Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Earl Grey Green Tea is the product of two extraordinary infusions combined into one. Most associate Earl Grey with Black Tea. However, this twist on a classic uses only the finest quality Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Adding delicious, citrusy bergamot oil to the beverage makes for a match made in heaven. It’s the perfect choice no matter whether you’re a Lord, Lady, Baron or, indeed, an Earl.
It’s true, though, that one can enjoy the kind of good health so often associated with such highly-esteemed noble people with Earl Grey Green Tea. How, you might ask? This blend, like all types of Green Tea, flavoured or unflavoured, contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Combined, these chemical compounds can support one’s wellbeing in a plethora of ways.
Studies indicate that drinking Green Tea, regardless of the specific variety, can improve the cardiovascular system and enhance cognitive function. It can also, according to evidence, aid digestion, boost the immune system and even promote weight loss! Most people, however, choose Earl Grey Green Loose Tea because, put simply, it tastes great.
A Brief History of Earl Grey
Think of Earl Grey and what comes to mind? For many, this beverage has a close association with English “Upper-Class” Gentry. It evokes images of lavish banquet halls and vast country gardens. Of silver platter trays adorned with intricately decorated teacups and pots. Yet did you know that no one can agree on the true origins of Earl Grey Tea?
Some historians believe that Earl Grey was a Tea scented with bergamot to preserve it during long journeys out to sea. Why it became known as “Earl Grey” specifically, however, remains a mystery.
One story suggests that Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, travelled to China before his tenure as British Prime Minister. While there, he saved a young local boy from drowning in a river.
The boy’s father, overcome with gratitude, gifted the Lord with Tea leaves scented with bergamot oil. And in time, the infusion was named in his honour. However, it’s worth recognising the fact that there are no records suggesting that Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey ever travelled to China in his life. As such, the story remains unfounded! Whatever the truth, we’re just glad it happened!
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80°C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: If you enjoy the citrusy flavours of Earl Grey Green Tea, consider adding lemon for an extra zesty kick. It’s also worth considering honey. However, most enjoy this infusion without any accompaniments to best appreciate its extraordinary taste.
Tasting Notes: This beverage boasts a distinct grassy flavour with citrusy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Golden-orange liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Earl Grey Green Tea
Early evidence suggests that the antioxidants in Green TeaEarl Grey can improve brain function. This is according to a study conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, led by Prof. Stefan Borgwardt from the Psychiatric University Clinics. Researchers instructed volunteers to consume Green Tea extracts, at which point each participant was given a series of memory tests.
The results established that Green Tea could increase the brain’s effective connectivity, referring to the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another.
Ultimately, this could mean that beverages such as Earl Grey Green Leaf Tea could reduce the risk of developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. What more could you want from your morning cuppa?
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime