Windsor Castle

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Profile : Windsor Castle
Loose - English Favourites Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Full bodied flavoury tea with toasty notes from Darjeeling, maltiness from Assam and lively flavour from Ceylon. Worthy of royal households.
Ingredients: Black tea.
INGREDIENTS FROM: Assam + Darjeeling + Nilgiri / Dimbula
REGION(S): India / Sri Lanka
SHIPPING PORT(S): Calcutta + Haldia + Cochin / Colombo
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 7000 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe) / FPS (Flowery Pekoe Souchong) / FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
INFUSION: Bright coppery color
West of London lies stately Windsor Castle - one of the homes of the United Kingdom's reigning monarch. The castle is situated on a hill overlooking the countryside and dominating the skyline of the City of Windsor. When the Queen (or King) is resident at the castle, the royal standard is flown from the masthead of the main tower. In 1993 there was a disastrous fire at Windsor Castle, destroying generations of royal collections, paintings and significant parts of the historic monument. Queen Elizabeth undertook repairs and restoration of the castle and in 1997, celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary there with a state dinner - giving the world its first view of the restoration.

To commemorate this gala evening a special tea was served. According to royal protocol, the tea had to exhibit the following characteristics:
Unique and somewhat rare,
As stout and resilient the monarchy,
Golden color - to signify the nature of the monarchy,
Flavory - to enchant the guests,
Historical - to commemorate Windsor Castle,
A new blend - to acknowledge the rebuilding and restoration of Windsor Castle.

This blend meets this criteria as follows:
Unique and rare - The Darjeeling component is a 2nd flush, available in limited quantities during two weeks in June.
Stout and resilient - The Assam is a full bodied and full flavored tea with a delicious maltiness.
Golden color - The Kenya gives a golden coppery character further deepened by the Assam.
Flavory - The Darjeeling is light muscatel flavoury; the Kenya has seasonal (February production) almost flowery like flavor, and the Assam has a deep malty character.
Historical - All the teas are grown in areas that once were part of The British Empire.
New Blend - The blend was put together specially to commemorate this occasion.

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