Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea - We think the Duke would be proud. One of our best sellers. Earthy with a hint of citrus.
This blended Chinese tea was introduced to England around 1820. Historians speculate that a Chinese Mandarin specifically blended Chinese tea with Bergamot oil to camouflage the lime taste of well water for the 2nd Earl of Grey at his Howick estate. Adding more cache to this tea mystery, Grey would later be elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the early 1830’s.
Legend contradicts the tea origin into England by speculating that the tea blend was a gift to the Earl from a Mandarin for saving his child from drowning.
Interestingly, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), placed a call to its contributors to add to the mystique of this excellent tea.
Back to history, and back to the future, we must also recognize the brand building effects of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, as perhaps the most well-known spokesperson for the tea.
Robust earthy , with a hint of citrus ending. Fresh cut fruit with a newly opened dry wine mimic the aroma of Earl.
A rich earthiness because of it long oxidation cycle but the bergamot oil brings a hint of citrus to soften the robust taste.
As a fully oxidized Assam tea, Earl Grey's color varies from rich golden dark brown, if you care for the strong taste after brewing in hot water for a maximum of five minutes. Less steeping, around two minutes, the liquor is dark orange. Variegated rusted metal shows the colors.
Calming, meditative, losing yourself in front of the fire
Certified Organic Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea from the highest tea gardens of Ceylon. more
The goal of processing Assam organic tea with Bergamot Essential Oil is to blend the velvety oxidation of the tea with the mild citrusy taste of the Bergamot. The artisan Tea Master, with decades of experience controls oxidation and blending as raw materials vary. more
Very versatile and extremely popular especially iced. As shown above, the Earl goes well with strawberries.
Desserts and liqueurs are the preferred matches.
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