Earl Grey Darjeeling Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions
Description

Earl Grey Darjeeling Tea offers you the best of both worlds. It is a type of Black Tea from the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. To this, we add bergamot oil to give it a distinctly “Earl Grey Tea” finish. When brewed, it offers traditional muscatel notes with citrusy undertones - a true delight to the senses. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.

Despite being a flavoured infusion, our Earl Grey Darjeeling contains nothing but the finest quality ingredients. Every sip evokes images of lavish banquet halls and vast country homes; of silver-platter trays adorned with decorative cups and saucers. Nevertheless, it remains a brew for everyone - as, hopefully, you’re about to find out! Buy this delightful, invigorating beverage today.

About Darjeeling Tea

Considered the “Champagne of Tea”, Darjeeling Tea is the choice made by many a connoisseur. The region of the same name stretches between high mountain ridges and deep valleys, making it often challenging terrain to access.

As a result, the Darjeeling district only contributes to 1% of India’s total Tea output. What it lacks in quantity, however, it makes up for in quality.

Most famous of all is Darjeeling First Flush Tea, which workers harvest from late-February to mid-April. This particular infusion provides a delicate, light, floral and unmistakably refreshing flavour from start to finish. And then there is Second Flush Darjeeling - another beverage with much to offer. Following this, there is a Monsoon Flush, a Third Flush and even, at times, a Winter Flush.

About Earl Grey

Oil from the citrusy bergamot fruit (a relative of the orange) is what makes this Darjeeling Tea an Earl Grey. But what are the origins of this flavour in Tea?

No one knows. There is, however, one interesting, if unfounded, theory. The story goes that Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey travelled to China on a diplomatic mission. While there, he saved a young boy from drowning in a river.

The boy’s father, overcome with gratitude, gifted the Earl with Black Tea leaves scented with bergamot oil. In time, the infusion took on his name. Yet it’s worth noting that the 19th century Prime Minister never made such a trip to China.

As a result, the story is little more than a myth. The fact of the matter is we’ll likely never know the truth. Regardless, we’re glad that it happened - one way or another!

Usefil Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea.

Origin: Darjeeling district, West Bengal, India.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2 to 4 minutes.

How to Serve: Some add milk or sugar. Most, however, enjoy Darjeeling Earl Grey without additions.

Tasting Notes: Imparts a distinct muscatel flavour with citrusy hints.

Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.

Benefits of Earl Grey Darjeeling Tea

Due to the processing of the leaf, this blend contains two particularly beneficial antioxidants: theaflavin and thearubigin. These extraordinary chemical compounds can neutralise free radicals in the body - in turn the product of human oxidation.

In doing this, Earl Grey Darjeeling reduces the risk of developing a multitude of chronic conditions. This includes cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and even, very potentially (although not yet proven), cancer.

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Black Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Afternoon
  • Country
    Country
    India
Ingredients
  • Bergamot
    Bergamot
Reviews
5 / 5
  1. A great Earl Grey loose tea not too highly perfumed

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  2. Far superior to packeted Early Grey (even from Waitrose), its gentle Bergamot fragrance not masking the good Darjeeling.

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  3. Bought this for my sister and she said it's good.

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