We just love these loose leaf teas from local company, Tealicious. They've been expertly blended by their resident Tea Expert and we can honestly say they're the best teas we've tasted!
British Brew is a good old fashioned cuppa - think of the classic British Cuppa then elevate it to a new level of taste experience!
British Brew is a CTC manufactured tea from Kericho, Kenya. Kericho is located to the west of the Rift Valley and is about 6,000-7,000 feet above sea level. It has a deep rich loam soil and the ideal climate for tea. Being just about on the equator, it benefits from all year round production. Kenya is the third largest tea producer in the world but it is the largest exporter and the UK imports more tea from Kenya than any other country.
- Tasters say – astringent, strong, bite, powerful.
- Looks – bright, sparkly, reddish
- Region – Kericho, Kenya. 6,000 -7,000 feet above sea level
- Brew – For best results, 4 to 5 mins (but you will work out what’s best for you)
- Best with milk but works fine without.
Size: Available in 100g (around 50 cups) or 250g (around 125 cups).
The Tealicious Way To Brew:
Always use fresh water. It is the dissolved oxygen in the water that draws the flavour out of the tea leaf. Water that has been boiled before has less oxygen so won't brew as well.
Only put in the amount of water you are going to use. It makes no difference to how the tea tastes but it will use less energy and save you money.
The Tea Pot:
Use your favourite. It doesn’t matter if its metal, china or glass but it does help to warm it first. The best type of tea pot is one with an internal removable strainer or basket. Removing the strainer enables you to stop the tea from brewing beyond your ideal time.
When you are able to get top quality leaf tea why would you pay extra to have it wrapped in tissue or some other material which restricts its brew? It makes no sense, so always use whole leaf tea. You will soon work out what is best for you but we recommend 1 teaspoon per cup, placed in the warmed tea pot.
Putting the milk in first or last does make a difference but neither is wrong. Why not pour one cup of each and see which you prefer.
Sit down, relax and make time to enjoy this exquisite drink that has been so carefully brought to its point of perfection.