Tea today

May. 29th, 2017 10:46 pm
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https://www.harney.com/products/queen-catherine

"We created Queen Catherine, a Harney & Sons signature blend of three Chinese black teas (Keemun, Panyang and Yunnan), in honor of Queen Catherine of Braganza, who introduced her love of tea to the British. We are privileged to have this tea featured in the Museum of Tea in Hangzhou, China. Harney & Sons is the only Western tea company who has received this honor."

Okay, so then Wikipedia says:

"Catherine of Braganza (Portuguese: Catarina de Bragança; 25 November 1638 – 31 December 1705) was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685, by marriage to King Charles II. She also served as regent of Portugal during the absence of her brother in 1701 and 1704-05, after her return to Portugal as widow. Catherine was born into the House of Braganza, the most senior noble house of Portugal, which became Portugal's royal house after Catherine's father, John, 8th Duke of Braganza, was proclaimed King John IV after deposing the House of Habsburg in 1640."


And as a TEA, what we have is a nicely balanced blend, strength-equivalent to English breakfast, but with the sweeter/mildly smoky/less tannic notes that make it Chinese. I would *absolutely* put boba in it, and be glad of the opportunity to do so.
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