Duchess of BedfordLoose Leaf Tea | Black
An elegant blend of muscatel Darjeeling, Ceylon and perfumed jasmine.
Fresh & invigorating
Lingering, muscatel notes
Slow down time
BLEND NO. 3511
Black tea and green tea blended with jasmine flowers and natural flavors
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Anna Russell's treats, sweet and savory, tempt. China clinks. Conversations charm. Time slows. Afternoon tea begins and a histroic moment lingers.
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For Duchess of Bedford
During the 19th century, it was the custom to take an early breakfast and a late supper. Anna Maria Stanhope, the seventh Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), found that this long gap between meals resulted in a "sinking feeling" at about four o'clock, and so invented afternoon tea as a way to fill the gap. Traditional Afternoon Tea includes an array of classic dishes such as scones with Devonshire cream and small finger sandwiches, including cucumber, chicken salad and smoked salmon.
Teas that pair well with dainty finger sandwiches, scones with devonshire cream and jam, and delectable desserts. Our Duchess of Bedford blend is an elegant blend of muscatel Darjeeling, Ceylon, and perfumed Jasmine.
Duchess of Bedford!
- St. Regis
BEST TEA EVER!!!
Rich, smooth, not too tannin but just a little kick, addicted since the 90s and order it by mail, couldn’t live without it, has helped me have balance in my life as it restores peace and meditative state when I drink it (I basically have an out of body experience) LOL
A very royal tea
What a delightful tea! Tealeaves has never disappointed me & this one is no exception, it makes you feel royal...
I first had this tea at the St. Regis and absolutely loved it, but I have never been able to find something similar. Then when I realized that Tealeaves makes this tea (as well as another lovely blend for the St. Regis), I ordered the largest size. It is so lovely, with a light floral flavor. Unlike some other black teas (including the St. Regis blend), though, this one can suffer and cause a weird aftertaste if it's steeped too long.