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Robert Fortune Blend Mini Caddy

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Our homage to the adventurer who changed the course of tea drinking history…


Something of a hero in the world of tea, Robert Fortune was the James Bond of the British tea trade. Sent on a mission to smuggle Chinese tea secrets into the eager hands of the East India Company, the 19th century botanist disguised himself as a Chinese merchant to infiltrate tea gardens and trading ports, risking death in his travels to provinces barely glimpsed by Europeans. Fortune’s discoveries allowed the British to establish plantations in Assam, breaking the Chinese hold on the market and changing the course of tea drinking history.


We’ve tracked Fortune’s travels with a blend of teas from India and China, adding a delicate touch of high-grown Himalayan tea and an elegant homage of white Camellia tea flowers. You’ll find the rich, fruity notes of Chinese Yunnan tea is a superb match for the varieties first cultivated by the British in northern India – all in all, it’s a tea which tells a story, and a rather delicious one at that.


Now available in our lovely mini caddies – a little leaf goes a long way!


  • Tea Type

    Black Tea

  • Taste Profile

    Refreshing, Rich

  • Tastes like

    Rich and rounded, with an uplifting freshness

  • Food pairing

    Try drinking with scones as part of afternoon tea

  • When to drink

    As a refreshing style of afternoon tea

Brew the perfect cup

Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.

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* * * - - Smoky flavour by Robyn on 27th May 2016

Tastes like breakfast tea with smoky overtones - reminds me of a more delicate version of Lapsang Souchong. Not for me, I prefer the citrus-type flavours in my tea.

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Item Code: 320002 / Net weight: 40g

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