Earl Grey teas, traditionally, were blends comprised of varying black teas with Bergamot oil added to them. Today, any tea (green, white, herbal) that is sprayed with Bergamot oil is known as Earl Grey.
Mrs. Grey's Blend is an interesting black tea blend that has the fragrant aroma and flavor of our Earl Grey with orange and lemon peels that creates a refreshing taste sensation. Delicious when iced!
Bergamot oil comes from the rind of the bergamot orange, which grows on the citrus tree Citrus bergamia. The oil expressed from the rind is used, in addition to making Earl Grey tea blends, quite frequently in the cosmetic industry. Bergamot oil can be found in soaps, lotions, oils and perfumes and has been said to help alleviate depression as well as used as a digestive aid and used to help skin irregularities (such as psoriasis).
Earl Grey tea is a favorite with bakers in many culinary recipes. It goes especially well with cakes, cookies, confections and any recipe with chocolate!
Tasting Notes: This lovely tea is more delicate than we initially expected! We were concerned the fabulous citrus flavor would be overwhelmingly strong, but were pleasantly surprised when we tasted our first cup. The citrus, while noticeable, knows its place and is subtle and enjoyable. Try it iced, with a sprig of mint for that special ooh-la-la experience.
Brewing Instructions: Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
Ingredients: Black teas, orange peel, organic lemon peel and natural flavors.
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