An Earl Grey Gift Set ideal for those who delight in the classics.
Earl Grey tea is favoured by many throughout the Western world. Though its creation is fairly recent, it is not truly known if the British Prime minister Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl of Grey, actually inspired this popular tea blend. A true Earl Grey tea consists of a fine black tea scented with the unique fragrance of pure oil of bergamot. The oil is taken from the rinds of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia, a plant native to Italy.
We use a whole-leaf Assam with a nice body and a smooth finish as the base tea for our Classic Earl, then add a true Italian cold-pressed, organic oil of Bergamot from Calabria, Italy. The fragrance is bright and fresh; the flavour is delightful. This combination produces one of the truest and finest Earl Greys you will ever drink.
Black Lavender is also known as a traditional French Earl Grey. Beautiful notes of aromatic bergamot combine perfectly with the fresh perfume of dried organic lavender blossoms. The tea is flavourful on its own, while also able to carry milk and honey, and steeps beautifully for iced tea on a hot summer day. A truly elegant cup, this tea pairs wonderfully with glazed lemon cakes and lighter sweets for an afternoon treat.
Cream of Earl - It is rare to find a Cream of Earl Grey which does not contain anything but true ingredients of nature. The ‘cream’ in our version comes solely from pure vanilla bean grown in Madagascar. A blend of Assamese teas alongside a truly Italian organic oil of Bergamot from Calabria provides the classic Earl Grey base tea. This blends with rich and aromatic vanilla to provide a tea that is both comforting and refreshing.
This set contains a tin of our very popular Classic Earl, a tin of Black Lavender, our version of a French Earl Grey as well as a sample size of Cream of Earl; in addition to the three teas the Tea Press will ensure a perfect steep of these beloved teas time and again.
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