EARL GREY TEA
It’s hard to imagine a more popular tea than Earl Grey! This amazing and visually appealing tea combines the dark full leaves of an Orange Pekoe with the indigo splash of cornflower petals. Beyond the stunning visual display, the sweet and succulent aroma of bergamot mellows the black tea with an invitation of fruitiness. Classic teas are classic for obvious reasons and Earl Grey is no exception! Its flavor is unique, and its popularity everlasting.
30g (15-20 servings) Kraft Tube
60g (30-40 servings) Kraft Tube (in picture)
120g (60-80 servings) Kraft Bag
(All biodegradable packaging)
Ingredients: Black tea, cornflower petals, & natural bergamot flavoring.
Infusion Methods: Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn’t pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor.
Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups (you can use a cup strainer). When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
Tea Strength: The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.
We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.
If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.
Storage: Teas should be kept in an airtight container away from light and heat. They will be at their freshest within the first 6 months.
Ideal Water Temperature: Water for white and green teas should generally be between 160 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit (not boiling) because the leaves are more sensitive and will burn, dissolving the tannin and making it taste too bitter. Oolong should be brewed between 180 and 200. And black and herbal teas should be brewed between 208 and 212 degrees (boiling). .
Serving Size: 2 grams tea per 8 ounces water (1-2 Teaspoons), however you can make it lighter or stronger to your preference.