Origin: Black Tea from Yunnan, China. Essential oil of Bergamot from Italy.
Flavor Profile: Simply delicious! Bright citrus punch with a sweet fleeting hint of flower. The flavor of the100% organic bergamot is so pure, so fresh… nothing like the overpowering powering perfumey, “naturally flavored” Earl Grey(s) that dominate the market. The black tea is deep and dark with little acidity. Perfect with or without the addition of milk and sugar.
Tea Story: The best Earl Grey in the world.
Ok, so everybody knows Earl Grey tea: that classically strong, astringent, citrus brew that originated in England for cold foggy days and paired perfectly with milk and sugar. As the story goes: in 1792, Charles the Second Earl Grey (famed for ending the monopoly on English tea imports), received a gift of Bergamot scented tea from a Mandarin friend. Over 200 years later, we still love it!
Two things make this tea so special. From the ancient tea forests on Jingmai Mountain in China, this tea grows wild, and is crafted into a delicious, beautiful black tea that is good for the environment, good for the artisan families who pick it, and good for you. Our bergamot (which is similar to a lemon) is also organic, and we use just the right amount to incite your taste buds and balance the flavor and astringency of the tea… without overpowering it. (By the way, bergamot is known to have benefits on soothing the emotions).
Samovarian Poetry: Frisky and brisk. Superb citrus to incite your tastebuds.
Food Pairing: Classically paired with milk and sugar. Or if you prefer to abstain from these traditional English additions, no fear- our Earl Grey perfect just the way it is. A delightful compliment to any sweet pastry from scones to apple pie. Our Earl Grey is the ideal paired with any desert with chocolate, cream, or fruit.