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West Country Original is our signature tea. A delicious blend of Assam and African teas, it’s the perfect cup of tea to be enjoyed morning, noon and night.
Delightfully bright and full of flavour, this is the perfect start to your day. West Country Original is your classic, everyday English breakfast tea. Made using the finest Assam and Kenya tea leaves, West Country Original is a strong tea that is full of flavour.
Black tea contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine are also found in black tea, which is said can improve alertness and focus – even more than coffee!
Based on the classic English breakfast tea, this is actually the perfect brew for anytime of day (not just breakfast!) and to improve any mood – if it’s a good one it will make you even happier! Wake up with this blend and enjoy it through the day.
Using traditional methods of blending and tasting, this tea has been carefully crafted by the Miles team, using Miles experTeas!
Based on the edge of Exmoor and on Somerset’s coastline, we take inspiration from our beautiful surroundings to create a cuppa that embodies a little escape, evoking memories of a holiday in the West Country, with each sip. Our attention to detail and experience ensures a consistent, flavourful tea that will see you constantly topping up your mug.
We are founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). The ETP is a not-for-profit organisation, which convenes tea companies, developing agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations to improve the lives of communities within the tea sector. Each purchase directly helps to provide better living and working conditions for those working in the tea trade.
Find out more at: www.ethicalteapartnership.org
Our West Country Original tea is perfect for any moment. A delightful blend of Assam and African teas mixed together with our secret ingredient - West Country warmth. Our signature blend promises you a delightful moment cup after cup, time after time.
Hand crafted by Derek Miles more than 40 years ago, this tea is guaranteed to make you fall in love with the West Country.
How does it taste?
Our West Country Original is your classic, everyday tea. Decent flavour notes combined with solid character.
Blended by the coast
This tea has been carefully crafted, tasted and blended by the coast by our small knit team here in Minehead, Somerset. This ensures a consistent, well cared for tea we can't wait for you to drink.
We are founding members of the Ethical Tea Partnership which means when you buy Miles, you are helping to contribute towards better conditions and environments for all in the tea trade.
This tea has a high Assam content for strength and colour, together with high grown Kenya teas for flavour and brightness.
Black tea is best made with water brought to a full boil and used immediately for the tea to release its full flavour (if you're using a teapot remember to warm the pot first). Use one teabag per person or one teaspoon of loose-leaf tea per person.
Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes. If you like your tea strong add more tea, don't steep for longer as this will turn the flavours bitter.
Drink with milk, with lemon or on its own.
Our West Country Original traditional teabags are available in packs of 40, 80, 240, 440 and 1100. Loose leaf West Country Original is available in either a 250g or 1kg pack. This blend is also available as 50 string and tagged teabags.
We think almost any biscuit is perfect for dunking in to this blend, but personally we’d always choose a Rich Tea or a Digestive. However, the most obvious (and far more indulgent) pairing with Miles West Country Original tea has got to be a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Try your hand at making your own scones with our English Afternoon Tea Scone recipe.
Make sure you store your tea in an airtight container – a tin is better than plastic, or seal up the packaging it arrives in. Although tea feels dry, it contains 3 % moisture and oils that are essential to its flavour. If not properly stored these can evaporate. Keep your tea in a fairly cool, dry place, which is out of sunlight and try to keep away from any spices that could taint the flavour.
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