Queen Catherine -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Queen Catherine - Sachets Bag of 50 Sachets - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Queen Catherine - Loose 1 lb. Bag - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Queen Catherine - Loose 4 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas

Queen Catherine

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Packaging Type:Sachets
Unit:Bag of 50 Sachets
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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.

Ingredients: Black tea.

Mike's Rating

1 Briskness
3 Body
2 Aroma
 Details: This tea has a backstory folded into another backstory. Queen Catherine was a British queen and she helped popularize tea drinking in England, so we call her the "Patron Saint of Tea." This tea was originally commissioned in 1988 by a branch of the Portuguese government as a project to improve the image of their country. The main project was to build a statue of Catherine of Braganza in the Queens Borough (that borough was named after her) in NYC. That project was dashed, however the tea lived on. It was a bright and exciting day when President of Portugal presented a tin of this tea to the President of China, and even better when the tea was exhibited at the Chinese Museum of Tea in Hangzhou China. This is the only tea from a western source at this famous tea museum.
 Dry Leaves: This mixture of three Chinese teas (Keemun, Panyang, & Yunnan) is made up of mostly dark leaves with golden tips.
 Liquor: A medium brown with dark rusty hues.
 Aroma: An interesting blend of muted cocoa and spice.
 Flavors: As might be expected of a good Chinese tea blend, the flavors are round and relaxed. The flavors come out a bit slower than a BLT. The flavors are a blend of dark honey, unsweetened cocoa and hints of spice.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Medium-bodied, not as full-bodied and intense as BLTs (British Legacy Tea). It fills the mouth nicely and tranquilly.
 Brewing Time: 4 to 5 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 212ยบ