Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Earl Grey Tea is arguably the most popular Flavoured Tea in existence. These 25 envelope Tea Bags make excellent additions to rooms in B&Bs and hotels. They also make equally excellent additions to kitchen cabinets at home!
Why choose Earl Grey Tea?
Earl Grey Tea is a great choice for those who want to make their morning cuppa' a little more interesting. It is a combination of Black Tea leaves with bergamot oil, which ultimately creates a citrusy taste like no other.
The History of Earl Grey Tea
No one knows the origin story of Earl Grey Tea outside of legend and speculation. According to one tale, the 19th Century politician, Charles Grey, who visited China with a delegation, saved a boy from drowning in a river.
When Charles Grey, who at the time was the 2nd Earl Grey and would later become UK Prime Minister, returned the boy to his father, he received in thanks Black Tea leaves scented with bergamot. The Tea eventually took on the name of the Earl - or so the story goes. In reality, Charles Grey never visited China, so the story remains unfounded!
Earl Grey Caffeine
Earl Grey Tea contains caffeine. But how much? When it comes to Black Tea, one can expect around 60-90 mg per 8 oz serving. This, of course, changes with our Earl Grey Green Loose Tea (30-50 mg per 8 oz serving); or with our Earl Grey Decaffeinated Tea.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Some add milk; some add sugar; some add honey and/or lemon. We, however, recommend serving this beverage black.
Tasting Notes: Indulge on strong citrusy flavours with malty undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Earl Grey Health Benefits
All Black Teas, including this very one, contain a wealth of antioxidants. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. Having too many free radicals in the body can lead to health complications such as cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Frequently drinking Earl Grey Black Tea, on the other hand, can reduce the risks of developing these chronic conditions.
- TypeBlack Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants
- Caffeine LevelMedium
- OptionsTea Bags
- Time of DayAfternoon