Organic Earl Grey

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A superior Oil of Bergamot Earl Grey on an Organic full tea leaf from Nilgiri, India.


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Organic Black Tea, Natural Oil of Bergamot

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A superior organic Earl Grey, made with the full tea leaf from Nilgiri, India. Scented with the oil of bergamot, extracted from the rind of the bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.

The Earl Grey blend is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832, who reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavoured with bergamot oil. Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) is a small citrus tree which blossoms during the winter and is grown commercially in Italy. It is likely a hybrid of Citrus limetta and Citrus aurantium.

Jacksons of Piccadilly claim they originated Earl Grey's Tea, Lord Grey having given the recipe to Robert Jackson & Co. partner George Charlton in 1830. According to Jacksons, the original recipe has been in constant production and has never left their hands. Theirs has been based on China tea since the beginning.

According to the Grey family, the tea was specially blended by a Chinese mandarin for Lord Grey, to suit the water at Howick Hall, the family seat in Northumberland, using bergamot in particular to offset the preponderance of lime in the local water. Lady Grey used it to entertain in London as a political hostess

Our Nilgiri base is from the Korakundah Estate in Nilgiri, India. One of the highest tea estates in the world, approximately 8000ft above sea level, giving it a remarkably pleasant delicacy. Korakundah Estate supports social projects for it's tea workers and local villagers.

The Nilgiri (Tamil: நீலகிரி, Badaga: நீலகி:ரி or blue mountains), often referred to as the Nilgiri Hills, are a range of mountains with at least 24 peaks above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft), in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu state at the junction of Karnataka and Kerala states in Southern India. They are part of the larger Western Ghats mountain chain making up the southwestern edge of the Deccan Plateau.

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Ingredients Organic Black Tea, Natural Oil of Bergamot
Steeping Time 3-5 Minutes
Steeping Temperature 212°F
Amount Tea 1 tsp. per 1 cup Water
Tea Attributes Certified Organic
Tea Function No

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