Superior breakfast blend of three smooth Chinese black teas, this Harney & Sons Tea was created in honor of Queen Catherine of Braganza, who was known to introduce the tea drinking habits to the British and popularized it among them. Keemun, Panyang, and Yunnan turn this tea into a mixture of dark leaves with golden tips that develops medium brown, rusty liquor sublimed into cocoa and spice.
Queen Catherine is the tea featured in the world-famous Museum of Tea in Hangzhou, China, where Harney & Sons is the only Western tea company to receive this honor. The President of Portugal presented a tin of this tea to the President of China, and later this tea was exhibited at the Chinese Museum of Tea in Hangzhou China.
|Product Contains||1 pound of loose leaf tea | makes around 50 tea cups|
|Base||Mix of three black Chinese teas (Keemun, Panyang, & Yunnan)|
|Liquor||A medium brown with dark rusty hues|
|Aroma||An interesting blend of muted cocoa and spice|
Medium bodied tea, not as full bodied as the strong British Legacy Tea.
As might be expected of a good Chinese tea blend, the flavors are round and relaxed. The flavors of dark honey, unsweetened cocoa and hints of spice come out slower.
|Brewing Time||4 to 5 minutes|
|Brewing Temperature||212° F|