Between the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, it seems like the right time to be reviewing a tea with so many connotations of Britishness. Just see their website! Victory Tea describe themselves as the “premium bulk-buy tea brand” and it’s clear to see why.
I won a trial box of 16 teabags from Victory Tea via Twitter and when the package arrived through my front door I couldn’t wait to see what was inside.
Here’s a peek at the tea’s packaging:
Ever since I saw Twinings were releasing a special loose leaf tea blend to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming Diamond Jubilee, I wanted to try it. Tea is synonymous with Britain, and what better representative is there for our country’s finest drink than official royal warrant holders, Twinings?
(Apologies for the bad quality of the pictures, I used my phone!)
I love this cute tea strainer from London’s oldest department store, Fortnum & Mason. Add tea leaves to this strainer and put it directly in your cup or mug then simply throw away the leaves after brewing. I like the small touch of engraving the word ‘tea’ in different languages around the strainer’s rim.
Fortnum & Mason
Top hat tea strainer