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To give our blend its refreshing flavour, strength and colour we use top quality Assam and African teas. In the tea trade we’re renowned for paying more to get the pick of the crop. Our experts travel the world to find the people who grow the best teas, which we then blend together using our secret recipe to create a traditional, satisfying brew.
If someone were to say “we’re having proper English Tea” – this is the tea I would envision. It is brisk and bold… strong and stout! It has a “chewy” texture to it with a nice malty note. Who’d have thought you could get so much flavor from one tea bag.
But then, this is no ordinary tea bag. This isn’t the kind of tea that I grew up with… but I wish I had, because I think I might have had a greater appreciation for tea when I was young. As it is, my childhood memories of tea involve a little white, yellow and red wrapper, and a liquid that didn’t really taste all that good…
This is the kind of tea that one could drink in the morning to give them that encouragement to get up and go, while still being smooth enough to be enjoyed at a garden tea party with friends. It has a bright, ambitious flavor that goes well with milk and honey, or perhaps a lump (or two) and a splash of cream. It would also be quite nice with a thin slice of citrus. And as my initial unadorned taste revealed, it’s also very good – albeit rather strong! – served straight without any additions.
A very pleasant … proper cuppa!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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