What’s the Preference of Royal-tea?
Now that the Brits have a new king, inquiring minds want to know what kind of tea he prefers. That would be Darjeeling. He drinks it with milk and a dash of organic honey, which is added to the tea cup before the water. (Though Charles has been know to add a dram of whiskey to his tea at times.)
The health conscious monarch sips tea throughout the day. But what does the Queen prefer? Seems it’s Earl Grey from Twining’s with milk, no sugar.
Taking Your Tea Seriously
The key to pleasing His Highness is to use loose tea and a teapot i.e., one teaspoon of tea leaves per teacup plus an extra one for the pot. The water must be heated to 70C for green tea and 100C for Earl Grey or English breakfast tea. The temperature of the water must be measured with a thermometer.
Twining’s master blender say the light, fruity tones of honey complement the floral, juicy notes of the tea, while heightening the flavor and adding to the tasting experience. Well said.
Darjeeling: A Real Health Potion
The tea is grow in the Darjeeling district in West Bengal and India, some of the highest elevations in the world. It has a slew of health benefits, including its antioxidant properties, vitamins, and polyphenol content. It’s also considered helpful in lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and boosting heart health. All that and it also helps the digestive system and encourages weight loss.
“Long Live the King”
If you enjoy a bracing cup of Darjeeling, you have something in common with royalty. So drink up!