This blend is perhaps the most famous tea in the world, it was inspired by the British Prime Minister, Earl Grey. There are as many different versions of this as there are tea companies. Harney & Sons' blend uses teas from India and China, blended with natural Oil of Bergamot.
Would the world still turn without Earl Grey Tea? Many would doubt it. Originally just for the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Charles Grey. Later it was spread throughout the kingdom, and then around the world. It is so popular that we offer eight versions of it.
|Dry Leaves ||A mixture of black and brown leaves (from the Formosa Oolong). |
|Liquor ||The liquor is a clear brown, tending toward russet. |
|Aroma ||The lemony aroma of bergamot from Italy comes through clearly. This version the notes are not quite as strong as in the Supreme or Imperial version. |
|Caffeine Level ||Caffeinated |
|Body ||The medium bodied tea is lightened by the addition of oolong tea. |
|Flavors ||In the later decades of the British Empire, citrus flavors became synonymous with Earl Grey Tea. This tea is true to that heritage. It can be enjoyed on its own or with milk and sugar. |
|Brewing Time ||4 to 5 minutes |
|Brewing Temperature ||212° F |