Today the habit of tea drinking is inexorably linked to the British despite the fact that they were fairly late on the scene in historical terms. It was in the mid seventeenth century that the British began their love affair with tea and from the very beginning it was seen as a healthy drink that calms and invigorates.
Legends abound over the origins of Earl Grey Tea but all that is certain is that it was the British Prime minister Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable in the 1830's. Traditionally it was a blend of Chinese and Indian tea scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit.
Our Earl Grey is made from teas from the three top tea growing regions of Sri Lanka and scented with pure bergamot oil from Calabria (not flavor crystals). An unbelievable aroma that portends the unbelievable taste. This is the best Earl Gray tea we have ever tasted.
Our luxury quality teas are packed in biodegradable pyramid bags which, when submerged in boiling water, allow the tea leaves to float freely, releasing maximum flavor into the water. There is less breakage of the tea leaves in these bags, reducing or eliminating the presence of tea “dust” in the bottom of the cup.
Grade: Orange Peko
Origin: Sir Lanka
Caffeine Level: Medium
Antioxidant Level: High
12 Tea Bags
Net Wt. 2.11 oz.
Ingredients: Luxury Quality Flowery Peko tea leaves and natural Bergamot Oil
Hot Tea: Put 1 tea bag for each 7-9 oz of boiling water in teapot. Pour fresh boiled water over the tea ( remember bring water to tea, not tea to water). Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are recommended.
Iced Tea: Put 6 tea bags into a tea pot and pour in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Steep for 7 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into pitcher and add ice . Garnish and sweeten to taste.