I recently received a box of Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Tea as a souvenir from London. I nearly jumped for joy, as Fortnum & Mason is on my list of must-see travel destinations. Some people dream of seeing the Taj Mahal; some people want to cruise the Amazon River through the rainforest; I want to spend days (or maybe weeks) sampling ALL of the teas at Fortnum & Mason’s flagship store (consider yourselves warned, Fortnum & Mason employees!)
I even get excited to catch mere glimpses of Fortnum & Mason in photos and videos, so these teabags with the lovely green packaging were a very welcome addition to my tea cabinet. I also received a gift set with 6 mini Fortnum & Mason canisters, and I have been able to work those into my daily tea routine, but sadly none of the canisters contain Jubilee. I like the Jubilee blend so much that I’ve been trying to slowly ration the teabags, because left unchecked, I am sure I would finish the box in a week.
The flavor has a subtle smokiness that I was not expecting, and a very smooth feel. According to the Fortnum & Mason website, Jubilee is a blend of teas from “India, Ceylon and China.” With all those great tea regions represented in a single bag, Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Tea truly is a party in a teacup!