Cream of Earl & Decaf Earl
We are thrilled to announce two highly anticipated teas have joined our collection of Westholme Blends…After years of many requests, 2021 is the year we deliver!
Both of these teas are blended with a truly Italian organic, oil of Bergamot from Calabria. This provides the classic Earl Grey ingredient, cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia.
CREAM OF EARL
This tea offers a lovely depth of flavour and alluring aroma. It is rare to find a Cream of Earl which does not contain anything but true ingredients of nature. The ‘cream’ comes solely from pure vanilla bean grown in Madagascar. A blend of Assamese teas alongside the Bergamot orange combine with rich and aromatic vanilla for a tea that comforts and refreshes.
Warmed brown-sugar notes add to the crisp bergamot, translating into delightful tones reminiscent of grapefruit. Sip upon sip, a softness fills the mouth that is matched with a touch of astringent citrus linger. The vanilla strengthens as it sits in the cup. This Cream of Earl is a lovely treat. Just as the name implies, this tea invokes a sense of cream in the cup and is perfect on its own, although would stand up well to the addition of milk and honey.
For those who delight in a cup of Earl Grey but need an option without caffeine. Decaffeination is achieved via the organic swiss water method. The base tea is a Nilgiri, known to be crisp, aromatic, and flavourful. Nilgiri translates to 'Blue Mountain', and is one of India’s well known tea districts. This particular tea is grown at the Korakundah Estate which sits at one of the highest elevations in the region. This estate was established in the 1930’s, and first in the area to obtain Organic Certification.
An auburn-gold liquor and earthy aroma invokes the senses. This decaffeinated black tea is uplifting and full of flavour (it is certainly no wimpy decaf!). From the first sip the tea layers in gentle astringency with copper and dry woodsy tones, and even a light floral note. As you sip the flavour further develops. An aroma lingers in the cup like freshly cut wood. The crisp bergamot citrus compliments the earthy Nilgiri and pulls even greater depth out of the tea flavour. This tea can truly be enjoyed any time of day!