English Afternoon is an uplifting black tea with a gentle note of bergamot. Its style sits between the robust English Breakfast tea and more floral Earl Grey. As such, it makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
To make it, the Tea Masters at Ahmad Tea balance delicate Darjeeling with malty Assam, rich Kenyan and brisk Ceylon teas. This special blend gives Ahmad Tea's English Afternoon its full yet lively flavour. A little bergamot flavouring adds an exotic citrusy note.
Delicately balanced, this English Afternoon Tea makes a lovely restorative cuppa. Try it lightly steeped for an energising brew, or add a slice of lemon to bring out the tea’s zesty notes. To really enjoy this tea at its best though, serve it strong with a splash of milk and your favourite afternoon treats.
Afternoon tea is a much-loved British tradition. It started in the Victorian era as a way for society ladies to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner. Fancy sandwiches and cakes were served with fine teas at around 4pm, and the rest is history. The Victorians also loved their horse racing, where afternoon tea was soon being enjoyed.