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Superior Earl Grey Black Tea

Superior Earl Grey Black Tea

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An Earl Grey tea lover's Earl Grey. Strong Bergamot with bright citrus characters.

Made with all natural flavorings.

 

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant).

 

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts

Shipping Port: Colombo

Grade: OP Orange Pekoe

Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level

Manufacture Type: Orthodox

Cup Characteristics: An unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. A correct balance of flavoring that results in a piquant and refreshing true Earl Grey taste that goes well with pastries and cakes. The true taste from the natural flavoring oils creates an Earl Grey that calls you back for more

Infusion: Bright, coppery

Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Cornflower petals, natural flavors

 

Information:

Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. The stories of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavored tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In an event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.

 

What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?

Firstly... we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.

 

Secondly... we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.

 

Thirdly... we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.ne of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.

  • Free Samples!

    Free sample included with any order over 4oz or totaling $25.00 or more. Who doesn't like free stuff!

  • You'll Love It. Guaranteed!

    If you don't love your tea try another! Most products qualify for free exchange or replacement for 15 days from the date your order ships. The product must be in its original condition, and in its original packaging. If we do not receive your return in its original condition, we will be unable to offer you an exchange. This policy applies to domestic orders only. Please email Returns@SuperiorSpiceAndTea.com for more details.

  • Free Shipping

    Shipping is free if your order includes at least $25.00 worth of product. That's only a little over 4oz of tea, and honestly who can choose only one...or three? For everything else there is only a small shipping rate based on actual product total weight. 

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