earl grey blue star
Ingredients: Black tea Orange Pekoe grade, cornflower, natural flavor.
Cup Characteristics: An unbelievable aroma that portends an unbelievable taste. We have been told repeatedly: “This is the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted!”
Options: Superb with milk and sugar.Benefits: The health benefits of black tea have been well documented for quite some time, and if you are thinking of adding more black tea to your diet, then its health benefits likely have played a big part in your decision. The big difference between black tea and other types of tea, like white and green tea, is that it is more oxidized. As a result of this increased oxidation, black tea is a lot more flavourful and caffeine-laden than its counterparts which do not enjoy this amount of oxidation. Drinking black tea is also help to reduce cardiovascular problems, prevent cancer and lower risk of diabetes.
Fun to know: Earl Grey is world renowned as a classic English tea – probably as famous as the Tower Bridge or Big Ben. Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. Stories about the origins of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude, the diplomat was given the recipe for this flavored tea. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey.
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