This is a lovely quality black tea I reviewed for, so I’ll save detailed comments for later. Suffice it to say that, since East India Company was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I to bring her swag and goodies and has a reputation to maintain, it’s royally good.

In the meantime, I believe I’ll add the East India fine foods store in London to my fantasy bucket list. (See all the treats at I’ll take the Queen Elizabeth 1st Empire Trunk. A mere 3,500 pounds.

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