5 Beloved Teas: A Guide for Tea Aficionados

Tea Blends

Text by Bruce Richardson. Photography by John O’Hagan. 

Many tea blends have developed over the centuries according to the preference of individual tea-drinking nationalities. The British market has heavily influenced America’s taste for tea blends. Although our thirst for independence has brought about a more adventurous attitude toward tea in recent years, many of the most popular blends on American tea menus remain flavored by British tradition. When it comes to blending, there are no standardized recipes, and tea purveyors create blends to suit their palates and the tastes of their customers. 


Bruce Richardson is the owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and the author of The New Tea Companion.  

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