Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘love’ with Assam and Darjeeling Tea

Queen Elizabeth II’s ‘love’ with Assam and Darjeeling Tea

Guwahati: Queen Elizabeth II who had ascended to the throne in 1952, about 5 years after India’s independence, had a particular love for Assam and Darjeeling Tea.

Everybody in Buckingham Palace knew about Queen Elizabeth’s love for a grand afternoon tea, a convention which lasted for 70 lengthy years.    

Apparently, the late monarch had very specific preferences when it got here to choosing her tea leaves, specifically procured from a number of the most interesting tea gardens in Assam and Darjeeling hills.

In 2018, Queen Elizabeth’s private butler Grant Harrold had revealed as to how the late monarch at all times used to take out time to sit down down for her afternoon tea wherever she was.

Harrold had revealed that she loved Assam and Darjeeling tea in addition to her each day brew of conventional Earl Gray.

Nonetheless, the royal butler by no means revealed the names of the tea gardens in Assam and Darjeeling from the place Buckingham Palace used to acquire the tea leaves for Queen Elizabeth II.  

The late queen’s tea-sipping behavior was fairly just like the Indian tea connoisseurs – boiling scorching tea. Apparently, she by no means preferred a lukewarm teapot. She at all times used to sip her favourite tea from bone china teacups.

Harrold had additionally revealed that the late monarch had a really particular set of steps that she most well-liked whereas having Assam Tea:

1. Pour the tea into the cup from a teapot,

2. Add milk to the cup after the tea and by no means earlier than

3. Stir backwards and forwards (by no means use a round movement and by no means contact the perimeters).