IN CELEBRATION OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
ENJOY A CUP OF ROYAL FLUSH TEA
ROYAL FLUSH TEA
This year is a truly auspicious one for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, known to be a tea fan herself.
The Queen has reigned for longer than any other Monarch in British history, as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee of a 70-year reign and her 96th birthday in 2022. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more extensively than any other monarch and one third of her total overseas visits have been to Commonwealth countries.
Just five months after her coronation and accompanied by her husband His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, she embarked upon her first ‘World Tour’. The six months visit through the Commonwealth Nations included an eleven-day trip to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, where Prince Philip planted a ceremonial tea bush on the grounds of the Pedro Estate, commemorating their visit. In 2012, The East India Company picked leaves from the original tea bush, planted by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, to make a tea that was selected and served at the official royal luncheon for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
From the high altitudes of the same Pedro Tea Estate in the Nuwara Eliya region in the island's centre, on the slopes of the luscious hills amidst a landscape of blue sky, beautiful misty mountains and cascading waterfalls, our exquisite Royal Flush Tea is still handpicked today. This beautifully balanced Orange Pekoe brews a rich, golden liquor. Smooth, delicate, and bright with a hint of sweetness, Royal Flush loose leaf black tea is a fine treat for a special celebration.
Introducing a delightful NEW addition to our collection with a platinum twist to mark the occasion of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Platinum Blend. Rare platinum-tipped lowland teas picked on the edge of the southern Singharaja rainforest are blended with the delicate high grown leaves from the Pedro Tea Estate in the Nuwara Eliya region produce a unique cup - elegant and nuanced while remaining robust and full of character, with a rich sweetness and finished with delicate notes of caramel on the palate.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip embark on their First ‘World Tour’ after the 1952 Coronation. The 6 month visit through the Commonwealth Nations includes an 11 day trip to Ceylon…
Prince Philip departing ‘Queen’s Cottage’, the official residence, in the picturesque Nuwara Eliya tea region.
April 17, 1954 - Prince Philip, Sri Lankan Governor General Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sir John Kotelawala welcomed to the Pedro Tea Estate, Nuwara Eliya.
Prince Philip (far left) plants a ceremonial tea bush commemorating his visit.
Prince Philip (far left) meets with plantation workers on the Estate.
Crowds gather to bid farewell to Prince Philip.