Tasting Notes: A must for the avid Earl Grey tea drinker! Our flavourful Earl Grey mellowed with a delicious creamy taste. An excellent all day tea with a superb finish.
Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural vanilla.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Caffeine Content: Medium
Water Temperature: 206 F / 97 C
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes
Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz
Cream Earl Grey has a taste that’s smooth with vanilla overtones that stand out above the premium bergamot flavour – the signature taste of Earl Grey. This is a tea that would complement a royal meal or any another aristocratic occasion for that matter! One has to assume that Charles Grey himself (1764-1845) would have strongly approved of this delicacy.
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavour the tea and why do we use natural flavours?
First… Our suppliers only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavourful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavour notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery colour and, most importantly – perfect for use as the base tea of our flavoured teas. (Our Suppliers have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for their flavoured teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This ‘dual peak period’ allow them to buy the best for our flavoured tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
Second… They use flavouring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Third… We specify natural flavours. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavours do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavoured tea is to use overpowering artificial flavours, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavours do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavours tend to be somewhat ‘soft‘ and the flavours slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavoured teas.
Price: Starting at $8 / 50g