Queen Elizabeth II

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Astringent
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Caffeine
Medium
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Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Although I enjoy straight black tea, especially with meals, I’m not very good at identifying the different flavors and scents of various types and blends. Hoping that as I continue to try different...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a really strong black tea – very malty, somewhat astringent, even with a 200 degree steep temp. I find I rarely use boiling water anymore for black tea for fear of the dreaded astringency....” Read full tasting note
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This black tea blend is in honour of Queen Elizabeth II the current and second longest serving monarch of the United Kingdom and many Commonwealth countries. Included in the blend are Indian teas from Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri and a Dimbula from Ceylon. The resulting cup has malty tones, light muscatel notes and a very smooth finish.

Queen Elizabeth II is a dedicated tea connoisseur. Every year Queen Elizabeth host the Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace during which an average of 27000 cups of tea are served. We are sure this blend would be the bell of the ball if it were served at any party.

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2 Tasting Notes

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562 tasting notes

Although I enjoy straight black tea, especially with meals, I’m not very good at identifying the different flavors and scents of various types and blends. Hoping that as I continue to try different teas, my palette will become more refined!

This particular black tea is different from any of the others I’ve tried so far from Great British Tea Store. Instead of the rich, malty flavor I’m used to, it has more of a sharp, assertive taste. It’s also quite astringent. With a splash of milk I did enjoy it, but I don’t think this is one I would re-purchase.

Flavors: Astringent

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is a really strong black tea – very malty, somewhat astringent, even with a 200 degree steep temp. I find I rarely use boiling water anymore for black tea for fear of the dreaded astringency. Alas, I can’t imagine what this one would have been if I had, as this was barely drinkable for me. Recommended for those who like a really strong tea and are more tolerant of astringency.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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