Earl Grey is a traditional British afternoon tea. It is a blend of black teas flavored with the oil from the rind of a bergamot orange. Earl Grey tea not only provides a delicious, soothing flavor, it is also known to aid in digestion, help improve mood and ease stress.
Our Earl Grey is a delicately scented blend of large leaf Indian black teas and oil of Bergamot. It has been distinguished for its citrus fragrance and light overall taste. Our Earl Grey loose leaf selection is a connoisseur’s favorite among scented teas.
Earl Grey Brewing Tips:
Bring cold, filtered water to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Use one rounded teaspoon of loose leaf tea placed in a tea ball or equivalent, for each cup to be made. Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Steep for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, remove the leaves to prevent further steeping.
4oz of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 8oz cups of prepared tea, depending on how strong you like it.
If you like your tea stronger, add more leaves, do not steep longer. Steeping your tea too long can cause the tea to turn bitter tasting.
Do not allow your water to boil too long, water that has been over boiled will produce a flat cup of tea.
Pour the water onto the tea, do not add the tea to the water. This will prevent the leaves from steeping properly and result in a poor cup of tea.