint Mystique: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’
Lemon & Lime Twist: Malawi, Kenya
Peach & Passion Fruit: Malawi, Kenya
Strawberry Sensation: East Africa*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