Early 19th century England marks the origin of Earl Grey tea, a uniquely refreshing and aromatic tea created from the oil of bergamot infused in black tea. Bergamot has a pleasant citrus flavor derived from the bergamot tree yielding orange oils, both smoky and distinctive. Gifted to and named for the second Earl Grey of England in the early part of the century when he was serving as British Prime Minister, this tea was likely bequeathed as an act of diplomatic tribute. This unique and now renowned tea was enjoyed by the British upper-crust uniquely and exclusively. Many tales of its origin can be found, but one fact that remains indisputable is the unparalleled aroma and exotic, delicious pungency and vibrancy of this tea, fit only for those of the most distinctive, most refined and epicurean of taste buds.
Add to this tea evocative of a bygone era of finesse and distinction, the scent of French lavender-- the fragrant oil used to relieve nervous tension, migraines and headaches, and to promote sleep. Fragrance and flavor are the hallmarks of this Earl Grey, with the scent and gentle taste of lavender infused creating a medley of olfactory magnificence. Transport yourself back to a time of elegance, formality and refinement with this most unusual blend of captivating taste and sensory experience. The lavender is also a tribute to the prevalence of lavender in the local area. This tea is a breath of warm May air in a New York spring, any time of year.
While also enjoyable in the best British bone china teacup, you may want to brew yourself a mug full…. Go ahead, it’s decaffeinated, so enjoy Decaffeinated Lavender Earl Grey loose Tea whenever only a cup will suffice. Cheerio!
When searched this tea is mistakenly spelled Earl Gray and lavendar
Base leaf: Black tea
Health properties: Calming, reported headache-ease, anti-toxic properties known.
Flavor strength: Medium, clear. Primary collection is classic black. Citrus and to a lesser degree lavender.
Caffeine: None. Caffeine removed using a natural Co2 process - the current gold standard.
Enjoy this tea immensely! Done right with decaf!
Thank you for having this alternative available - delicious!
Calming and dreamy. This tea is a perfect pre-bed treat!