Earl Grey Decaffeinated Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
If you, like many, are sensitive to excessive caffeine intake then Earl Grey Decaffeinated Tea is a great place to start. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company are very proud to use only decaffeination methods considered ‘safe’ and ‘natural’. Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea is a perfect example of just that. Furthermore, the CO2 decaffeination process, as it is known, retains the most flavour molecules, meaning that this brew boasts the very same citrusy flavours as any other Earl Grey Tea.
If that wasn’t enough, there are some health benefits to drinking decaffeinated Black Tea, be it flavoured or unflavoured! So, why wait longer when you can buy Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea today?
For reasons largely unknown, this beverage is named after Charles Grey, the Second Earl of Grey and later, the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Historians have long theorised the origins of this peculiar branding, but aside from speculation, very little is known. What is known, however, is that during his short tenure as British Prime Minister, Lord Grey played a vital role in passing the Reform Act of 1832, a piece of legislation that restricted the employment of children, and the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Suffice to say, he is certainly a very important man in British and British Empire history.
Charles Grey (1764-1845) was born the son of General Sir Charles Grey of Fallodon, Northumberland, also known as the 1st Earl Grey. Growing up, it is no surprise to hear that the son of an Earl and an heir apparent had a particularly privileged upbringing. He entered politics in 1786 at the age of just 22 and would go on to stand as a member of Parliament for the Northumberland constituency. In 1807, following the passing of his father, Charles became the Second Earl Grey, while the year after, his Uncle died, with Grey then inheriting his estate at Howick Hall. Charles Grey would reside there for the rest of his life.
Sometime during his political career, most likely before becoming Prime Minister, a rumour was circulated referring to Charles Grey’s escapades in China and the reason that a tea was named in his honour. It was said that during a diplomatic mission to China, Lord Grey managed to save a local boy from drowning in a river, and as a result, was gifted tea leaves scented with bergamot oil from a thankful father. However, it is now known that the second Earl Grey never ventured into China, so the story is completely untrue. Alas, it remains a mystery as to why this beverage was named Earl Grey, but when it tastes this good, does it really matter? Whatever its true history might be, Earl Grey Tea has taken the world by storm.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Like regular Earl Grey, this brew is well-suited to milk, sugar, lemon, or honey.
Tasting Notes: Fruity, crisp, and unmistakably full-bodied, Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea is a wonderful infusion boasting delicate malty undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor with red highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Who would have thought that tastiness could be a health benefit? A recent study has indicated that chronic stress disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels. This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. And that then leads to further disrupted sleep, even higher levels of stress and even more disrupted blood sugars. In time, this can lead not only to unhealthy levels of body fat, but also, very potentially, to type-2 diabetes.
Decaffeinated Earl Grey, meanwhile, is an amazing distresser. It’s scrumptious flavour and mesmerising aroma work together to relax the body. Furthermore, owing to its lack of caffeine, this tea is a great choice before bed, thus allowing you to sleep without any jitteriness which should, in turn, enable you to rest well, and not overeat!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime