“Elizabeth likes things pretty in pink. A southern belle, perhaps just in mind. A girly girl grown to a person who adores tradition. Downtown abbey, When calls the heart and perhaps another show from the Hallmark channel is in her to watch list on Netflix. She likes to go all out in terms of decoration and food for festivities and on traditional holidays.”
Do you know an Elizabeth? Or have a person in mind that sounds like her and you need to shop a gift for? Then you are at the right place. In this tea gift guide we list our recommendations for gifts concerning tea. If you want to explore other tea gift guides, click here.
Recommended tea for Elizabeth: Black tea
Black tea might be the most well know sort of tea worldwide. A tea with a rich tradition and history and the most well known beverage in the British culture. Breakfast, Afternoon or High Tea, all are served with black tea. It’s has a dosis of caffeine and it’s strong in flavor. The famous blends that are created by famous tea producers have the same taste and quality year after year. With combining different crops from different regions together with perfuming of flavoring of the fermented and oxidized leaves it’s the art of the tea master to combine this perfectly to the taste pallet.
Recommended tea blend for Elizabeth: Earl Grey
Earl Grey is a blend of black tea perfumed with bergamot oil. Many tales about it’s origin circle around this blend. But it is said to be named after Charles Earl Grey, the 2nd Earl of Grey. He was the British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. He is one of the founders of the reform act of 1832 and his government also succeeded in the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. According to the famous British tea producer Twinings, Earl Grey like the blend so much that they named it after him. The Grey family, however, have said it was developed to suit the water at Howick Hall, the family seat in Northumberland, using bergamot in particular to offset the hard local water. Today it one of the most distinct flavors of the black tea blends.