Edinburgh Highland Blend 25 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags (Best By Jul 2020)

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Edinburgh Highland Blend in a Box of 25 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags 
Perfect for the afternoon, Edinburgh Highland Blend is a delicate and light tea. 

Most of the tea leaves for Highland Blend come from Africa, specially East of the Rift Valley in Kenya.   Teas in this region of  Kenya are grown and processed by small growers, which are organized as the KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Agency) cooperatives. These growers produce tea with a bright, golden color and fantastic flavor.   Tea can be taken black, with milk or lemon.

Tea from Kenya.

Brand History:
Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company
Edinburgh, Scotland

This is directly from the company:

At Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company, our mission is straightforward. And that is to achieve quality, integrity and excellent customer service, without exception. Our core purpose is to support our clients in delivering quality, specialist beverages to the consumer. Our vision is to be Scotland’s number one, specialty hot beverages supplier. We know we’ll achieve this. We’ve seen it in the tea leaves.

The company goes back to 1812. Ships moved cargo from the New World directly into Edinburgh's port. Only the best tea arrived from across the world. The company started as an Edinburgh grocery selling spices and delicacies. The first store was started in Canongate, then the city center. Later, facilities at Princes Street and George Street, and a warehouse in Drummond Street were added.

In the beginning, the business focused on tea. The firm was the first merchant in Britain to import tea outside of London. The clipper Isabella arrived in Edinburgh's port in 1835. Known for quality, the company was selected in 1837 by Queen Victoria to provide tea and coffee to royals houses in Scotland.

Edinburgh Tea and Coffee continued to grow and expand. In 1921, the company moved wholesale and export to a larger operation in the city of Leith. The bigger facility allowed exports to grow quickly, especially after World War II.

The company expanded from just Eastern Europe before World War II to the rest of the globe after 1945. The retail stores remained successful until the 1960s. In November 1986, the company became part of Premier Brands. In 1991, a management buyout allowed the firm to be reborn as Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Limited.

Today, the company focuses on blending tea and roasting coffee. The company operates from Portobello, Scotland, Edinburgh seaside town.

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  • 5
    A lovely cuppa!

    Posted by Knh on Mar 30th 2017

    Happy to have found a new excellent tea to sip with a shortbread at tea time!

  • 5
    Simply delightful!

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 13th 2013

    This is one of three Scottish teas I purchased in preparation for a coming trip to Scotland. The others were Scottish Blend and Brodies Scottish Breakfast Tea. The Edinburgh Highland Blend quickly became my favorite of the three. It has a delightful light, clean taste - full of flavor but not too heavy. It's the perfect companion to a full breakfast or savored with a biscuit or solo. Some who prefer a stronger wake-me-up may find it a tad light to their taste, but as a new tea drinker I could not be happier. As good as it is to start the day, it's an even better light afternoon tea!