Luxury Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin.
An exquisite Earl Grey character with sweet caramel ticklers.
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About Earl Grey, the Tea and our Tea Creation
Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the citrus fruit bergamot - a sort of orange. The stories of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavoured tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says that it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the life of the Mandarin. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830 to 1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.
Dorian Grey is a sophisticated variant of the original and was blended by a great fan of Oscar Wilde who was trying to show that tea, like Dorians beauty, is ephemeral. Once used the tea whithers and dies, but the beauty of tea lives on.
It's now time to throw away the teabags and try a great taste experience. You may not believe the difference that comes with using premium tea and brewing in the old fashioned way. Just as coffee has seen a revival with millions of people changing from instants to fresh roast beans, so also has tea been seeing a revival with new tea houses opening around the country, and the world.
Hot tea brewing method
Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into your teapot. Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for about 3 - 7 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy.
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup.
Add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - when the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice.
Simpli-Special - Tea as it Should be!