the tea: 

Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. Stories about the origins of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude, the diplomat was given the recipe for this flavored tea. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.

the taste: 

An unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. We have been told repeatedly: “This is the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted!” Bright and coppery.

the ingredients: 

Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural Organic Compliant flavors.

the origin: 

Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva

the shipping port(s): 

Colombo

the brewing: 

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).

the pairing: 

Eggs Benedict, Dark Chocolate, Crème Brûlée, Citrus fruit tarts, Strong fish dishes

the health: 

Bergamot: Some practitioners of Chinese traditional medicine believe that bergamot can assist in reducing anxiety and depression. 

Black tea contains phytoestrogens. 

If drank black, tea is known to help lower blood pressure, the risk of heart attacks & kidney stones. It’s high in anti-oxidants (est. around 7.50-9.99% polyphenols by dry weight). 

The longer tea is brewed, the more antioxidants are extracted...and the more tea that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit. 

Drinking black tea also seems to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in men and women who are older than 50.

 

'Nifty shades of.... Earl Grey'

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