Earl Grey Black Tea
Botanical: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benifits: Black tea contains a mix of antioxidants and flavonoids that have been linked to reducing the risk of chronic heart disease & stroke. Natural polyphenols, found in tea, help with gut health and are beneficial for your immune system, plus an amino acid called L-Theanine, present in black tea, improves brain function making you more alert and focused.
Earl Grey is possibly the most famous of the world’s flavoured teas. Bergamot orange has a flavour that could be described as a curious cross between a lemon and a grapefruit with a dash of lime. The blending of the malty Sri Lankan black tea with bergamot rind creates a tea that offers the palate sweet, floral, sour and bitter flavours that are undeniable and distinct. This famous tea earned its name, (as legend would have it) when it was presented as a gift to the British Prime Minister Charles Grey, from a Chinese Mandarin for saving his son’s life, a colourful story that may well be the product of a fertile imagination rather than fact. Charles Grey never went to China and bergamot was unknown to the Chinese at that time.
Brewing Earl Grey Black Tea
To make the most of your Earl Grey Tea, take 1 teaspoon of our Yahava Earl Grey Black Tea and steep it in a 220 ml cup at 90°c for about 3 minutes. For an extra kick, you can also squeeze in 1 slice of lemon.
The Common Blue Butterfly
It seems appropriate that this noble little British butterfly should grace our Earl Grey Tea. The Common Blue butterfly loves sunlight and can be found flitting in the grasslands all through the British Isles. The male is a stunning blue colour but the females are a dowdy brown. These little jewels are most active in the midday sun.