Tregothnan’s Spitfire Tea is a celebration of the brave men and women who protected British skies since the first RAF planes flew 100 years ago. The iconic Spitfire plane is a symbol of British strength and valour. Tregothnan blended two bastions of Britishness, the Spitfire aircraft and the most British of teas.
Tregothnan’s Spitfire Tea is a bold, malty and truly English tea made using home-grown leaves from the tea gardens in Cornwall. This commemorative tea raises money for the RAF Benevolent Fund who have been supporting the RAF family since 1919.
RAF pilots have been fuelled with tea throughout the last century. Winston Churchill decreed in 1941 that the South West of England should be covered with tea crops for Britain to become self-sufficient in tea growing, should the country be cut off during the war. He was concerned that a shortage of Britain’s favourite drink would mean a dip in morale so great, that the war could be lost.
This robust Spitfire Tea is the kind of brew that would have kept British troops hydrated and motivated for action.
20p from every commemorative tin sold goes to the RAF Benevolent Fund charity. Since its foundation just one year after the RAF, the RAF Benevolent Fund has taken care of the Royal Air Force Family entirely through support from the public.
To brew your Spitfire Tea, use freshly boiled water and infuse for two to four minutes. This robust tea can be drunk with milk.