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. Polyphenls help gut health & immunity plus an amino acid called L-Theanine present in black tea improves brain activity, making you more alert and focused.
Earl Grey is possibly the most well known of the world’s flavoured teas. The 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 when it was presented as a gift to the British Prime Minister Charles Grey, from a Chinese Mandarin for saving his sons life.
The Common Blue Butterfly
It seems appropriate that this noble little British butterfly should grace our Earl Grey tea. The Common Blue, 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 mid day sun.