In June 2019, Jenier was approached by the team at Balmoral Estate to ask if we could develop a unique black tea blend, recognising tea links to Scotland. The tea was to be served visitors and sold throughout Visitor enterprises at Balmoral Estate. You can imagine how thrilled we were to be given this tremendous opportunity and immediately organised tastings of our existing black tea blends to establish what characteristics, if any, were desirable and to help define a baseline from where we could begin the development. The tasting and analysis process took several months but we are delighted to finally introduce the chosen Balmoral Blend.
Teas from six estates across three growing regions have been used to create the Balmoral Blend, inspired by some of Scotland’s historic tea pioneers (Robert Bruce, James Taylor and Robert Fortune).
The blend balances robust teas from the verdant banks of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, with the briskness of high grown leaf from Newark Eliya, Sri Lanka and smooth, subtly nuanced Keemun leaf from Anhui, China. The diversity of each individual tea fulfils a role in the Balmoral Blend providing a wonderful, unique, rich and refreshing cup of tea.
We were delighted when for their retail gift packs, the Balmoral Estate chose Jenier collaborative own label packaging. The tea blend was placed into Jenier pyramid teabags which were then packaged using vacuum sealed inserts inside brown Kraft ribbon bags adorned with the Balmoral Crest and finished with the Balmoral ribbon.
We’re pleased to report the Balmoral Blend has been a great success and are very excited that the Balmoral Estate has given permission for us to sell this special blend to our customers so it can be enjoyed all over the world.