This year is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign in. Several celebrations will be held across the UK during the first week of June of 2012. In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The East India Company created a special and rare Tea blend created in honor of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, the Jubilee Tea blend.
This Tea propagated over nearly 60 years from a Tea bush planted in 1954 by HRH Prince Philip during a state visit to Sri Lanka. In 1954 the Queen was escorted on a state trip to Sri Lanka by her husband Prince Philip. Prince Philip was invited to visit the Pedro Estate Tea Plantation in Nuwara Eliya. To commemorate his visit to the estate HRH Prince Philip was given the opportunity to plant his own Tea bush, which subsequently flourished. Over the last 57 years cuttings taken from this very special bush have been propagated on the estate resulting in an exclusive royal Tea area.
We had the pleasure to taste a sample of this fine Ceylon Black Tea which has a delicate aroma and the infusion results in a bright golden liquor with a rich, smooth and creamy taste and a slight hint of sweetness. It can be drunk black but can also be taken with milk. Perfect for an afternoon Tea!
The Jubilee Tea blend is a limited edition available from April 17th (pre-order now available) and will be sold exclusively by the East India Company website or from its flagship store in Mayfair (7-8 Conduit Street, W1S 2XF, London).
If you have the chance it is worth trying this amazing Tea.
Happy Tea Break.