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.
Rose Earl Grey is a delicate, smooth tasting variant of the original.
Some people enjoy this tea with a little milk or coconut milk.
Some people like to add a little honey.
Also delicious iced.
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - double the amount of tea per cup is recommended.
When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice and then serve.
For a smoother taste experience.
Place the tea in a jug and add cold water.
Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge)
Strain and enjoy.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka, (Rose Petals - China).
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe).
Ethical Sourcing: Sourced from farms monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Cup Characteristics: An exquisite Earl Grey character with a gentle touch of Rose. The glorious taste of this tea is perfect for a warm summer's evening.
Infusion: Bright and coppery.
Ingredients: Premium black Orange Pekoe tea, rose buds, rose petals, cornflower petals, natural flavours.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Excellent flavour Verified Purchase
Peter Payne | Southend on Sea | July 2023
We like this mix a lot, and routinely enjoy it once a day. It isn't overpowering with bergamot, but nicely balanced with the delicious fragrance of roses. A recent visitor wanted to know what type of Earl Grey it was and took details!
Nick Woods | Diss | November 2021
A little disappointing.
We love Rose Congou and Rose Pouchong and since we also love Earl Grey we thought this would be a sure favourite. To be frank neither of us could taste any rose and so it was just quite bland tea, not unpleasant, just lacking any real rose flavour. It wasn't even as good as ordinary Earl Grey, maybe we got a bad batch, but it was disappointing really.
Martin Robinson | Grantham | November 2020