Earl Grey tea is favoured by many throughout the Western world. Its history is fairly recent, yet it is not known if there ever was an actual Earl Grey to inspire this very popular scented tea. A true Earl Grey tea consists of a black tea scented with oil of bergamot. The bergamot fruit is a small citrus native to Italy. The oil is expressed from the rind of the fruit. It is highly prized for its beautiful, uplifting aroma, and it is this very oil that makes a nice Earl Grey so special. We use a whole-leaf Assam with a nice body and a smooth finish as the base tea for our Earl Grey and add a true Italian cold-pressed oil of Bergamot from Calabria. The combination is excellent.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.
|Ingredients||Assam, oil of bergamot|
|Tasting Notes||The finest classic earl grey available. Smooth and flavourful with a true orangey finish.|
In the northeastern state of Assam in India, along the Brahmaputra River grow the hearty, malty Assam teas. Assam is home to the Camellia sinensis assamica variety of the tea bush. The heavy rainfall and hot, humid daytime temperatures in this area create the perfect green-house like environment for growth. It is also this unique climate that helps to create the exceptional and distinct flavour found only in Assam teas.
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