Ingredients: Black 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, Organic, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours. Ethical Tea Partnership
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C 3-7 min
Description: Every bit as good as our standard earl grey. Just without the caffeine. The addition of the bergamot enhances the nuanced balance of flavours in this luxury black tea blend for a delicious traditional flavour. The citrusy taste in our Earl Grey is from the addition of natural organic bergamot oil. 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
Earl Grey tea is that 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.
Carol enjoys hers with a spot of milk, Liza likes a sliver of lemon. For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.