English Afternoon (Twinings)
3 min at 212°
There is no custom more exemplary of the English tea drinking tradition than the ritual of savouring tea and biscuits in the afternoon. What started in the 17th century as a much needed refreshment between breakfast and dinner, afternoon tea is now an important fixture of British life. Our English Afternoon tea combines carefully selected Keemun tea from the Anhui province in China with Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka. Keemun teas are light-to-medium bodied, smooth and slightly sweet in taste. Ceylon teas are bright in colour, crisp and refreshing. Blended together, these two varieties provide a modern twist to a storied tea that is perfect as an afternoon pick-me-up or whenever you need a little lift.
This is a nice smooth blend but it is not very strong and there is nothing that makes it stand out as an excellent tea. Not to say it’s bad- just that it doesn’t stand out.