When I was in London my host took me to have afternoon tea there, which I highly enjoyed, and I've been trying to discover what was exactly the tea I was served.
I had thought it was earl grey, but since it was so long ago, I can't really be sure - is there a traditional type of tea for afternoon tea in England? Or can it be anything?
Anyways I went ahead and got Twining looseleaf earl grey, the kind from UK in tin. The tea smelled great, but I was a little disappointed in the quality. It just doesn't have the depth and the taste of a top quality tea.
So the question is - is there a tea type/blend better for the afternoon tea? the kind you'd serve with scones and such?
Second, if so, is there a specific source you're partial to?