DetailsCountry of Origin: India, Kenya, China
Region: Assam + Nilgiri, Kericho + Kiambu, Anhui Province
Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)
Altitude: 1500 ft, 7100 ft, 4200 ft above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox, CTC
Cup Characteristics: A superb fresh morning tea. Malty notes from the Assam, flower-like hints from the Kenya with delicate wisps of oiliness from the Yunnan.
Infusion: Bright coppery colour
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
This tea blend was specially created taking into consideration the nuances of the various waters across Canada. The Assam component (2nd flush, June Production) gives a thick malt and full-bodied character. The Kenyan component gives a floral-like cup and coppery infusion whereas the South Indian component gives superb fruity and sprightly flavour with a lovely finish. From Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon) we used a January production Dimbula that gives an airy piquant flavour that opens the blend. Lastly, to draw everything together we added some Keemun, which gives a burgundy depth with light oaky notes.