Earl Grey Decaffeinated
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka / Albania
Regions: Dimbula / Tirana
Antioxidant Level: Medium
Luxury Ingredients: Decaf black tea, cornflower petals, natural flavours (organic compliant).
Caffeine Content: Removed naturally using CO2
Cup Characteristics: A full flavoured cup of tea tending bright with excellent Earl Grey notes from natural oil of bergamot.
A classic Earl Grey, perfect for afternoon tea,
but can be drunk at any time - this one even late at night.
The addition of the bergamot enhances the balance of flavours in this luxury black tea blend for a delicious traditional flavour. The citrusy taste in our Earl Grey is from the addition of natural organic bergamot oil. The bergamot orange is a type of aromatic citrus fruit that is usually grown in the Mediterranean. Bergamot oil is extracted from the skin of the bergamot fruit.
Earl Grey tea is that most British of drinks. So much so that it’s alleged namesake is the British Prime Minister of the time. Was it in thanks for removing the monopoly of the East India Company on importing tea from China? The mystery surrounding the origin of this tea only adds to its allure.
A perfect alternative for tea lovers who are trying to reduce their caffeine consumption. We use a gentle natural decaffeinating process to retain the delicate flavour and aroma of this Earl Grey
A guide to our decaffeinating process
The tea leaves are moistened with just water and placed under gentle pressure.
Pressurised and heated CO2 is passed through the tea leaves, where it bonds with the caffeine molecules.
Finally, the now decaffeinated tea leaves are dried and packed. With all the leaves intact, delicious.
Hot tea brewing method
Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon for each cup into the pot. Pour boiling water into the pot, cover and allow to steep for 3 to 7 minutes, according to taste. 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. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Especially enticing with milk. Tastes just as good as the caffeinated version.
Simpli-Special - Tea as it Should be!