Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Enjoy the most-loved Flavoured Tea in the world - 50 times over - with our Earl Grey Tea Bags. Embrace its unique citrusy flavour while also experiencing outstanding Earl Grey benefits. Indeed, this beverage ticks almost all of the boxes!
What is Earl Grey Tea?
Earl Grey is a China Black Tea flavoured with bergamot oil. It arrived on the scene mysteriously, with no one knowing its true origins.
Perhaps most famously, this Tea has a close association with English upper-class gentry, of lavish banquet halls and magnificent country homes. However, one doesn't need to be a Lord, a Count, a Baron or, indeed, even an Earl to enjoy Earl Grey Tea. Today, it's loved around the world.
History of Earl Grey Tea
According to legend, the 19th Century Earl and later UK Prime Minister, Charles Grey (1764-1845), played a pivotal role in the popularisation of this Tea. When Lord Grey travelled to China on a diplomatic mission, he saved a boy from drowning in a river.
In thanks, the boy's father gifted Lord Grey with Black Tea leaves scented with bergamot. It even took on his name, becoming 'Earl Grey Tea' - or so the story goes. Historical records note that no such diplomatic mission to China ever took place, so the tale remains entirely unfounded!
What historians agree on, however, is that the first reference to Earl Grey Tea arrived in the 1850s, some time after the death of Earl Grey. The first published advertisement for Earl Grey Tea, printed by Charlton & Co, didn't arrive until the 1880s.
So, where does Earl Grey Tea actually come from? It's anyone's guess! Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we're just happy that it did!
Plastic Free Tea Bags
What are Tea Bags made of? When you buy from the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, it’s our newly introduced Plastic Free Tea Bags. We have stepped away from harmful Plastic Tea Bags Microplastics - a term most commonly associated with polluting the ocean.
What we use now is far better for the environment, a combination of wood pulp and vegetable starch.
Do Tea Bags contain plastic at all using this method? Earl Grey Plastic Free Tea Bags, as the name suggests, don’t have petrochemical-based materials within them.
They do have, however, what we recognise as “bio-plastic,” referring to the plant-based matter used in their creation. It isn’t yet a perfect solution, but it certainly makes a difference to mother nature. Make a change today with Earl Grey.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk or Dairy Free Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This Tea offers everything one expects from an Earl Grey: strong citrusy flavours and delicious malty undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Earl Grey Tea Bags
Earl Grey Tea contains a wealth of antioxidants. These can improve one's everyday way of life in a multitude of ways. When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
This beverage can, among other qualities, boost the metabolism, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently; lower "bad" LDL cholesterol, thus improving cardiovascular health; and balance blood sugars, reducing the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.
What more could you possibly want from your morning cuppa'?
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening