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Friday, 7 August 2015

The Friday Review....Waterloo Gunpowder Blend, Fortnum & Mason

Hello there,

It's Friday morning....and that means one thing at Tea With Me and Friends towers.....so put your kettle on, make a cuppa and enjoy our Friday tea review!

Recently we were very lucky to receive something rather special through the post.....

Waterloo Gunpowder Blend
Fortnum & Mason

To commemorate the Battle of Waterloo Fortnum & Mason have introduced this special blend of tea. Now I didn't know this....but throughout the Napoleonic Wars, Fortnum & Mason supplied officers of Wellington’s army with the comforts of home, including tea.

I decided a tea from Fortnum & Mason needed to be tasted in my gorgeous Fortnum & Mason cup....

Waterloo Gunpowder Blend Tea & cup from Fortnum & Mason

Before we look at the actual tea I think we should take a closer look at the beautiful packaging, from the italic script to the wax seal...it's quite a theatrical tea....

Let's take a look at the tea leaves.....

Waterloo Gunpowder Blend - Fortnum & Mason

The blend is largely made from the robust Gunpowder green tea, but also contains It is then equal portions of golden Yunnan leaf and Keemun, giving a slightly lighter finish. This is a punchy tea, with a smooth finish - perfect for a morning cuppa.

Waterloo Gunpowder Blend tea from Fortnum & Mason 

I brewed my tea with freshly boiled water for about two minutes and I enjoyed it black, however it can be enjoyed with a splash of milk if you prefer.

The tea is available from Fortnum & Mason at £9.95 for 150g. For more information please see the Fortnum & Mason website.

I'd like to thank Fortnum & Mason for sending us this wonderful tea to sample. Please note that although we have received a complimentary box of tea, this has not affected our taste buds and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Have you tried any of the Fortnum & Mason teas? Which is your favourite?

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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