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Earl Grey Royal

Earl Grey – The Royal way! Bold, Uplifting and rich.

About

An unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. We have been told repeatedly: This is the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted!’

Ingredients

Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Corn pliant)

Caffeine Level

Medium

Antioxidant Level

High

Product weight

30g

£3.75 £2.99

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Description

We only use teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. Dim bula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This dual peak period allows us to buy the best for our flavored tea several times a year. These high-grown districts produce teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character, noted by floral bouquet and flavour notes, touches of astringency and bright coppery colour. Perfect as the base of our flavored teas. [We tested teas from various other origins around the world as base for our flavoured teas, but none made the grade. Flavouring oils, not artificial crystals, give the tea drinker high quality tea that tastes great.

Preparation

HOT TEA: put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly biled water over tea. Steep 3-7 min. Add Milk & Sugar to taste. ICED TEA: (1L/QT): 6 slightly heaping teaspoon loose tea into teapot. Pour 315ml boiling water on tea. Steep 5 min. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-up ith cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste

Additional Info

Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. The stories of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavored tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.

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