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A perfect present of our much loved Earl Grey Teas. The Classic Earl Grey Tea Gift Set for a modern Tea Drinker. Bursting with the timeless refreshing flavours of Italian Bergamot and fresh Assam. This set includes both premium Loose Leaf and Tea Bags, packaged in our iconic white Tea Caddies (tins). Ideal for a no-fuss, quality cuppa on the go, or a for when you want to embrace a slow moment with the teapot! With 50g Loose Leaf and 50 Tea Bags - enough to keep even the most eager Earl Grey connoisseur stocked up!

 

This never-going-out-of-fashion, excellent, tasty tea set includes:

 

1x 50g Tea Pouch of premium Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea

2x Stylish Tea Tins containing 50 (25 in each) biodegradable premuim Earl Grey Tea Bags. Perfect Tea Caddies for the kitchen worktop!

Povided in a gift box for maximum wow factor when opened

Option to add a personalised gift note

Hand blended in Cornwall

 

Our Assam is a hearty base for Italian Bergamot, bright blue Cornish Cornflowers and citrus peel. A beautiful looking blend that leaves you with a burly, energising, floral cup! Simply delicious. A great tea gift for a tea lover, or to show generosity and thanks. You can even add a personal note to the recipient of this gift.

 

If you know someone who takes their Earl Grey Tea verrrry seriously, then this will add a bit of style and magic to their tea ritual.

 

Earl Grey tea is a type of fermented black tea harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant, so Earl Grey tea does contain caffeine, like all black teas.

 

The Sophistication of Earl Grey

Earl Grey, a quintessential tea, boasts a rich history and a captivating flavor profile. Traditionally, it features a Black Tea base, most commonly from regions like China (Keemun) or India. This base provides a robust and slightly malty foundation. The star of the show, however, is the Bergamot. If you didn't know, Bergamot is derived from the rind of a fruit called the Bergamot Orange, commonly grown in Italy. It looks more like an unsophisticated, and rather ugly Lime more than an Orange! Tastes great though!

Earl Grey Tea Gift Set

£35.99Price

Origins of Earl Grey:

Whilst it is the Black Tea base that gives Earl Grey most of its flavour, you should still consider the Bergamot used. Bergamot cannot be eaten fresh, unlike other citrus fruits. However, natural Bergamot oil is often used in various foods, fragrances, lotions and, of course, is used to flavour Earl Grey teas. Earl Greys that use natural Bergamot produce the best flavour.

 

Bergamot: A Citrusy Twist

This unique citrus fruit, resembling a lime in color and boasting a complex aroma, is not your average orange. While Bergamot shares some characteristics with its citrus cousins, it offers a distinctive blend of sweet, floral, and slightly bitter notes. These characteristics are captured in the essential oil extracted from the Bergamot rind and used to infuse the Black Tea leaves. The result? The subtle yet unforgettable citrusy essence that defines Earl Grey tea.

Beyond the Classic: Earl Grey Variations

While Bergamot reigns supreme, modern palates can explore a world of Earl Grey variations. Some blends incorporate orange oil for a sweeter citrus twist, while others might introduce floral notes like lavender. For a smoky experience, some Earl Greys incorporate Lapsang Souchong, a Black Tea known for its smoky character. Even the base tea can vary, with some Earl Greys featuring Green Tea or Oolong Tea for a lighter and more nuanced taste.

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