Dressed in traditional blazing red uniforms, the Queen’s Royal Guards carry out their duties across London every day. When they’re not serving the British monarchy, they’re certain to enjoy a soothing cup of tea just like the rest of us. This delightful set of miniature caddies from Ahmad Tea blends the two traditions - it’s a gift set fit for the Queen.
- This set includes 25 grams (g) of our finest loose leaf:
- English Breakfast
- Earl Grey
- English Afternoon
To create these quintessentially English blends, our Tea Masters source the finest teas from India, Africa and Sri Lanka. Our bold and satisfying English Breakfast is perfect for a morning boost – or anytime a full-bodied tea is required. Our Earl Grey is a more sophisticated cuppa, enhanced by our signature bergamot flavouring. Sitting between these two in style is our English Afternoon tea. With just a touch of the same exclusive bergamot flavouring and the addition of delicate Darjeeling, it’s a soft and elegant brew, perfect for afternoon tea. We appreciate each one served strong with a dash of milk. But when you desire a brisker brew, accentuate the citrusy notes of Earl Grey and English Afternoon by serving with a slice of lemon.
The tea leaves are foil-wrapped inside the caddies to ensure they reach you fresh and full of flavour. Each tin features a black-and-white backdrop of famous Westminster landmarks, with a red-dressed guard creating a striking contrast. You’ll find a Grenadier Guard on the English Breakfast caddy, Yeoman of the Guard on the Earl Grey, and a Queen’s Life Guard on the English Afternoon. A tradition that’s steeped in history, the guards are a true talking point for tourists and Londoners alike. This makes our Royal Guards Caddy Set a wonderful gift or souvenir. Once empty, refill with tea or use as handy storage pots for trinkets and small items. Whichever you choose, you’ll want to guard them for yourself!
English Breakfast: Black tea
Earl Grey: Black tea flavoured with a high dose of bergamot
English Afternoon: Black tea with a slight touch of bergamot
English Breakfast: Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya
Earl Grey: Malawi, Kenya
English Afternoon: Kenya, Assam, Sri Lanka*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