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