English Breakfast tea comes with an ancient pedigree. Its heritage goes back to the 19th century when black tea was brought from Keemun in China. First blended in Scotland by a teamaster named Drysdale. Our English breakfast is a mix of a selected blend of Assam and a high grown Ceylon tea. It ..
With an annual per-capita consumption of more than 3kg, the Irish are still the world champions when it comes to drinking tea. If you like strong tea, this is the one. Stronger than English breakfast, this balanced blend is made from the season's strongest broken teas. A deep dark infusion with a hi..
King Charles II was to occupy a palace being built for him in Winchester. Although never completed, his connection to Winchester remained strong. This tea is to honour him and his wife Queen Catherine who introduced tea to England. King Charles II Afternoon Blend is a rich premium quality ..
King Charles II was to occupy a palace being built for him in Winchester. Although never completed, his connection to Winchester remained strong. This tea is to honour him and his wife Queen Catherine who introduced tea to England. Charles II Winchester Breakfast Extra Strong is a Breakfast Tea..
Originally blended in Edinburgh in about 1843, we now bring you this tea as a special tribute to King Charles II whose Scottish crest is shown here. Scottish Breakfast is an aromatic blend of high-quality, thoroughly matched broken teas from Assam, Ceylon and Sumatra. Copper coloured with a strong s..
A Tribute to Queen Catherine of Braganza. Catherine and her husband King Charles II introduced tea to England around 1662. Their passion for tea resulted in England becoming a tea drinking nation (ref: Tea Illustrated ISBN978-1-905400-64-5). This oolong tea is the same in nature and taste as the tea..
Was this the tea sipped by Anna Karanina? In 1618 the Chinese ambassador presented Tsar Alexis with a gift of several chests of tea and so began the Russian tea tradition. After the treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689 camel caravans started to transport tea from China to Russia. The journey was long and dif..
It has become customary for very poor quality tea to be used as the base for Earl Grey. Char completely rejects this thinking in presenting superb Ceylon tea, scented with bergamot and decorated with a sprinkling of cornflowers to create a rich, full bodied flavour and a striking appearance. Our Ear..
Char pays tribute to the people who played a part in the story of tea, from its arrival in England in the 17th century, to its emergence as the popular drink of Modern Britain. Each tea comes beautifully packaged bearing the appropriate crest or coat of arms and is available in either a tin or pouch.