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  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Manufacturing: Zhejiang, China.
  • Caffeine : 35~55mg / Cup (~8 oz) - Low Caffeinated
  • Grade: Supreme ★★★★☆
  • Net Weight: 250g / 8.8oz
  • Brew Ratio: 1: 50~60
  • Expired Date: 18 Months
  • Application: Raw material for milky tea, Coffee, etc. Or brewing with water @ratio=1:50~60
  • Storage Conditions: Dry, Refrigerated, No odor, Well-Sealed, Sunshine Shielded, Low Temperature (Below -10℃); 
 

1. What is Earl Grey Tea?

Earl Grey Tea is a blend of black tea and bergamot essential oil. It was created in 1830 by accident after the Second Earl Grey presented his specially requested tea to King George IV. The fragrance of bergamot (a fruit similar to orange) outshone the flavour of the tea itself, becoming the defining characteristic of Earl Grey's flavour profile. ​ Earl Grey has since become one of LadyGrey London's best-selling teas!

2. What does Bergamot smell like?

Bergamot is an oily citrus fruit that emits a sweet aroma with fresh top notes which are predominantly flowery; this gives it its distinctive 'tea' note. This makes it ideal for blending with certain black teas. It also makes a delicious and refreshing iced tea!

3. Is it true that Earl Grey goes better with milk than with lemon?

Traditionally an Earl Grey blend contains bergamot essential oil (organic citrus oil) and black tea leaves ( Camellia sinensis ). When adding milk to your tea, you are changing the flavour profile of the drink. So if you like a milky Earl Grey then go for it! Some people also like to add lemon slices or honey to their Earl Grey tea.

4. What are the health benefits of drinking Earl Grey Tea?

The health benefits of drinking black tea, in general, include weight loss, reduced risk of heart disease, cancer prevention, and improved brain function. Bergamot oil is also known to have some great health benefits such as reducing stress levels, boosting the immune system, and aiding with digestion.

5. How do I make Earl Grey Tea?

Fill a pot with fresh cold water. Add 1 teaspoon Earl Grey tea (about 3~4 g) and place the pot over high heat until it boils. Immediately remove from the heat to avoid scalding the tea leaves, and set aside for 2 - 3 minutes before serving. Serve hot or iced as you prefer!

Another way is, Simply soak 1 teaspoon of Earl Grey tea leaves in 8 oz. of hot water for 3-5 minutes then serve.  The water temperature is about 80 degrees Celsius. Pour in some rocks glasses and enjoy your Earl Grey Tea with a bit of honey or sugar.

NOTE: The strength of your Earl Grey Tea depends on how long you allow the tea leaves to steep in the hot water. Experiment to find what suits your taste best!

6 . Why do some Earl Grey Teas have large open leaves?

Great question - it's all down to how much bergamot oil is infused into them! When we first created our unique blend, we made sure that each part of the process was just perfect - from the tea leaves, to the water and of course, the bergamot oil. We use only the finest quality bergamot oil which is cold-pressed from oranges that are grown in Calabria, Italy. This ensures that our Earl Grey Tea has a wonderful aromatic flavour and aroma.

7. What are the side effects of Earl Grey Tea?

Some people experience nervousness and increased heart rate after drinking Earl Grey Tea. People with acid reflux should also avoid Earl Grey Tea as the bergamot oil may worsen their condition. Lastly, People with autoimmune diseases should avoid Earl Grey Tea as bergamot oil may worsen their condition.

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Chinese Tea Culture

Tea plays an important role in China. It is commonly consumed at social events, and many cultures have created intricate formal ceremonies for these events. Afternoon tea is a British custom with widespread appeal. Tea ceremonies, with their roots in the Chinese tea culture, differ among East Asian countries, such as the Japanese or Korean versions. Tea may differ widely in preparation, such as in Tibet, where the beverage is commonly brewed with salt and butter. Tea may be drunk in small private gatherings (tea parties) or in public (tea houses designed for social interaction).

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