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Miles Smugglers Gold 80 Tea Bags

Miles Smugglers Gold 80 Tea Bags

Best By Sep 2024

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Price Per Cup: $0.16 Per Cup
Body: Full Bodied
Apperance: Dark, Coppery
Aroma: Rich, Malty
Ingredients: Black Tea
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Miles Smugglers Gold in a Box of 80 Tea Bags

When making Smugglers Gold, Miles blends the best tea leaves from Assam (India), Kenya (Africa) and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Smugglers Gold is a full-flavor tea.

Although Miles Smugglers Gold may be unfamiliar to many tea drinkers outside of England, it is a one-of-a-kind tea. When making Smugglers Gold, Miles starts with traditional methods of tasting a variety of tea leaves and blending different teas to produce its special taste. Then, Miles add the latest manufacturing processes and packaging technology.

Smugglers Gold is an English Tea. It is smooth and full-bodied. Miles is a regional English Tea company whose tea tasters try each of the tea leaves used to make Smugglers Gold. As as result, you are ensured of high quality tea and the same great taste in every box. Miles Tea rates Smugglers Gold a 4 on the strength scale. It is the company's strongest tea.

The package of Smugglers Gold is wrapped in plastic to preserve quality and flavor. Smugglers Gold comes in a box of 80 tea bags. The box itself measures approximately 5 ½ inches in length, 6 1/8 inches in width and 2 ¼ inches in depth.

Each tea bag is packed with tea leaves. The tea bags come in the traditional square shape and measure approximately 2 ½ inches in length and 2 ½ inches in width.

To make Smugglers Gold, Miles blends tea leaves from Assam in India, Kenya in Africa and Sri Lanka. Blending tea leaves from a variety of countries in differing amounts, allows tea makers to achieve a specific taste. Most British teas companies blend tea leaves from Africa, India and Sri Lanka. The specific quantity of tea leaves from each region in this tea is a company secret.

All tea leaves used to make Smugglers Gold are part of the Ethical Tea Partnership, which creates a fairer, better, more sustainable tea industry for tea workers, farmers, and the environment.

Smugglers Gold is still blended and packed in England. Miles makes all their teas at the company facility in the town of Minehead in Somerset, which is located on England's southwest coast.

Although the company is familiar to many as DJ Miles Tea, it is now called Miles Tea. For the last 4 consecutive years, Miles has been included in Best Brands magazine top 5 UK Tea & Coffee brands. For 2017, Miles is ranked number 2. This outranks all other UK tea companies.

How to Make Perfect Cup of Miles Smugglers Gold Tea
For a black tea, such as Smugglers Gold, bring water to a rolling boil. Always use fresh water every time you make tea. Place the tea bag in the mug or pot and pour in the boiling water. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes and then remove the tea bag. Add a sweetener if you prefer. Smugglers Gold can be taken plain or with milk or lemon, whichever way you prefer.

Tea leaves from India (Assam), Africa (Kenya) and Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

Brand History:
Miles Tea
Minehead, Somerset, England

Today, Miles Tea is part of England's West Country, which is in the southwestern part of the country. Usually, the term includes the English counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Bristol.

Although the company is synonymous with Derek Miles, it actually started in 1888, when Henry Miles, Derek's grandfather, started Henry Miles & Co, a tea blending business in Birmingham, England.

In World War II, in 1941, the Miles Tea plant in Birmingham was bombed twice.

In 1951, current company head Derek Miles began his career in the tea business in London.

In 1961, Derek purchased a shop in the West Country and also worked as tea inspector.

In 1973, Derek purchased Henry Miles & Co and it became part of DJ Miles.

In 1996, tea production moved to its current home of Minehead, England.

In 2016, the company re-branded and became known as Miles Tea.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Carol M Hirsh
A Strong English Tea

I was very pleased with the Miles smugglers tea I ordered. I usually make it on those mornings when I wake up sleepy, and I need a strong, but favorable drink to get me started on my day.I also drink it on those late afternoons when I need a pickup, but want a tea that is nicely flavored. Smugglers tea does the trick!

Ben Stringer
Smugglers Gold

Have to admit it took a couple of mugs and then the flavor really showed.I expected this since this is a unique tea being from the Cornwall area.For my taste the flavor is of rich fresh bread as well as fragrance.Instead of the earthy malt teas I drink.Pares well with desserts,meals and Kendal pipe baccy.Heather honey does well with it.Unable to compare to any other teas.If you like variety,then definitely add this to your tea selection.Will purchase again when available.Shame it’s not sold as loose.Recomend buying and thank you Teadog for your expert advice and putting me on this grand tea.Maybe some day Teadog will carry Connemara. Tah-Rah

William Morgan
Good tea

Good tea. I need to use 5 bags for a 4 cup pot to get strength I like. Good with oat milk. Not as Bewleys Irish Breakfast, or Bewleys Gold, my go to brands.

Kathy Buono
Nice, mild tea

It is a mild tea and good but I still prefer Thompson's Irish Breakfast.

Mark Andrews
Excellent robust blend

This is my preference between the two Miles blends. It’s much stronger and closer to Yorkshire tea, which is our normal house tea. I would rate Smugglers just a smidge below Yorkshire Tea. But still very good.