the tea: 

This is a twist on the outstanding, traditional, favourite . It’s a tickety-boo Ceylon black tea blended with vanilla & the rind of bergamot (a distinctive, fragrant, orange-like citrus fruit). One would imagine Earl Charles Grey, The Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) would be pleased to see his signature tea make a comeback with such finesse.

the taste: 

An exquisite balance of sweet, honey notes infused with the gentle citrus of the bergamot oils. A bold tipple toned down with a delectable creamy taste.

the origin: 

Sri Lanka (Nuwera Eliya, Dimbula & Uva)

the ingredients: 

Premium Ceylon black tea, Orange Pekoe grade (a high grade leaf) Bergamot, Corn flower petals, Natural flavors. Dairy free. Contains medium caffeine (around 27-35mg if steeped for 5 minutes)

the brewing: 

To make a proper brew bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil (about 98’c) Put 1-1.5 tsp of tea for each cup into a teapot, add the water, cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. This pack should make around 13-20 brews.

the pairing: 

Jolly good with chocolate cake & citrus desserts.

the health:

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). Some Chinese Herbalists believe that bergamot can assist in reducing anxiety and depression. Cornflower petals are believed to assist in treating rheumatic ailments & ease urinary tract infections.


'Posh Charles' Earl Grey & Vanilla

SKU: GF001
  • Our 'Tea Musicians' which consists of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster are inspired by the "Town Musicians of Bremen" which is a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

    In the story these animals who all past their prime years in life and usefulness on their respective farms, were soon to be discarded or mistreated by their masters. One by one they leave their homes and set out together. They decide to go to Bremen, known for its freedom, to live without owners and become musicians there.

    These animals are featured on our website and on our 'Tea Musicians' collection as they symbolise the journey of tea across the world with the many stories and tales it brings.

    Our range was illustrated and designed by London designer Milkkitten