Cream of Earl

Regular price $9.50

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme

Ingredients: Assam, Oil of Bergamot (certified organic, cold pressed, 100% oil of bergamot from Calabria, Italy), Pure Madagascar Vanilla Bean

Description: After years of many requests for this tea, 2021 is the year we deliver. It is rare to find a Cream of Earl Grey 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 a truly Italian organic oil of Bergamot from Calabria provides the classic Earl Grey base tea. The oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia. This blends with rich and aromatic vanilla to provide a tea that is both comforting and refreshing.

Tasting Notes: This tea offers a lovely depth of flavour and alluring aroma. Warmed brown-sugar notes add to the crispness of the 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 would make a perfect tea on its own! If desired, it would stand up well to the addition of milk and honey.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


*Please note that our Earl Grey Blends contain pure Oil of Bergamot. They are therefore not suitable for those with allergies to citrus fruits.*

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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