Tea Grade: English Afternoon Black Tea
This is one of the most popular black tea blends on the market. English Afternoon Tea is a collaboration of tea grades from several types of tea-growing areas in Sri Lanka. We use high-grown, mid-grown, and lower elevation medium-type tea grades to make this wonderful afternoon tea.
Furthermore, this English Afternoon Tea has a bright medium strength with a delightful bouquet. It is a delicious pick-me-up that will see you through any afternoon!
At Acril Tea, we supply certified organic tea (USDA, EU, and JAS) as well as conventional tea in Sri Lanka.
What is English afternoon tea?
Most people refer to afternoon tea as a high tea or meat tea because we use it in the evening or after dinner.
A History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.
The Duchess asked that a tray of tea, bread, butter, and cake be brought to her room during the late afternoon. This became a habit of hers, and she began inviting friends to join her every day.
This pause for tea became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s, upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves, and hats for their afternoon tea.