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Stanley Mason's family had worked with tea for three generations in England. In 1933, he came to New York to help Americans learn to love tea. In 1960, he retired to Salisbury, Connecticut and started Sarum Teas. It was then that he met John Harney. In 1970 he sold Sarum to John and another man. John agreed to get into the tea industry under the condition that "Stanley would teach him everything." And Stanley did pass on the experience of three generations of teamen on to John. This tea was done to honor Stanley. Stanley would be so pround of John and his three generations of teamen!
Dry Leaves The lighter leaves of the Darjeeling contrast the dark Assam.
Liquor A medium brown tea, lightened slightly by the Darjeeling.
Aroma The aromas are subduded. Those that are apparent are dark malt and citrus aromas.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This is a nice medium bodied tea, just that way Stanley liked it.
Flavors Stanley did like his milk and sugar in his tea and this blend is a good canvas of mild dark honey and citrus.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Stanley's Blend

“Before learning from Stanley Mason, tea was just a nice drink. He showed me how to make great teas and also taught me the traditions of tea. What he gave to me, I passed on down to my sons. Please enjoy this simple blend of Assam and Darjeeling." - John Harney
“Before learning from Stanley Mason, tea was just a nice drink. He showed me how to make great teas and also taught me the traditions of tea. What he gave to me, I passed on down to my sons. Please enjoy this simple blend of Assam and Darjeeling." - John Harney
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Stanley's Blend - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-214
$2.00
Stanley's Blend - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44440
$6.50
Stanley's Blend - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41809
$20.00

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“Before learning from Stanley Mason, tea was just a nice drink. He showed me how to make great teas and also taught me the traditions of tea. What he gave to me, I passed on down to my sons. Please enjoy this simple blend of Assam and Darjeeling." - John Harney

Customer Reviews

Bart

4/13/15

Top Drawer
Average Review:

I use a heaping teaspoon to 8 oz at 200F for 4.5 minutes. Makes a wonderful, medium strength tea, yet more than strong enough to hold up to a dash of milk. No sugar, please.The Assam comes through along with the slight sweetness and astringency of the Darjeeling. Am very happy with this find. If you read the accounts of the old school traders and tasters, many adopted the Assam/Darjeeling blend as their own personal favorite.

Oren

1/26/15

Thin!
Average Review:

I'm not sure if my batch was simply left over from a previous bunch, but I found the aroma lacking, and the body absolutely abysmal. What was there, was quite good, but no matter what I do I cannot for the life of me get enough of anything out of this tea to make it worth a cup instead of something else better!

Danyelle

1/10/13

Classic Blend
Average Review:

Stanley’s Blend is a classic black British tea. It is deep and robust. It did not satisfy my expectations of a reliable cup because it left a dried out feeling in my mouth. But, I would never turn it down!

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