Not only does our naturally flavoured Earl Grey look fantastic, but strict quality measures ensure great taste and consistency is unrivalled.
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.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavours
Regions: Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Caffeine Guide: Medium
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)
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Some new friends came to tea the other day and as they hadn’t had your tea before they were much impressed, excellent 😃
Flavour not overpowering, well balanced. Fast, efficient delivery. Well recommended
I have tried probably 20 different loose leaf earl grey teas and this is my favourite, the black tea is smooth lovely high quality large leaves and the level of Bergamot flavour is perfect not over powering or bitter.
I blend my earl grey with jasmine flowers or rose petals for the perfect brew for me.
I buy several varieties of tea from Teacakes of Yorkshire on a regular basis, all of which are always much appreciated by my nearest and dearest, and other random visitors. Not only is their tea of excellent quality, but their service is good and I never cease to be amazed how swiftly my order is fulfilled. Also their packaging always keeps the tea wonderfully fresh. Many thanks Teacakes of Yorkshire.
A light and citrusy tea, to my mind a bit more like a Lady Grey, but very refreshing.