The Earl Grey

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Black Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “Cold steep tea of the day: this Earl Grey! I hadn't had an Earl Grey iced before, but I have enough kinds that I wanted to try it out. When I first had this tea in Covent Garden, I detected a...” Read full tasting note
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It is to the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830‘s that we owe thanks for this classic black tea. Earl Grey is one of the most famous tea blends – Sri Lankan Uva black tea flavoured with natural Bergamot, the oil from a vibrant citrus tree. The good Earl apparently fell in love with it after receiving a gift from a Chinese diplomat. Our Earl Grey adds an extra citrus twist from Lemon peel and a touch of colour from beautiful cornflowers.
Serving tips:
Take four minutes of time to achieve perfection. Use one teaspoon per person and add freshly drawn boiling water. Enjoy with milk or black with a slice of lemon.
Style: mid-strength black tea flavoured with bergamot
Enjoy it: with smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, spiced lemon cake

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2035 tasting notes

Cold steep tea of the day: this Earl Grey! I hadn’t had an Earl Grey iced before, but I have enough kinds that I wanted to try it out. When I first had this tea in Covent Garden, I detected a floral note to it, so I figured it might be a good candidate for cold steeping to try to bring those floral notes out.

The liquor reached a light amber color after about 20 hours. The bergamot really comes on strong when cold brewed; not for the bergamot averse! It was even shockingly strong for me, and I love bergamot (down to buying “bergamottes” hard candies in Paris!). But it’s not astringent or bitter, just powerfully bergamotty. I bet it would taste just like the bergamottes candy with a little sweetener! The floral notes definitely do come out more in the cold brew, but because there are also orange peels in this one, there are distinct citrus notes as well. The best of both worlds! The bergamot is so strong I can hardly taste the tea (not the case when brewed hot), so this one also might be a good candidate for mixing in some plain black when cold steeping. In any case, I’m enjoying it!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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