Earl Grey

Earl Grey

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This quintessentially British tea is a black tea. The original recipe for this in-house blend from Tea2you simply calls for black tea with the addition of natural oil from the rind of bergamot orange grown in the Mediterranean region, a citrus fruit with the appearance and flavor somewhere between an orange and a lemon with a little grapefruit and lime thrown in.

Unlike orange pekoe (which is a tea grade named for the Dutch royal House of Orange-Nassau rather than the fruit or the color orange), Earl Grey's citrusy taste is due to the bergamot orange. Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular teas in the West. People say that the name of this tea came from “Charles , the 2nd Earl Grey and British Minister from 1830 to 1834.

It is great served hot or cold, and pairs well with food. That's why it is a favorite for afternoon tea and preferred by many tea drinkers throughout the world.

Tasting Notes: For supreme texture and flavor, a touch of natural bergamot extract tempers the tea's inherent richness. To be enjoyed with or without milk. Floral with a hint of citrus

Harvest: Depending upon the nature of tea since it is blended

Origin:  Darjeeling or Kangra Valley

Altitude:  2500 feet app

Sourced: Direct from the small farmer.

Grade:  FTGFOP-f1

Brewing Advice:

  1. Use 1 teaspoon per cup / Small teapot (2-3 Teaspoon)
  2. Can use strainer
  3. Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
  4. Pour boil water into the cup on top of the tea leaves
  5. Steep for 2-4 minutes and enjoy
  6. Best without milk or with a dash of milk

Interesting Fact:

You can re-infuse Tea2you’s teas twice (consumed within a day)
Only at Tea2you Earl Grey is blended using FTGFOP-f1 black tea which gives its quality

Please Save our Climate: Please don’t throw the used tea leaves into the bin, they aid to good composting. Tea2you follows the 3R rule.