This classic afternoon tea has hints of strawberry with lemon overtones. One of our most requested teas for tea parties.
Edith Helen Chaplin was known as Lady Londonderry after her husband inherited the title of "7th Marquess of Londonderry" in 1915. She aided her husband by setting up an Officers' Hospital in her house during WWI, and was the first woman to be appointed to be a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Military Division.
Another famous Londonderry was Annie Cohen Kopchovsky. She was the first woman to bike around the world in the 1890's. Londonderry Lithia, a spring water company paid her $100 to carry its name on her bike and also convinced her to take on its name. She was known from then on as Annie Londonderry.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 4 minutes.
Pairing Suggestions: Strawberry tart, cream cheese sandwiches, baguette with creamery butter.
Black tea, freeze dried strawberry, natural dried lemon balm, calendula + sunflower petals. With other natural flavors.,