Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
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. We add bergamot oil to give it a distinctly “Earl Grey” 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.
How Much Caffeine in Darjeeling Earl Grey?
Despite being a flavoured infusion, our Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea 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 - including those looking to caffeine content, of which Earl Grey Darjeeling Tea has around 45-mg per serving.
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. Finally, you might expect 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. The story, therefore, 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!
How to Brew Earl Grey Darjeeling Tea in Four Easy Steps
1, Add Loose Leaf Tea to a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Put the kettle on and, once boiled, pour it over the leaves.
4, Allow it to steep for 2-4 minutes.
How to Serve: Some add milk or sugar. Most, however, enjoy it without additions.
Darjeeling Earl Grey Benefits
Did you know that Darjeeling Earl Grey can support your immune system? This is for many reasons. First, it contains alkylamine and tannins, the latter of which might fight viruses such as influenza.
Then there are the antibacterial properties of Black Tea, which, as the name suggests, combat bacteria. Furthermore, Black Tea polyphenols do much to ward off common colds.