Rich and dark, sharp and to the point. Earl Grey is one of the most well know types of tea and a favourite among tea drinkers. This classic is a blended black tea flavoured with bergamot, as you might suspect it originates in Britain, and is made with Chinese tea leaves. The Bergamot orange is a citrus tree which comes from the Calabria region in Italy, making this tea both fresh and awakening, and robust with the blackness of the tea leaves.
Earl Grey makes a perfect afternoon tea, and is an ideal pick-me-up to keep you going through the 2 pm slump. It’s also well suited to breakfast and brunch, although a nice Breakfast Tea usually edges it out at that time of day.
The perfect sip of Earl grey tea comes from patience. Don’t squish the tea bag or mash the leaves, don’t agitate to speed up the steeping process. Just boil your water, pour it over the tea, and wait. Leave it a good ten minutes remove the tea bags or leaves then prepare your tea. Most importantly, enjoy your tea with good company or a good book!