my cuppa today is partly Prince of Wales tea and partly Exotic Fruit Sencha
I didn't have much left of the Prince of Wales tea
so I adulterated it.
Prince of Wales is a royal tea blend typically served in the afternoon with scones. It produces a cup that is mild, but full bodied, with a bright liquor and strong smell. The blend is made from China black teas. The strong earthy scent of Prince of Wales Tea comes from high grade Keemun tea from the Annhui Province. The Keemun is blended with other teas from around China such as Gunpowder, Oolong, and Lucky Dragon for a mild and complex cup. The tea was a personal blend of Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII.
Edward VIII was the prince who caused a major scandal by marrying the American socialite, Wallis Simpson.
Sencha Tea is a Japanese green tea
when choosing green tea, you have basically 2 choices:
Matcha green tea is powdered
Sencha green tea is the whole leaf
"Depending upon the temperature of the water in which it is decocted, the flavor will be different, and this also is the appeal of sencha. With relatively not too hot water, it is relatively mellow; with hot water, it is more astringent."
maybe Wallis Simpson was "the whole leaf"
with something exotic thrown in there as well
and they both ended up in hot water
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