Robert Fortune Loose Tea

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Robert Fortune Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314823
£8.00 - £13.50

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    • Loose Tea Pouch, 100g
      £8.00
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 100g
      £13.50

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  • Description
    Our Robert Fortune Blend is an ode to one of the most extraordinary figures in tea 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 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.
  • Ingredients

    Black Tea, 2%, Camellia Tea Flowers

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Rich and rounded, with an uplifting freshness

FOOD PAIRING

Try drinking with scones as part of afternoon tea

Numerology

NO.

57

In the spirit of espionage, we’ve given this tea the code 57 – reached by adding up the numbers in Robert Fortune’s date of birth, 16/11/1812.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Blended

Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.

Robert Fortune: Tea's 007

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.

Black Tea

Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics.