Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs
Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs

Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs

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The true taste from the natural flavouring oils create an Earl Grey that calls you back for more.
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Earl Grey
Ethically Sourced Black Tea with Natural Flavours
Brewing: 1 tsp per cup ~ 100°C ~ 3-7 mins

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka.
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts.
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe).

Ethical Sourcing: Sourced from farms monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Altitude:  4800 - 7600 feet above sea level.
Manufacture Type: Orthodox.
Infusion: Bright and coppery.
Cup Characteristics: An unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. A correct balance of flavouring that results in a piquant and refreshing true Earl Grey taste that goes well with pastries and cakes.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, cornflower petals, bergamot oil, natural flavours.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Medium.


Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - 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 it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In any event, it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.


This tea is sourced from tea plantations that are monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership, meaning a fairer deal for the growers and workers, and a more environmentally friendly way to produce tea.
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Iced Tea Brewing Method

Make as for hot, but add extra tea. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot 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.

Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
Add milk and sugar to taste.

To make 1 litre of iced tea: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant jug. Pour ½ pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving jug with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving jug while straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the jug with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or milky when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!



 
For an even more refined flavour, try our Supreme Earl Grey.

Specifications
  • SKU:
    5060210560157
  • Brand:
    Simpli-Special
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    5060210560157
  • Weight:
    0.175kg
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Great tea, great taste, great service!!

Brilliant!!

Mark Marshall-Howe | Mid-Wales | December 2021

Excellent Earl Grey

I tried Baroness Grey and Supreme Earl Grey but I have to say I just really love regular ordinary (apart from it's far from ordinary!) old Earl, full of flavour, everything you would hope to taste in an Earl Grey, not too much bergamot but maintains that delicious aroma. I highly recommend this tea.

Jane Lewis | Mid Wales | June 2020