A superb blend of selected Indian, Ceylon and Kenyan teas, English Afternoon brews a wonderful liquor that is sparkling coppery-red. It is ideal tea for those who want to enjoy the muscatel character of Darjeeling with the full bodied strength of an Assam or Kenyan Tea. A touch of bergamot has been added to give a delicately aromatic flavour and a tangy, lemony aftertaste that lingers intriguingly long after each sip. Designed to accompany elegant afternoon teas in refined drawing rooms and summer gardens, this well-mannered and alluring tea pairs perfectly with warm scones fresh from the oven, buttery shortbreads and rich fruit cakes. Brew for 4-5 minutes. Best served without milk. Serve with a lemon to enhance the citrus notes.
The St. Leger is the oldest of Britain’s five classic horse races, and was established in 1776. The artist made his reputation with coaching scenes, but expanded into more sporting scenes like this following the advent of the railways and subsequent demise of stage coaches.