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UNDERSTANDING TEA TYPES AND FLAVORS WITH BERNADINE TAY




Wedgwood is synonymous with tea-drinking.

Starting with the use of Wedgwood teaware by Queen Charlotte in the mid 18th century, ‘drinking of tea’ was made fashionable among the world’s Royal households and led to Josiah Wedgwood being granted permission to style himself 'Potter to Her Majesty.’ A few years later, the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia ordered a Wedgwood service for fifty people, which consisted of 952 hand-painted pieces of gardens and English scenery.



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The trend of tea drinking soon became popular with the Upper Classes of England, who began collecting Wedgwood’s celebrated teaware. By the 1840s, late suppers became increasing fashionable and the rise of ‘Afternoon Tea’ - devised by the Duchess of Bedford - created a new afternoon meal to fill the gap, consisting of teas (usually black like Darjeeling) paired with cakes, savories and sandwiches.

Today, the Wonderlust collection of innovative teaware and tea blends delivers a new tea experience.



UNDERSTANDING TEA TYPES WITH BERNADINE TAY




Wedgwood’s tea designer Bernadine Tay knows a thing or two about tea. A master tea blender and founder of Quinteassential, she started organically, selling her first teas at farmer's markets in Cheshire. Her passion and appreciation drives her love of tea by mapping blends to culture and a multisensory experience.

Here, Bernadine shares her knowledge of tea and brewing techniques so we can enjoy and appreciate the flavors in every sip.



Bernadine Tay


“If you know how someone takes their tea, you’re more likely to make a stronger connection with them” – Bernadine Tay




MAIN TEA TYPES AND HOW TO BREW LOOSE LEAF TEA


Bernadine Tay - Tea Types


WHITE TEA

White teas are the most simply processed of all teas, but often the most challenging to perfect. Their sweet, often fruity flavor, soft texture and thirst quenching character make them a great choice for drinking throughout the day.

GREEN TEA

Green teas have vibrant grassy flavors, sublime natural sweetness and a satisfying silky texture. Green teas are often given additional ingredients for a variety of flavors.

OOLONG / BLUE

Many consider oolong teas to be the most rewarding tea type to explore. They offer an amazing array of flavors, from light and floral to dark, rich and roasted.

BLACK

Black teas offer unique richness and intensity of flavor. Delicious examples from the world's great tea regions include the fragrant Darjeeling to smooth Ceylon and other spiced varieties. The more golden and darker colored black teas are better suited to milk – if required.

HERBAL AND FRUIT TEAS

Herbal and fruit teas are not true teas as they do not derive from the plant camellia sinensis. They are an infusion of spices, fruits, or other plant material in hot water. They do not usually contain caffeine.

For all teas it may be worth tasting the tea at 30 second intervals for best results. All loose leaf teas can be reused up to 2 more times using the same method, giving an interesting taste development.



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WONDERLUST TEA TYPES


Wonderlust Tea blends are Wedgwood’s own bespoke collection of six unique tea blends with extraordinary new flavors and aromas curated by Bernadine Tay. Each one has been carefully curated to evoke stories, places and experiences from around the world.

Here’s Wedgwood’s Tea Designer Bernadine Tay’s guide to each Wonderlust tea blend, how to brew and what to serve with the teas to bring out the extra notes and flavors.

For chocolate and cheese, we recommend using premium and locally sourced brands.



WONDERLUST ROCOCO FLOWERS


Fruit Infusion Tea

TEA TYPE: White tea with notes of Ylang Ylang and Galangal. A light bodied, aromatic tea that has a lingering floral aroma of the flower Ylang Ylang and orange flowers. Gentle but easily noticeable is the slightly spicy note of Galangal root. Rococo Flowers is also combined with Bamboo leaves and white cornflowers for a feminine touch.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 80°C for 2 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: On its own or with light salads, fish and seafood.


Wonderlust Rococo Flowers

Wonderlust Camellia

WONDERLUST CAMELLIA


Green Tea & Blossom

TEA TYPE: Green tea with pink cornflowers and notes of aloe vera. A light bodied and cleansing green tea with soothing notes of Aloe Vera, laced with flamingo, feathery pink cornflowers.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 80°C for 3 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Milk chocolate releases the sweet aloe vera notes in the tea. Light salads, chicken and mild cheeses.





WONDERLUST BLUE PAGODA


Herbal Blend Tea

TEA TYPE: Oolong tea with hints of jasmine and mango. A medium bodied tea with a balanced fragrance of flowers and fruit.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 90°C for 3 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Rich dark chocolate complements and enhances the notes of mango and jasmine. Cold cut meats and creamy desserts.


Wonderlust Blue Pagoda

Wonderlust Oriental Jewel

WONDERLUST ORIENTAL JEWEL


Black Sencha Tea

TEA TYPE: Black tea with juniper berries and sandalwood. A medium bodied black tea blend with fragrant sandalwood, juniper berries with notes of pine. Herbaceous and intriguing reminiscent of a gin and tonic.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 100°C for 4 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Goats or cheddar Cheese. Beautifully balanced it leaves a soft and nutty flavor on the palate.





WONDERLUST CRIMSON JEWEL


Fruit Infusion Tea

TEA TYPE: A medley of red fruits. A caffeine-free herbal blend of red fruits: Apple, Cranberry, Strawberry Raspberry and Hibiscus. Tangy, this brews a beautiful crimson color.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or iced. Brew at 100°C for 5 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Salmon and smoked dishes.


Wonderlust Crimson Jewel

Wonderlust Yellow Tonquin

WONDERLUST YELLOW TONQUIN


Herbal Blend Tea

TEA TYPE: Mixed herbs and flowers with lemongrass, basil and blackberry leaves. A caffeine-free herbal blend of mixed herbs and flowers. An herbaceous character laced with sweet citrus notes.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or iced. Brew at 100°C for 5 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Light salad and meaty dishes.









TAKE THE EXPERIENCE HOME


“Treasured gifts inspired by the wonders of travel”

There’s no better way to experience an invigorating blend of Wonderlust Tea than poured from a fine bone china teapot into a cup and saucer.

For the ultimate tea taking experience at home, or simply as a unique gift for a tea enthusiast, the Wonderlust collection offers teaware which includes teacups & saucers, mugs, picture frames, gift bowls, gift trays and more in six captivating designs - all inspired by the wonders of travel and Wedgwood’s heritage.



Wonderlust Map


CONTINUE THE WONDERLUST EXPRESS JOURNEY


To discover more about the inspiration and designs behind each Wonderlust tea blend and learn more brewing techniques from tea designer Bernadine Tay, look out for the latest articles on our Be Inspired page, follow our social channels and sign up to our newsletter.

#Wedgwood

#WedgwoodWonderlust



Wonderlust



UNDERSTANDING TEA TYPES AND FLAVORS WITH BERNADINE TAY



Wedgwood is synonymous with tea-drinking.

Starting with the use of Wedgwood teaware by Queen Charlotte in the mid 18th century, ‘drinking of tea’ was made fashionable among the world’s Royal households and led to Josiah Wedgwood being granted permission to style himself 'Potter to Her Majesty.’ A few years later, the Empress Catherine the Great of Russia ordered a Wedgwood service for fifty people, which consisted of 952 hand-painted pieces of gardens and English scenery.



Wonderlust


The trend of tea drinking soon became popular with the Upper Classes of England, who began collecting Wedgwood’s celebrated teaware. By the 1840s, late suppers became increasing fashionable and the rise of ‘Afternoon Tea’ - devised by the Duchess of Bedford - created a new afternoon meal to fill the gap, consisting of teas (usually black like Darjeeling) paired with cakes, savories and sandwiches.

Today, the Wonderlust collection of innovative teaware and tea blends delivers a new tea experience.



UNDERSTANDING TEA TYPES WITH BERNADINE TAY




Wedgwood’s tea designer Bernadine Tay knows a thing or two about tea. A master tea blender and founder of Quinteassential, she started organically, selling her first teas at farmer's markets in Cheshire. Her passion and appreciation drives her love of tea by mapping blends to culture and a multisensory experience.

Here, Bernadine shares her knowledge of tea and brewing techniques so we can enjoy and appreciate the flavors in every sip.



Bernadine Tay


“If you know how someone takes their tea, you’re more likely to make a stronger connection with them” – Bernadine Tay




MAIN TEA TYPES AND HOW TO BREW LOOSE LEAF TEA


Bernadine Tay - Tea Types


WHITE TEA

White teas are the most simply processed of all teas, but often the most challenging to perfect. Their sweet, often fruity flavor, soft texture and thirst quenching character make them a great choice for drinking throughout the day.

GREEN TEA

Green teas have vibrant grassy flavors, sublime natural sweetness and a satisfying silky texture. Green teas are often given additional ingredients for a variety of flavors.

OOLONG / BLUE

Many consider oolong teas to be the most rewarding tea type to explore. They offer an amazing array of flavors, from light and floral to dark, rich and roasted.

BLACK

Black teas offer unique richness and intensity of flavor. Delicious examples from the world's great tea regions include the fragrant Darjeeling to smooth Ceylon and other spiced varieties. The more golden and darker colored black teas are better suited to milk – if required.

HERBAL AND FRUIT TEAS

Herbal and fruit teas are not true teas as they do not derive from the plant camellia sinensis. They are an infusion of spices, fruits, or other plant material in hot water. They do not usually contain caffeine.

For all tea’s it may be worth tasting the tea at 30 second intervals for best results. All loose leaf teas can be reused up to 2 more times using the same method, giving an interesting taste development.



Wonderlust


WONDERLUST TEA TYPES


Wonderlust Tea blends are Wedgwood’s own bespoke collection of six unique tea blends with extraordinary new flavors and aromas curated by Bernadine Tay. Each one has been carefully curated to evoke stories, places and experiences from around the world.

Here’s Wedgwood’s Tea Designer Bernadine Tay’s guide to each Wonderlust tea blend, how to brew and what to serve with the teas to bring out the extra notes and flavors.

For chocolate and cheese, we recommend using premium and locally sourced brands.



WONDERLUST ROCOCO FLOWERS


Fruit Infusion Tea

TEA TYPE: White tea with notes of Ylang Ylang and Galangal. A light bodied, aromatic tea that has a lingering floral aroma of the flower Ylang Ylang and orange flowers. Gentle but easily noticeable is the slightly spicy note of Galangal root. Rococo Flowers is also combined with Bamboo leaves and white cornflowers for a feminine touch.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 80°C for 2 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: On its own or with light salads, fish and seafood.


Wonderlust Rococo Flowers

WONDERLUST CAMELLIA


Green Tea & Blossom

TEA TYPE: Green tea with pink cornflowers and notes of aloe vera. A light bodied and cleansing green tea with soothing notes of Aloe Vera, laced with flamingo, feathery pink cornflowers.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 80°C for 3 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Milk chocolate releases the sweet aloe vera notes in the tea. Light salads, chicken and mild cheeses.


Wonderlust Camellia

WONDERLUST BLUE PAGODA


Herbal Blend Tea

TEA TYPE: Oolong tea with hints of jasmine and mango. A medium bodied tea with a balanced fragrance of flowers and fruit.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 90°C for 3 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Rich dark chocolate complements and enhances the notes of mango and jasmine. Cold cut meats and creamy desserts.


Wonderlust Blue Pagoda

WONDERLUST ORIENTAL JEWEL


Black Sencha Tea

TEA TYPE: Black tea with juniper berries and sandalwood. A medium bodied black tea blend with fragrant sandalwood, juniper berries with notes of pine. Herbaceous and intriguing reminiscent of a gin and tonic.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or cold. Brew at 100°C for 4 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Goats or cheddar Cheese. Beautifully balanced it leaves a soft and nutty flavor on the palate.


Wonderlust Oriental Jewel

WONDERLUST CRIMSON JEWEL


Fruit Infusion Tea

TEA TYPE: A medley of red fruits. A caffeine-free herbal blend of red fruits: Apple, Cranberry, Strawberry Raspberry and Hibiscus. Tangy, this brews a beautiful crimson color.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or iced. Brew at 100°C for 5 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Salmon and smoked dishes.


Wonderlust Crimson Jewel

WONDERLUST YELLOW TONQUIN


Herbal Blend Tea

TEA TYPE: Mixed herbs and flowers with lemongrass, basil and blackberry leaves. A caffeine-free herbal blend of mixed herbs and flowers. An herbaceous character laced with sweet citrus notes.

HOW TO BREW: Enjoy hot or iced. Brew at 100°C for 5 minutes.

BEST SERVED WITH: Light salad and meaty dishes.


Wonderlust Yellow Tonquin


TAKE THE EXPERIENCE HOME


“Treasured gifts inspired by the wonders of travel”

There’s no better way to experience an invigorating blend of Wonderlust Tea than poured from a fine bone china teapot into a cup and saucer.

For the ultimate tea taking experience at home, or simply as a unique gift for a tea enthusiast, the Wonderlust collection offers teaware which includes teacups & saucers, mugs, picture frames, gift bowls, gift trays and more in six captivating designs - all inspired by the wonders of travel and Wedgwood’s heritage.



Wonderlust Map


CONTINUE THE WONDERLUST EXPRESS JOURNEY


To discover more about the inspiration and designs behind each Wonderlust tea blend and learn more brewing techniques from tea designer Bernadine Tay, look out for the latest articles on our Be Inspired page, follow our social channels and sign up to our newsletter.

#Wedgwood

#WedgwoodWonderlust