High in anti-oxidants, this traditional Earl Grey produces a floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency and a bright coppery color.
HEALTH PROPERTIES: High in anti-oxidants
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Medium
TEA SOURCING: Blended from Sri-Lankan black tea from the Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva regions.
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF EARL GREY TEA
Earl Grey is a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a fragrant citrus fruit. A British diplomat, whose name appears to have been lost, saved the life of a Mandarin when on a mission to China. He was given the receipe for this tea in gratitude. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to Earl Grey, the Prime Minister of England, who made the tea fashionable.
This Earl Grey blend is produced using only high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These regions produce flavorful teas with a classic 'Ceylon' character, noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color. The teas are purchased during the peak seasons throughout the year, allowing the very best blend to be created. Bergamot flavoring oil, a natural flavor is used, which complements the bouquet of the tea.
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with boiling water for 3-7 minutes.
Infuse 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea with 1 1/4 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water, and add the infused tea, straining the leaves, to the pitcher. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add lemon and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Infuse 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea with 6 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes. Add the tea to a 12 ounce glass, filled with ice, straining the leaves. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Add lemon and sweeten to taste.
NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves. Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion. Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.