Something Special’s Brewing on the Yachts of Seabourn

Ultra Luxury Line Introduces Rare Estate Teas, Blends and Tisanes On Board

MIAMI, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Seabourn Cruise Line has introduced a menu of more than a dozen rare estate teas gathered from around the world, innovative blends of full-leaf teas with botanicals and fruits, and unique herbal tisanes aboard its yacht-like ships. Dubbed “Seabourn to a Tea,” the innovative indulgence features the exotic teas, freshly loose-brewed to order, served to guests during daily afternoon tea service.

The un-brewed teas are presented in corked glass vials in a wooden tea chest, allowing guests to savor their unique aromas before selecting one to be brewed for them. A descriptive printed menu details the characteristics and ingredients of each brew, as well as its content of caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins and other elements.

“I lived in England for a number of years, so I know the value of afternoon tea as a chance to relax, refresh yourself and socialize,” noted Deborah L. Natansohn, Seabourn’s president. “Our new Seabourn to a Tea brings an extra degree of sensual sophistication to the table,” she continued, “and we believe that will elevate the whole experience.”

Teas and blends to be served include Bleu Peacock, a moderately caffeinated, premium blend of Chinese and fancy Formosa Oolong tea, known for its intense fruity notes, chocolaty aroma and depth of color.

Jasmine Downy Pearls is a classic green tea made from the silver tips of tender young buds, gently steamed after plucking and hand-rolled into elegant pearls, then blended with fresh jasmine blossoms. Green Tea Passion is a fragrant blend of delicate green teas from Japan, China and Taiwan, accented by tropical fruits, including guava, pineapple and strawberry.

Scented and fruited black teas include Mandarin Rose Petal, which combines aromatic rose petals and rich, tightly-twisted, black China tea leaves with delicate lychee fruit essence, and Earl Grey Organic, made from high-grown Ceylon and China black tea leaves combined with smoky citrus notes of Mediterranean bergamot fruit.

Classic black teas such as English Breakfast Organic, a rich, malty, “dawn to dusk” blend of the finest black tea leaves harvested from India, Ceylon and China will be served, as well as Himalayan Peak Darjeeling Organic, carefully selected organic single estate leaves from the Darjeeling region of India.

Tisanes are herbal and fruit blends that do not contain tea leaves, but provide appealing flavors and a wide variety of beneficial effects. Among tisanes offered on Seabourn’s menu is Chamomile Citron(TM), a blend of Egyptian chamomile, citrus, orange blossoms, lemongrass, rose-hips, hibiscus, and mint that brings calm and balance, aids digestion, and is an excellent source of Vitamins B and C. Peppermint and spearmint gathered from the Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains mingle together in Organic Mint Melange, which aids digestion while it refreshes. Ginger Twist helps promote calm and good health with powerful antioxidants from its blend of Australian ginger, orange & lemon slices, lemongrass, wintergreen mint, papaya, apple, ginseng and licorice. The African rooibos or red bush is blended with hibiscus and exotic African fruits in African Amber, rich in anti-oxidants that promote calm and relaxation. Verbena Mint Organic provides a perfect balance of mint with the buttery richness and soft citrus notes of verbena, an especially soothing blend that aids digestion and relaxation.

Travelers can enjoy Seabourn to a Tea on worldwide cruise itineraries of seven to 72 days or longer exploring landmark ports and lesser-known gems where larger ships cannot go. For information, contact a travel agent, call Seabourn at 1-800-929-9391 or visit Seabourn’s award-winning website at http://www.seabourn.com/ .

The Yachts of Seabourn, the highest-ranked cruise line by readers of Departures and Travel + Leisure magazines, provides the ultimate in ultra luxury cruise vacations to the most desirable destinations on earth. The Yachts of Seabourn is a proud member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and Windstar Cruises. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world’s most desirable destinations. The Yachts of Seabourn is a brand of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL and NYSE: CUK), and supports the Ocean Conservation & Tourism Alliance, dedicated to education and promotion of best practices for protecting the marine environment.

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