This Earl Grey green tea uses all-natural bergamot oil with excellent Ceylon green tea and produces a lively Earl Grey.
Ingredients: Green tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant).
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Growing Altitudes:4000–5900 fee
Vacuum sealed bag to keep freshness of tea leaves
Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly-about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180°F/82°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon in your cup let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying the tea-do not remove the leaves from the cup. Adding milk and sugar is not recommended. Once the water level is low-add more water, and so on and so on-until the flavor of the tea is exhausted.
Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since you will be pouring it over ice and dilute it with cold water.
While Earl Grey black tea is the namesake of Charles, the 2nd Earl of Grey, it is a little known fact that Earl Grey green tea is named after Sir Albert Henry George, the 4th Earl of Grey who lived between 1851 and 1917. Sir Albert Henry George, served as Canada’s Governor General, (the Queen of England’s Canadian representative) from 1904–1911. It was during his tenure in this position that the tea that bears his name was first brewed.The incident occurred when Sir Albert made a visit to Newfoundland, which was then still part of England. The people of Newfoundland, as everyone knows, are great drinkers of tea, consuming more cups per capita than any other province or state in North America. Upon the arrival of the noble Sir Albert, a magnificent tea party was planned on the front lawn of the Newfoundland parliament. The food was ordered a month in advance. The tables were set up days in advance. Everything was going off without a hitch until 2 days before the party when the government’s storage shed was struck by lightning. The fire started by the strike burnt their entire stock of Earl Grey tea. Here’s where it got interesting. A scrappy young lad named Angus Mcafee recalled that he had seen a few fresh barrels of bergamot down on his grandfather’s dock in the harbor just in from the West Indies. He also knew that his other grandfather, who dabbled in the tea trade, had just received a shipment of green gunpowder tea from Ceylon. He put two and two together and spent the next 48 hours blending the tea and the bergamot together in an old barrel. Sir Albert was delighted with the innovation and recommended that young Angus ship over to England to be knighted by the Queen herself. (No one is sure if Angus ever became Sir Angus –the records have been lost.) And what did Sir Albert like so much about the tea? The answer is in the way the sweet bergamot blends with the slightly smoky profile of this green gunpowder tea.