Some people prefer coffee, others do like tea, or drink both. Myself I am more of a tea person and never drink coffee. As I was drinking Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te I was wondering how many tea blends with a royal name there actually are. The Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te by Hedebogård is nowadays simply called Mary’s Te. If I remember well, soon after I got it many years ago (it still tasts quite good) – some of my colleagues bought it for me at Tivoli in Copenhagen – the company had to change the name, as they hadn’t ask for permission to use the name of the Danish Crown Princess. It is a mixture of Chinese and Ceylon tea with four different citrus aroma. I also have Queen Mary Tea from Twinings of London. Both are loose tea by the way.
In case someone ever wants to throw a real royal tea party, here are some other tea blends with a royal or noble name:
- Anastasia Tea by Kusmi Tea, named after “Princess” Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II
- Crown Princess Blend by A.C. Perch’s Thehandel, named after Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
- Diamond Jubilee – Queen Elizabeth II Blend from Grey’s Teas
- Duchess Georgiana Tea by Birdhouse Tea Company
- Duchess of Bedford Tea by Tea Leaves
- Duke & Duchess Tea by The London Tea Merchant in honour of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
- Duke of Wellington Tea by Mariage Frères
- Earl Grey Tea by Twinings of London, supposedly named after the 2nd Earl Grey
- Highgrove Organic Prince of Wales Loose Tea
- Ib Antoni Prince of Denmark Tea by A.C. Perch’s Thehandel, named after Prince Christian of Denmark
- Queen Adelaide Black Tea from The Devotea
- Queen Anne Tea by Fortnum & Mason
- Queen Catherine (of Braganza) Tea by Harney & Sons. She apparently introduced her love of tea to the British
- Queen Elizabeth Black Tea by Grosche
- Queen Mary English Tea by The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co
- Queen Victoria Tea by The Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Co
- Prince Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding Blend by Assam Tea’s
- Prince of Wales Tea by Twinings of London
- Prince Vladimir Tea by Kusmi Tea, named after Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Kiev
- Prince William Blend by The English Tearoom, created on the occasion of the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton
- Royal Blend Tea by Fortnum & Mason, created for King Edward VII
- Tsarina Samovar Blend by The Coffee & Tea Exchange
Tsar Nicholas Blend by High Teas London
By the way I guess that often these blends are also created by other companies. If you know of other royal tea, let me know so I can add them to the list.
2 thoughts on “Royal tea blends”
I prefer iced tea and hot tea.
Is that something American to call it hot tea? (just wondering) I know iced tea, but otherwise tea to me is usually always hot.