Made famous by Charles Grey(2nd Earl Grey) of England, this popular tea combines our dark malty Orange Pekoe Black tea with with the indigo splash of cornflower petals and all natural bergamot flavoring. Aside from Earl Grey's stunning visuals, this classic tea combines the sweet and succulent aroma of bergamot along with the maltiness of black tea with a hint of fruitiness.
Ingredients: 100% black tea (flowery orange pekoe), cornflower petals, all natural bergamot flavoring.
Preparation and Storage:
1 tablespoon per 8 ounces of water
Heat water to 210 degrees (begin of boil)
Steep tea for 5 minutes
Store loose leaf teas in an airtight container away from light and heat.Kept in suggested conditions black tea can last 12 months. The oxidation process makes it suitable for longer-term storage as compared to other tea types. However, it is still advisable to restock often for premium flavor.
Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn't pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller flavor.
Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
The strength and flavor of tea is a personal preference