The majority of our strong teas come from the hot tropical climate of east India, where high rainfall and humidity give Assam teas their rich, full-bodied liquor and smooth malty flavour. Refreshing and invigorating, these teas offer strength and flavour, and provide an excellent start to the day.
In this classic Fortnum's blend, low-grown Flowery Pekoe from Ceylon lends an uplifting note to the maltier Assam to make a very traditional cup of tea. First blended for King Edward VII in the summer of 1902, Royal Blend has been popular ever since for its smooth, almost honey-like flavour.
Use boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes depending on taste. Best drunk with milk
Sturdy and refreshing
Ideal at any time of day