The Drury Tea & Coffee Company, London-based speciality tea blender and coffee roaster, has once again this year added a Christmas tea to its best-selling pyramid-shaped speciality teabag range.
The limited edition tea, which is only available in the run-up to Christmas, is made from the finest black tea blended with apple, orange and Christmas spices. Warmly aromatic and spicy, with the rich scent of cinnamon and cloves, it is best served without milk.
The pyramid shape of the bag and the biodegradable material it is made from, permits the use of larger leaf teas and spices and allows the tea to brew more efficiently. Consequently, it delivers more taste, but without all the mess associated with loose leaf tea. The full range of pyramid teas – blended and packed in-house at Drury’s premises in south London – now comprises more than 30 different teas.
- Drury espresso coffee – Gunnery Blend
- Coffee in a can – From Drury
- Non-alcoholic drinks for grown-ups
The Christmas tea is packed in attractive Art Deco style packs of 15 for display and self-selection with a wholesale list price of £2.95. Alternatively, catering packs of 100 cost £16.20.
CHRISTMAS IN MANHATTAN
In celebration of the launch and to coincide with the festive season, Drury has created a new Christmas version of the iconic Manhattan cocktail using its Christmas pyramid teabags:
45ml Bourbon infused with Drury Christmas Tea
45ml Sweet Vermouth
dash orange bitters
To make Christmas tea infused bourbon: Infuse two pyramid tea bags in 250ml bourbon for 60 minutes. Squeeze tea bag well and discard.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Serve in a cocktail glass with a cocktail cherry.
Says Drury Director, Marco Olmi: “Our seasonal offering delivers the perfect taste of Christmas and the retail packs make perfect stocking fillers. The new pyramid packaging is particularly suitable for the blend. It allows the teas and spices to circulate and brew properly whilst at the same time avoiding any messy residue in the cup.”