100g Cream Earl Grey Black Tea
A must for the avid Earl Grey tea drinker! Our flavoury Earl Grey mellowed with a delicious creamy taste. An excellent all day tea with a superb finish.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka / India / Kenya / Albania
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Assam + Nilgiri / Nandi Highlands / Tirana
Antioxidant Level: Very High
Caffeine Content: Medium
Earl Grey is world renowned as a classic English tea - probably as famous as the Tower Bridge or Big Ben. If you are fan of Earl Grey and haven't tried Cream Earl Grey yet, you're in for a treat. Cream Earl Grey has a taste that's smooth with vanilla overtones that stand out above the premium bergamot flavor - the signature taste of Earl Grey. This is a tea that would complement a royal meal or any another aristocratic occasion for that matter! One has to assume that Charles Grey himself (1764-1845) would have strongly approved of this delicacy.
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
Firstly... we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
Secondly. we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly. we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.