The East India Company has arrived at Neiman Marcus, USA! Last week, the store in Hawaii introduced a range of our popular teas including The Boston Tea Party and The Royal Flush, both of which have remarkable connections to American and British history. While The Boston Tea Party has been re-created to depict the actual tea varieties believed to have been thrown overboard by a group of colonists in 1773, The Royal Flush is harvested from bushes propagated from the original bush planted by HRH Prince Philip during his first visit to Ceylon. These teas, together with artisan biscuits, enrobed fine chocolates, specialty preserves and floral cordials are now available in Hawaii. Selected items will also feature in stores across Texas, Georgia, California and Virginia.
To celebrate the new launch, The East India Company held a special tasting event at the Neiman Marcus Ala Moana Hawaii store. Our Mayfair Store Supervisor flew over from London to introduce customers to the brand’s rich heritage and invite them to enjoy a glass of our popular Staunton Earl Grey Iced Tea Mocktail along with samples of our Cheddar Cheese Filled Biscuits.
It is with great pleasure that we continue this journey across the United States, surprising and delighting customers with our unique flavours from around the world.
If you’d like to experiment with making the George Staunton Iced Tea Mocktail at home then follow the recipe below.
• The East India Company Staunton Earl Grey Loose Tea
• The East India Company Orange Blossom Cordial
• Sliced orange, lemon and lime.
Add 6 heaped teaspoons of The East India Company Staunton Earl Grey Loose Tea to a teapot and infuse with boiling water, filling the pot halfway. Stand for 4 minutes. Strain into a jug and place in the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, add a handful of ice and 4 tablespoons of The East India Company Orange Blossom Cordial. Taste and adjust accordingly. Add ice to a highball glass with a slice of orange, lime and lemon. Pour in the iced tea blend and add a straw to finish.