Earl Grey Tea

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Earl Grey tea was created as a way to imitate Chinese black teas that were flavored with mandarin. The British, not having direct access to mandarins, used oil from bergamots (another fragrant citrus fruit). It was actually a fraudulent product passed off as the real thing, the tea equivalent of buying an authentic Prada bag from the trunk of a car. However, Earl Grey soon became greatly appreciated for its own unique flavor and thus a new classic tea was born.

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Our Earl Grey comes packed with bergamot oil and the addition of indigo cornflower petals. The result is a classic flavor with plenty of citrus. Often served with a bit of cream and sugar Earl Grey is the perfect tea time cup.

Of course, Earl Grey is also a fantastic tool for the pastry fan. Use it to flavor cakes, macarons, ganache, and sweet breads. The result is ethereal. Want a popular pastry combination in San Francisco and Sacramento bakeries? Earl Grey cake slathered with lavender buttercream. Heaven.

Additional Info

Ingredients Black tea, cornflower petals and bergamot flavor.
Notes Black Tea
Botanical Name Camellia Sinensis
Caffeine Free? No
Basic Preparation Caffeinated; 3 grams of tea per six ounces of water yields approximately 150 cups per lb. of tea.
Recommended Applications Start with cold, fresh water. Preheat tea pot, use approximately 3 grams of tea leaves for 6 oz of water. For tea, steep 4 minutes. For Herbal Teas/Tisanes brew as black teas, with water to rolling boil. Pour over tea or herbal, do not boil botanicals when making tea.
Handling / Storage To be stored in a cool, dry area out of direct light.
Qualities No
Country of Origin United States


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