TEA OF THE WEEK- TWININGS ENGLISH BREAKFAST
To pay a proper homage to MMM at Steamed Sponge, I wanted to feature a no frills delicious black tea for him this week. So, MMM, what do you say to a perfect cuppa Twinings English Breakfast Tea? This black tea is a robust, full- bodied, rich tea often served with hearty English breakfasts. The actual black tea blend found in "English Breakfast Tea" is usually a blending of teas such as Assam, Ceylon, Kenyan, and Keemun. The flavor of the tea has been described as having “light floral undertones (sometimes referred to as "coppery"). When blended with milk, it produces a comforting aroma eerily similar to warm toast and honey.” However, it is also enjoyed black with nothing added. Virtually any scone would pair well with English Breakfast.
Some brief back ground information on Twinings:
For many people, Twinings is the epitome of English Tea. Since its inception in 1706 the English Tea company has successfully blended an inexpensive high quality tea which can be found in over 100 different countries across the world. To discover more about the fascinating world of Twinings please visit The History of Twinings Tea Company. To learn more about the Twining family and their estate, Dial House, please visit The Twickenham Musem.
A fun tidbit to remember is that according to her former butler, Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite tea is Twinings Earl Grey. That just so happens to be my favorite as well so if it’s good enough for Ma’am, then it’s good enough for The Tea Society...