In the Know
Though the historical lore behind the development of Earl Grey Tea extends beyond logic, for anyone who is enamored with the distinct flavor of this iconic tea, stories have little influence over the delight experienced while sipping. That being said, if what folklore reveals is true, one’s tea drinking moments may be even more memorable. It has to do with a Chinese scholar, his drowning son, a rescue, and a thank you gift to the second Earl Grey. Except the dates and destinations don’t make total sense.
A Little Earl Grey History
There was an actual (Charles) Earl Grey; in fact there were two. The second Earl Grey was the eldest son of the first one, and served as Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. His claim to fame not only revolves around the development of Earl Grey Tea (reference the drowning Chinese son, and the gift to the Earl), but during his tenure as PM (1833), slavery was abolished in the British Empire.
Health Benefits of Earl Grey Tea
Though bergamot in massage oil has been used to treat pain and depression in hospice patients, anyone who has smelled the citrusy essence of bergamot oil knows its ability to uplift and delight. When added to organic black tea, the benefits multiply.
What Does Buddha Teas Earl Grey Tea Taste Like?
Smooth, balanced, never overpowering, our expertly crafted blend of organic black tea and oil of bergamot combine to land an exquisite, classic cup of tea.
How to Make Earl Grey Tea
Heat cool, filtered water to a high temperature of about 208° F. (Because black tea is already oxidized, you can’t really scald it.) Pour 8-10 ounces over one tea bag, preferably in a clear cup so you can see how strong it’s getting. For best flavor, steep at least two minutes, and no more than five. For many, drinking Earl Grey “neat” allows the delightful bergamot fragrance full bloom. Others prefer to add a splash of milk or cream, or a slice of lemon. Some enjoy the addition of a sweetener as well.
Experience This Iconic Blend Today
With its distinctive flavor and zesty aroma, Earl Grey Tea is worthy of a place in every tea connoisseur’s cupboard. With Buddha Teas, you can experience the refreshing taste of earl grey in a way that is both delicious and healthy. We use only the highest quality organic ingredients in our tea, and our bleach-free tea bags keep you free from worry about chemicals contaminating an otherwise perfect brew.