Bumble's Berry Blend
Bumble’s Berry Blend is named for Edith Mary Rumble (nicknamed Bumble by her husband) who is my Godmother's grandmother. She was born on 6th April 1886 and moved to live with her daughter in Salisbury (Harare) in 1957 where she died on 19th December 1974. I am so grateful to have been given her beautiful tea cups and she was the motivation behind honouring grandmothers.
This blend is a Rooibos base with seasonal dried berries. It is a bright and summery tea which can also be made into an iced tea, with fresh mint.
Myrtle's Floral Blend
Myrtle Irene Kemp (nee Mac) is my maternal grandmother. She met my grandfather, William Charles Kemp in the Second World War when his Royal Navy ship, HMS Cornwall, was docked in Durban. She was a blind date for him at a dance and after letter writing during the war and a proposal via letter to her father, they planned the wedding for when the ship next docked in Durban.
The blend is a beautiful tea containing a variety of dried flowers including hibiscus, cornflowers, camomile flowers and rose petals.
Swain's Spicy Blend
Swain's Spicy Blend is named after my paternal grandmother Daphne Swain who used to make a fabulous curry.
The blend contains whole cardamom and cloves, pieces of cinnamon and star anise. This is a real winter warmer tea, and with fresh mint and sugar will make a delicious iced tea.
Porter's Fruit Blend
Porter's Fruit Blend is named after a woman we don't even know! At the auction of a house in Montagu, we bought some of the contents, including war medals, sterling silver cutlery and golf memorabilia. After researching the memorabilia we discovered it belonged to Ruth Slark (nee Porter) who was the British Girls' Golf Champion in 1956, she won the English Championship in 1959, 1961 and 1965, and was capped for England many times. We are adopting her as an honorary granny and hopefully this tea blend keeps the memory of her great achievements alive.
The blend includes locally produced dried fruit and citrus peel. This will be incredibly refreshing as an iced tea as well!!
Stella's Health Blend
Stella's Health Blend is named after Estella Latham who is the grandmother of a dear friend of mine. She is the first recorded woman to make the ascent of Kilimanjaro in 1925. Point Stella, on Kibo, just below the true summit of Uhuru, was named for her. She and her husband, Kingsley Latham, climbed to that point in July 1925, both aged 24 years.
The Health Blend is a base of Green Rooibos which is said to have even more antioxidants and includes Ginger, Chamomile, Lemon and Lemongrass. Add a dash of honey too!