The Charm of Abbey Road Apple January 11 2016
Although apples have a long history in the United States, the cultivation of apples is thought to have originated in ancient Rome. The Romans brought the trees to England, and in turn, the British brought them to Massachusetts. It’s believed that John Endicott, an early governor of the Massachusetts colony brought the first trees to North America in 1629. The apple spread across the States, thanks to the hard work of John Chapman, otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed. He traveled the country on foot planting apple trees. Somewhere along the line, someone struck upon baked apples sprinkled with cinnamon. We are certainly glad they did. Brewing a pot of this tea is like baking an apple pie in a teapot, absolutely delicious. We only use teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nowara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. Dimbula and the western estates of Nuware Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb., whereas UVa and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have heir peak in Jul/Aug. This dual peak period allows us to buy the best for our flavoured tea several times a year. These high-grown districts produce teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character, noted by the floral bouquet and flavour notes, touches of astringency and bright coppery colour. Perfect as the base of flavoured teas. Tests have been made from various other origins around the world but none made the grade. Flavouring oils, not artificial crystals, give the tea drinker high quality tea that tastes great. Equally enjoyable hot or as iced tea.