Early Grey Loose Leaf Tea – The Tealicious version of Earl Grey includes Darjeeling and Ceylon teas for a lightly flavoured refreshing taste.
100g makes approx 50 cups of tea.
- Tasters say – light, refreshing, citrus, orange like.
- Looks – light and golden
- Region – mainly Ceylon and Darjeeling
- Brew – For best results, 4 to 5 mins (but you will work out what’s best for you) Can be drunk with milk but try it with lemon or orange for a change.
A light, refreshing blend with added oil of bergamot, a citrus fruit. The Tealicious version of the traditional Earl Grey tea includes a base blend of Darjeeling and Ceylon tea so it is lighter and less powerful than most others.
There are records of tea being flavoured with bergamot oil in the early 1800s but it was probably given its name in honour of Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey and British Prime Minister in the 1830s.
There is no fixed recipe for the ‘Earl Grey’ blend and many companies disguise inferior teas by over loading them with oil.
We have used quality high grown Darjeeling and Ceylon teas and just enough oil to allow the tea flavour through. The result is a delightfully light, refreshing blend which can be drunk at any time of day.
Tealicious are a small independent business based in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, made up of Husband and Wife team, Nigel and Katie who supply Quality Loose Leaf Teas. Nigel is a trained tea taster and having visited most tea growing countries, his expertise really shines through in the Tealicious range. All Tealicious teas are sourced from Tea Estates who are members of either, or both, The Ethical Tea Partnership and Rainforest Alliance (except for the green tea as neither are well represented in China). Tealicious send the tea's in 100% home compostable packaging with absolutely zero plastic included.