Decaffeinated Earl Grey
Not only does our naturally flavoured Decaffeinated Earl Grey look fantastic, but strict quality measures ensure great taste and consistency is unrivalled.
Here at TeaCakes of Yorkshire, we insist the process of removing caffeine is done chemical free. Our teas are briefly soaked in exceptionally pure water and gently flushed with CO2, the CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and removes them from the tea leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavour. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact so it’s still great for you.
Our renowned grower has perfected and produced unrivalled quality for decades, having a medium body, balanced astringency and long finish we guarantee nobody will be able to tell this is decaffeinated
We have only chosen high altitude grown teas from the top three tea growing regions of Sri Lanka for our base tea. Some of the finest black tea in the world is produced in the central highland area. The districts of Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva produce flavorful teas that have that classic “ Ceylon” character, a sweet floral bouquet with pleasant a mild astringency and a vibrant copper cup colour. Having different regional peak periods allows us access to the best for our tea blends at various times during the year, ensuring consistent top quality and freshness.
Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit (a type of orange). A common 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 flavoured tea. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey.
We insist on using only natural flavouring oils, the high-quality tea tastes good and natural flavours do not overpower the great taste of the high grown Ceylon tea, also natural flavours leave no aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. (The practice for some making flavoured tea is to use overpowering artificial flavours, which may be an indicator of a covered up lower quality tea).Natural flavours tend to be more delicate and subtle, most find this a refreshing change and is one of the desired qualities of our naturally flavoured teas.
A wonderfully balanced tea that is an absolute must try for all Earl Grey lovers that won't keep you up at night.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavours
Regions: Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Caffeine Guide: Removed chemical free
Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 8500 feet above sea level
Antioxidant Content: High
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Infusion Colour: Bright and coppery
Seasonality: Seasonal quality (Jan.- Feb. + August growth)
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)