Our English Tea No.1 is a unique blend of elegant black teas with a subtle hint of bergamot. A delightfully balanced cuppa, it’s perfect for those seeking a more genteel approach to classic British tea.
Our Tea Masters combine Ceylon, Kenyan and Assam teas to create this blend. They use a high proportion of Ceylon from Sri Lanka’s hilly central tea gardens, where the finest and most delicate teas come from. This gives the blend its brisk, lively quality, which we enhance with a touch of our signature bergamot flavouring. Distinctive yet delicately fragrant, our English Tea No. 1 makes a delightfully uplifting brew. Serve with a splash of milk or enjoy with lemon to bring out the tea’s citrusy notes.
Decorative tea caddies arrived not long after tea was first introduced to Europe. They were a way for the wealthy to store, protect and show off their expensive new import. Our pretty all-metal English Tea No.1 caddy is illustrated with William Lionel Wyllie’s colourful 'Opening of Tower Bridge'. A scene that celebrates British excellence seems appropriate for this blend. It’s ideal for storing your blend in a little luxury and being part of the long-established British ceremony of making the perfect cup of tea.
Origin*: Sri Lanka, Assam, 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