British Airways serves up an improved cuppa

British Airways and Twinings working together

British Airways Club World Kitchen

British Airways and Twinings have got together to produce a new blend of tea which, it is hoped, will retain more of its flavour at high altitude. The new tea is a blend of Assam, Kenyan & Celyon and, as the airline serve some 35 million cups a year, any improvement will clearly please an awful lot of people. Of course it isn’t just tea that suffers at altitude and airlines have invested heavily in trying to work out just what works (and what doesn’t) so as to secure marginal gains in what is a cut-thoat business. Previously, British Airways have hired specialists to determine which wines work when flying while, more recently, Heston Blumenthal devoted one episode of a tv series to trying to improve the taste of good on planes without using so much salt.


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