Earl Grey (75g/2.6oz)

$12.50

Earl Grey

 

An unbelievable aroma that delivers an unbelievable taste.  Enchanting, bold and fragrant bergamot finish. Visually stunning  with and intermingle of rich black tea leaves and delicate cornflower blue petals....

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Earl Grey

 

An unbelievable aroma that delivers an unbelievable taste.  Enchanting, bold and fragrant bergamot finish. Visually stunning  with and intermingle of rich black tea leaves and delicate cornflower blue petals.


LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Rich black tea leaves, cornflower petals, natural flavours (Organic Compliant).

SMALL BATCH BLENDED AND PACKED IN: Canada

TEA(S) FROM: Sri Lanka & Albania

REGION(S): Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula &Uva / Tirana

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High 

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium

SHELF LIFE: 10 years unopened, 2 years after opening

GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Bright and coppery

Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a type of orange. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of  a Mandarin (Chinese official and scholar). As a gesture of gratitude, this luxurious tea was given to him as a gift. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey (1830-1834).


Our Earl Grey contains high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavourful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavour notes, touches of mild astringency, and a bright coppery colour.


STEEPING TIME 

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml)     10oz (296ml)             1.2oz (355ml)

AMOUNT             1 heaping teaspoon                  1 heaping teaspoon           1.5 heaping teaspoon


MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min

MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min

STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min


TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml)               48oz (1419ml)

AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon


MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min

MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min

STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min



SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS: 

MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT

OK OK NO NO


IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF


HOT BREWING METHOD: 
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).


ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Litre/Quart): 
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and to be expected.)


ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): 
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and to be expected.)


FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea.


ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.


SAFETY PRECAUTION: Practice caution ALWAYS when handling hot/boiled water to prevent burns.  ALWAYS USE TEMPERED GLASS/HEAT RESISTANCE CUPS/PITCHERS/GLASSES/CERAMICS OR WITH ANY SERVING WARE.