Lady Betty Black Tea
Lady Betty Black Tea
Certified Fairtrade organic Dianhong black tea
Yunnan Province, China
May - August
Certified organic sweet orange peel, certified organic rose petals, cornflower petals and bergamot oil
100°C 1 level tspn 3min
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Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Total: 84%. FLO ID 23557 www.fairtrade.com.au
NASAA certified organic. Cert no 3776P
Hand harvested and crafted by organic artisan tea farmers. Packaged by hand in Agnes Water, Queensland, Australia.
FROM THE FOUNDER
My son named this tea. We were driving into town a while back, stopping in at the local supermarket and Peter was asking if he could name a tea for the new tea collection. Not wanting to discourage his creativity, I gently probe him for some suggestions. First he asks what "morning" might sound like in French, perhaps that could sound fancy. Unfortunately my French is non-existent without google translate. He then suggests some Russian words.
The Russian language is many things, but fancy (or frankly, readable to the average Joe on the street) is not one of them. As we pull into a car park at the entry of our brand new supermarket, the pride of Agnes Water, Peter says, "How about we name the tea after a LONG STANDING WELL RESPECTED AGNES WATER / 1770 RESIDENT?". I look up and see these words etched into a plaque nailed to the wall marking the opening, 18th October, 2014 with Betty Mergard's name at the top. You see, Betty Mergard is quite an icon in our little town. She's also a good friend and someone I respect deeply. Her family started visiting the region over 30 years ago when there was nothing but a dirt track leading all the way from Bundaberg and a handful of houses. The trip that now takes around 1 hr 20 min by sealed bitumen then took a good part of the day. Betty and her family were pioneers here, they invested heavily in the community, build the local Baptist church and established the marina which is now quite an icon for the town with their distinctive pink LARC tours (a kind of strange looking boat that drives through sand and water, it's really quite a fun trip). Indeed, there was even a decommissioned LARC named Lady Elizabeth in the ranks.
It really was quite an ingenious idea from my 8 year old son. We had the tea already created and the name matched perfectly. A dash of rose petals blended with Tielka's favourite breakfast blend black tea, some bergamot oil, cornflower petals and sweet orange peel. It's a new take on our Earl Royale Black Tea and a new favourite in the Tielka Tea Collection.