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I was really excited when a friend in the UK sent me a tin of this tea. It’s been on my wish list for a while.

The leaves are highly mechanically processed. The leaf fragments are very uniform and almost appear to be ground. There’s an even mix between dark and light leaf particles. The fragrance is clean and crisp; almost citrusy.

Once steeped, this tea produces a very dark, almost black cup. The fragrance takes on a more malty and caramel character. In flavor, this has a medium body and astringency and is well balanced, but the finish leans more towards a darjeeling.

I don’t dress my teas, but this could take some additives. It also stands up to multiple infusions. Pick some up if you make it to the other side of the pond.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
teawing

Any history of it? Just curious…

JacquelineM

teawing. This is a pretty neat company – here is a little more about this tea:

http://www.rareteacompany.com/Royal-Air-Force-Tea.php

teawing

Oh my goodness! Proceeds supporting the RAF Museum and the chance to ride in a Spitfire…wow. I wonder how I can order some here in the states…
Bet they don’t sell much to yanks. :)
Thank you JacquelineM for the info!

JacquelineM

They sell internationally on the website – I haven’t priced the shipping, though.

teawing

I sent them an email, asking about shipping to the US. I will let you know what they say.

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teawing

Any history of it? Just curious…

JacquelineM

teawing. This is a pretty neat company – here is a little more about this tea:

http://www.rareteacompany.com/Royal-Air-Force-Tea.php

teawing

Oh my goodness! Proceeds supporting the RAF Museum and the chance to ride in a Spitfire…wow. I wonder how I can order some here in the states…
Bet they don’t sell much to yanks. :)
Thank you JacquelineM for the info!

JacquelineM

They sell internationally on the website – I haven’t priced the shipping, though.

teawing

I sent them an email, asking about shipping to the US. I will let you know what they say.

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