An historic blend of black teas from India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan. Eight at the Fort has a distinctive flavor that makes a particularly good Breakfast or English tea.
Eight at the Fort Tea has a rich historic beginning. Eight special teas were carefully chosen and blended for a peace conference held in June of 1997. Along with Bill Clinton, seven foreign dignitaries drank this blend at The Fort restaurant in Denver, Colorado. This was so there was no bias of tea from any one country. Eight at the Fort tea is for the black tea lovers. It truly is a great breakfast or English tea, but does well at any time of the day.
Black tea comes from the camellia sinensis bush. Black tea leaves are fully oxidized and produce a deep rich body, full flavor brew with a beautiful amber color. In contrast to green tea which does not go through the oxidation process. Consistently green tea has a much quieter flavor of tea.
During the oxidation process, oxygen comes in contact with the enzymes inside the tea leaf. This contact produces wonderful deep flavors. The flavor of each black tea varies depending upon the region in which the tea grows, weather conditions, and then finally the preparation of the tea.