It was customary for the East India Company to bring gifts on returning ships for the Sovereign. In 1664, the Company was distressed to find that no provision of a gift for King Charles II had been made. Accordingly, two pounds of tea found on board were presented to the King, much to the delight of his wife Catherine of Braganza from Portugal (who had grown up with a taste for tea). She introduced tea as a fashionable drink in courtly and aristocratic circles and so began a long Royal tradition of tea drinking and the start of the British love affair with the daily brew.
Where it’s from
Ceylon, Sri Lanka
What it tastes like
Rich, robust and full-bodied
When to enjoy it
In the morning
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How to Brew It: Royal Breakfast Black Tea
1 TEABAG PER CUP
210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
3-4 MINS BREWING TIME
Usually enjoyed without milk. Add sugar to taste. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master