Blarney Blend Tea
Country of Origin: China, Kenya, India
Region: Yunnan, Kiambu, Nilgiri + Assam
Shipping Port: Hong Kong, Mombasa, Cochin + Calcutta
Grade: FTOP (Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe), BP1 (Broken Pekoe 1), FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe), BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4000, 5000, 5000, 1500 feet above sea level
Manufacturer Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: The Full Monty Irish style! A strong brisk and flavoury morning tea that gets you up and in the groove – Get Lucky!
Infusions: Lightly astringent infusion becomes golden bright on milk
Ingredients: Black tea, (Candy shamrocks< 3%: Sugar, Corn starch, Palm oil, Confectioner’s glaze, Modified corn starch, Soy lecithin, Xanthan gum, Polysorbate 60, Yellow#5 + Blue#1 dye)
Top o’ the mornin’! Are ye looking for something interesting to say? You might want to pay a visit to the Blarney Stone. This famous hunk of rock, set high into the battlements of Blarney Castle outside of Cork Ireland is rumored to bestow the “gift of gab” on all whose lips touch it. The unique feature has never perhaps been more eloquently described than by the 19th century poet, Francis Sylvester Mahony who penned:
Tis there’s the stone that whoever kisses
He never misses to grow eloquent;
‘Tis he may clamber to a lady’s chamber,
Or become a member of Parliament.
A noble spouter he’ll sure turn out, or
An out and outer to be let alone;
Don’t try to hinder him, or to bewilder him,
For he is a pilgrim from the Blarney stone."
Unfortunately for those of us who frequently find ourselves at a loss for words, we can’t always just pack up and head for the Emerald Isle. Which is precisely why we crafted Blarney Blend tea.
Conceived after a visit to Blarney Castle, our Master Taster decided to develop a blend that was sure to get people talking. Crafted using a stunning array of black teas from China, Kenya and India, Blarney Blend features the rich notes of astringency and malt Irish blends are traditionally known for. To this we added a dash of green Irish lucky shamrocks to really get the chins a waggin’. Brew a pot today and get a conversation started!