Cream Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Black Tea
Ingredients: Black Cylon tea, Cornflower petals, Natural organic bergamot oil
Country of origin: Nuwara Eliya Dimbula Uva, Sri Lanka
Caffeine content: Medium
Antioxidant Level: High
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours. Ethical Tea Partnership
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 3-7 min
Our fantastic Earl Grey mellowed with a delicious creamy vanilla taste. An excellent all day tea with a superb finish. A perfect twist on the absolute classic, this black tea sourced from Ethical Tea Partnership tea plantations in central Sri Lanka is the perfect start for a relaxing afternoon. Hand blended and packed by our Tea Enthusiast team in County Durham, UK, this blend uses the finest organic bergamot oil from Italy which gives a beautiful citrusy taste. The bergamot orange is a type of aromatic citrus fruit that is usually grown in the Mediterranean. Bergamot oil is extracted from the skin of the bergamot fruit, we have been sourcing ours from the same farm for over a decade.
We also add blue cornflower petals for a floral hint and natural vanilla. Pairs well with savoury foods and sweets, especially scones and biscuits! Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy free and sugar-free this tea can be enjoyed without milk and sugar, or with your favourite additions.
Earl Grey tea is the most British of drinks. So much so that its alleged namesake is the British Prime Minister of the time. There are several apocryphal tales as to how and why Earl Grey came to be named after a British Prime Minister, was it in thanks for removing the monopoly of the East India Company on importing tea from China? The mystery surrounding the origin of this tea only adds to its allure.
Cream Earl Grey Gin and Tonic: Simply take 2TSP of our earl grey blend and pour over 250ml of London dry gin. Leave to steep for 4 - 6 hours before removing the leaves. Pour 30ml (60 for a double) of the Earl Grey Gin over ice, and a slice of lemon and add tonic to taste!
Earl Grey can also be used in baking and cooking. See our BLOG for more ideas - just click here.
Serving Suggestion: Liza enjoys this with milk. Steve drinks it black. For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.