What is Earl Grey tea?
It is one of the great classics in the field of tea: Earl Grey is generally based on the use of black tea, although we also offer it on a green tea base, and even more rarely white tea or wulong tea, and even Rooïbos. A skilful blend of delicious teas with notes of bergamot is achieved to obtain the legendary taste of Earl Grey, one of the best-selling teas along with green teas, infusions and flavoured teas.
Composition of Earl Grey
Earl Grey is undoubtedly one of the most famous teas in the world, especially in England. But beware of preconceived ideas, despite its reputation as an English tea, Earl Grey does come from China. Moreover, the link between the famous English Earl Grey and the famous recipe of black tea scented with bergamot is not unanimous! If you want to discover the legend of Earl Grey and make your own opinion we invite you to discover its origin on our blog.
Regarding the ingredients of Earl Grey tea: our secret lies in the exceptional blend of quality ingredients prepared from black teas from China, a selection of essential oils of bergamot and flower petals. At Compagnie Coloniale, we always seek the perfect balance between taste and aroma.
But by the way, do you know bergamot?
This citrus fruit of the bergamot tree grows mainly in Italy. This fruit is mainly used to extract its essential oil. This essential oil is mainly known for its characteristic taste but also for its calming and relaxing virtues, which makes it a perfect ally against stress.
Tips for preparation
How to prepare this tea scented with bergamot so that it releases all the splendor of its aromas?
It's easy: We recommend you let it brew for 3 minutes in simmering water between 85° and 90°C.
But we can never repeat it enough: the secret of a good tea is to enjoy it first! You can shorten this time if you prefer a lighter taste, or lengthen it for a more intense result.
It is ideal to drink in the morning because it brings a real energy in the long run, perfect to start the day!
The Earl Grey Supérieur tea is a must, with powerful and delicate aromas. Very rich in antioxidants, it would facilitate the elimination of toxins.