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Duchess of Bedford

Loose Leaf Tea | Black

An elegant blend of muscatel Darjeeling, Ceylon and perfumed jasmine.

$24 USD
Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

Afternoon
Pick-Me-Up

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Blending Notes
  • Aroma

    Fresh & invigorating

  • Palate

    Lingering, muscatel notes

  • Purpose

    Slow down time

BLEND NO. 3511

Ingredients

Black tea and green tea blended with jasmine flowers and natural flavors

High Caffeine
Sustainability

Our loose leaf is packed in tins that are recyclable and can be disposed of in your blue bin. Our tins are also food-safe and can be repurposed for many things including spices and other dried ingredients. Learn More about sustainability at TEALEAVES.

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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.

About This Blend

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. Complimenting your very best china, the three-tiered cake stand is the centerpiece of any Afternoon Tea party. Traditionally, it is customary to serve dainty finger sandwiches at the bottom, scones in the middle, and petits fours up top. With this display, you and your guests would start with the savory sandwiches and move your way up. Don't forget the devonshire cream and jam for the scones!

MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA
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1 Tsp

Water

Water
8 oz

Fire

Fire
210°F

Time

Steep
2-3 Min

Your FAQs, Answered
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!

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SV
01/05/2021
Stevie V.
Canada Canada

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

MH
10/23/2020
Mary H.
United States United States

A very royal tea

What a delightful tea! Tealeaves has never disappointed me & this one is no exception, it makes you feel royal...

V
07/03/2020
Victoria
United States United States

Delightful Tea

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.

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