Earl Grey Green Loose Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Combine the scrumptious flavours of Earl Grey with the health benefits of Green Tea and what do you have? Our wonderful Earl Grey Green Loose Tea, of course. This beverage, like its Black Tea counterpart, is scented with top-quality bergamot oil. This imparts the traditional citrusy flavour known and loved in all Earl Grey brews. But what makes this one so special?
Earl Grey Green Loose Tea not only tastes great, but also offers numerous medicinal qualities that have the potential to improve your everyday way of life. For many, losing weight is top of the list, so it’s a good thing that Earl Grey Green Loose Tea has incredible metabolism-boosting properties! Furthermore, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Earl Grey Green Loose Tea can improve skin health, maintain the immune system, and even reduce the risks of Type II Diabetes.
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; of drawing rooms with dainty furniture and of silver platter trays adorned with intricately decorated teacups and teapots. Although records are scarce, historians today believe that tea leaves were first scented with bergamot for preservation purposes rather than for pure taste alone.
It’s said that during long journeys out to sea, adding bergamot to tea could prevent mould. However, the reason it was named after Earl Grey, a man who eventually became Prime Minister of Great Britain, remains a mystery. One theory suggests that in the early 19th Century, Lord Grey had made a diplomatic trip to China and while there, had saved a boy from drowning in a river. Once the boy was returned home, the father was so overcome with gratitude that he gifted the Earl with tea scented with bergamot. Over the course of time; or, at least, so the story goes; these tea leaves were named in Earl Grey’s honour. Despite this heartwarming tale, no such record exists of Earl Grey ever travelling to China in his entire life!
Traditionally, Earl Grey Tea is a Black Tea, but this particular beverage is an exception; an extraordinary one at that! Earl Grey Green Loose Tea breaks free from convention, and more importantly, tastes amazing. No one can deny the historical significance of Earl Grey Tea in any shape or form. This beverage stands testament to its success, albeit with a slight, but truly delicious twist.
Type of Tea: Flavoured Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Enjoy the citrusy notes of this tea? Add lemon to bring out a bitter-sweet balance in fruity flavour. Alternatively, we recommend this tea best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: As one might expect, Earl Grey Green Loose Tea offers a bold citrusy taste with an equally fruity aroma. Delicate grassy notes may also be enjoyed coupled with a refreshing aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Orangey-golden liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: According to the American Heart Association, optimal total cholesterol levels should be lower than 200 mg/dL, and “bad” cholesterol levels should not exceed 100 mg/DL. Higher levels than this increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are two of the world’s biggest causes of death. It has been recently established that the polyphenols found in any Green Tea - including, of course, Earl Grey Green Loose Tea - can help lower LDL cholesterol levels and boost high-density lipoprotein. Lipoprotein has the ability to sweep away bad cholesterol from vital arteries which, in turn, stops arteries from getting as clogged.
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime