Login to check reward points for this product
£3.89
Availability: In stock
Subscription details

When you choose to set up a Subscription for a regular delivery of Tea or Coffee you will automatically receive a 10% discount on the lifetime of your subscription, this discount is applied automatically. You can choose the frequency of your orders from 1 month up to 3 months.

You can manage your subscription by logging into your account where you can change the date of your next order, add or remove products or even cancel a subscription at anytime.

Brewing instructions

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

Brewing instructions
Description

Russian Earl Grey is a type of Flavoured Black Tea considered popular in Russia. The base of the blend is high-grown Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea and China Black Tea from Anhui Province.

We then add quintessentially “Earl Grey” flavours - with a twist - to create a match made in heaven. Perhaps best of all is the fact that we pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.

Russian Earl Grey vs Earl Grey

The primary difference between traditional Earl Grey and the infusion you’ve chosen here is Russian Earl Grey Tea’s ingredients.

While the former contains Bergamot Oil as its defining quality, the latter goes further to boast Thai Lemongrass Tea, Spanish Orange Pieces and Cornflowers. Such a combination is a true delight to the senses. It indeed tastes as good as it looks!

Russian Earl Grey History

Legend has it that the story of Russian Earl Grey Loose Tea began not in Russia, but in China. Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, had travelled to the country on a diplomatic mission when he saw a boy drowning in a river.

He or one of his men waded in to save the child. When the boy’s father heard about what happened, he gifted the Earl with Black Tea scented with bergamot oil - or so the tale goes.

The truth is that Charles Grey made no such trip to China, and, as a result, the story is unfounded. How, exactly, it came into existence remains a mystery.

However, eventually, someone - probably in Russia - had the bright idea to add lemongrass into the mix. The result is, put simply, exquisite, going above and beyond to impress casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike.

More Facts About Tea Culture in Russia

  • The people of Russia have had a love affair with Tea for some 400 years.
  • There are several types of Russian Tea. Most famous is Russian Caravan Tea, its name deriving from the Sino-Russian trade route first established in the 1600s.
  • When it comes to how to drink Russian Earl Grey Tea, you might want to consider investing in a Samovar (translated to mean “self-brewer”). This is a traditional device to boil water.
  • Statistics suggest that 80% of the country’s population drinks Tea today.

Does Russian Earl Grey Tea Have Caffeine?

All types of “real” Tea from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant contain caffeine. But what remains unaddressed is how much Russian Earl Grey caffeine you can expect per serving. Black Tea is the most processed variety, which means it has the highest levels of the stimulant. As a result, around 45-mg of caffeine will be in your cuppa - more than enough to start your day the right way.

How to Make Russian Earl Grey Tea

1, Put Loose Leaf Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.

2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.

3, Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.

4, Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.

How to Serve: Consider milk, sugar, honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve black.

Tasting Notes: Embrace sweet, citrusy overtones with malty hints and a mellow finish.

Russian Earl Grey Tea Benefits

Would you believe that Russian Earl Grey benefits the mind, body and soul in a plethora of ways? Most noteworthy is its Black Tea leaves, which contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.

These chemical compounds combined can neutralise free radicals in the body. The result is a reduced risk of developing numerous chronic conditions from heart disease to type-2 diabetes.

Then there is the Lemongrass in Russian Earl Grey Black Tea. Studies indicate that it is anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial, which, among other abilities, helps prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), reduces menstrual discomfort and lowers blood pressure.

According to research from the National Institute of Health, it also aids digestion. What could be better?

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Blends, Chai Tea
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Medium
  • Options
    Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
  • Country
    Country
    More Than One Origin
Ingredients
  • Bergamot
    Bergamot
  • Cornflower
    Cornflower
  • Lemongrass
    Lemongrass
  • Orange
    Orange
Reviews
4.7 / 5
  1. This is a flavoursome tea and never misses the mark. We love it and have every day.

    Review by

    Posted on

  2. Love Earl Grey and this has both the taste of Earl Grey plus a great underlying tea.

    Review by

    Posted on

  3. Love their products, Russian earl grey is my favourite. The other items I purchsed this time I have sent to my son as a gift.

    Review by

    Posted on

  4. An excellent flavour.Great!

    Review by

    Posted on

  5. The best Earl grey about lovely fkaviur

    Review by

    Posted on

  6. A great tasting tea. Have had this product before so this was a second purchase.

    Review by

    Posted on

  7. Our favourite tea by a mile

    Review by

    Posted on

  8. Love it! The best Russian early grey I have tried.

    Review by

    Posted on

  9. Very fine, great taste for good price

    Review by

    Posted on

  10. This was very pleasant tasting but not one of our favourites

    Review by

    Posted on

Stay in touch with the latest news, offers and promotion by connecting to Tea and Coffee through our social tools