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National Portrait Gallery

Queen Charlotte - Flowering Tea Bulbs

Handcrafted Chinese Tea

Introducing our collaborative teabag collection with the National Portrait Gallery.

We have paired our Artisan Flowering Tea Bulbs with a stunning portrait of Queen Charlotte pulled from the Gallery collection especially for you. Bringing you this beautiful limited edition teabag offering, perfect for this gifting season.

From: Fujian Province, China

Queen Charlotte - 5 Flowering Tea Bulbs
Delivery Info

Shipping policy

 

 UK Deliveries

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£3.50, Free - over £35

Royal Mail

2-5 days, Tracked

Tracked

£6.50, Free - over £100

DPD

1-3 days, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Delivered Monday - Friday, Tracked

Saturday

£15.00

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

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From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Fedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

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Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

 

Rest of the World

 

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Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

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Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

If you have any questions, please contact us via sales@theteamakers.co.uk | 01322284923

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

Perfectly Paired Tea


We have paired our Artisan Flowering Tea Bulbs with this stunning oil painting, within the National Portrait Gallery collection, of Queen Charlotte, who ruled over England as Queen Consort from her marriage to King George III in 1761 until her death in 1818.

Charlotte and George went on to have fifteen children and she was the mother of two future kings.

Known for her sweet natured disposition, the beauty was patron of the arts and an amateur botanist who helped expand Kew Gardens. She also introduced the Christmas tree to Britain, after decorating one for a festive party for children from Windsor in 1800.

Ingredients


Green tea, jasmine flowers, rose buds, marigold petals, osmanthus lilly flowers, chysanthemum and roselle.

Tasting notes


This tea offers an intensely floral aroma and clear yellowish infusion. A delicate and soothing cup with osmanthus, jasmine and rose notes with clean floral mouthfeel.

Region


Fujian is a coastal province in Southeastern China on the shores of the South China sea, facing the 110 mile-wide Taiwan Strait. The province is mostly mountainous and heavily covered in dense forests. The elevation varies from sea level to 2,174m at the peak of Mount Huanggang, in the Wuyi Mountains, offering a formidable natural barrier between the coast and the interior of China.

Learn more about the Fujian Region, China

Rivers are of great importance for transport and irrigation. The climate here is temperate Humid Subtropical (CFA), with hot summers of high rainfalls and cool, dryer winters, with occasional snow in the northwest and at higher altitude. Across the year, the skies are mostly cloud-covered, with low wind. The province has a whole as varied vegetation, ranging from tropical to cold temperate species.

At lower elevations, the subtropical forests are home to evergreens, hardwood trees and confiners, lianas and ferns, along with a diverse fauna which includes many birds, amphibials and reptiles. Higher up, deciduous trees, conifers and rhododendrons are plentiful. Oolong, Black and smoked teas originate from the Wuyi mountains, in the North of the province.; whilst the white teas hail from Fuding and Zhenghe counties, closer to the coast, but still elevated, on rich, fertile forest soils. Rice cultivation is common in the valleys.

How to brew

1 bulb

1 bulb

80°C

80°C

400ml

400ml

3 mins

3 mins

Queen Charlotte - Flowering Tea Bulbs

£9.45