Earl Grey Black Loose Leaf Tea is scented with oil of bergamot. The most popular flavored tea in the world.
The stories of Earl Grey are numerous, and we you can see our blog post about the man. One such tale tells of a British diplomat on a mission to China who saved the life of a Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude he was given the recipe for this flavored tea. The diplomat on returning to Britain presented the tea to Prime Minister Earl Grey (1830-1834) who made the tea very fashionable.
We are so glad he did. To this day it remains the most popular flavored tea in the World!
Our variety is a Luxury black tea blended with soft natural flavors of oil of bergamot (a citrus fruit) in perfect balance for an unbelievable aroma and refreshing taste which will certainly have you coming back for more. Traditionally served hot but we also serve iced and it is tastes great. This is a perfect tea for serving with pastries and cakes but just as good on its own. And, remember, life is too short to drink bad tea!
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Brewing Instructions for Earl Grey Black Tea
Steep this tea multiple times as loose leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use boiling water and allow your Earl Grey Black Tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. For each of the following steeps use boiling water and double the steep time. Earl Grey Tea can be steeped at least 3 times and depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store in fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.