Should I add milk to my tea first or last?
This thorny question has divided tea drinkers for quite some time. In the early days of tea-drinking, poor-quality cups were inclined to crack when hot tea was poured into them, and putting the milk in first helped to prevent this. Also, if you are drinking an unfamiliar tea, it is easier to judge the correct amount of milk to add once you have seen the strength and colour of the tea, giving reason to add the milk last.
Read more about how to make the perfect cup of tea here.
Which tea blend makes the best iced tea?
Of all our blends, our Afternoon Blend makes the best iced tea, as it stays perfectly clear when chilled. Serve with lemon for a refreshing summer drink.
Why is your Royal Blend tea so 'Royal'?
Our Royal Blend is a mix of low-grown Flowery Pekoe from Ceylon and maltier Assam. This honey-like tea was first created in the summer of 1902 for King Edward VII. It proved so popular; it has become one of our classic, most cherished blends.
Which of your tea blends is the strongest?
Our Irish Breakfast tea makes for a truly strong cup. A bracing blend of expertly selected Assam and Kenyan teas, a cup of this tea with a splash of milk will give an uplifting start to any morning.