All About Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey is traditionally made from a blend of Chinese and Indian black teas, flavored with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit.
Legend has it that the Earl of Grey was on a Diplomatic trip to China when he saved the life of a local Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude, the Diplomat was given the recipe for creating this tea, which he brought back with him to Britain to share what would go on to become one of the most popular English tea blends.
We hope you enjoy our version of one of the most popular, widely enjoyed teas in the world!
Black teas like this earl grey one are loaded with health benefits, including:
Stress and Anxiety Reduction: Compounds in black tea may help us recover from the daily stresses in life.
Weight Loss: Mice fed a black tea supplement while on a high sugar diet had less weight gain and a greater metabolism than mice who didn't receive the black tea supplement.
Cancer Prevention: Antioxidants, like the polyphenols, catechins, and theaflavins in black tea, may reduce the development and spread of cancer.
Diarrhea Reduction: Diarrhea symptoms can be reduced by the high amounts of tannins in black tea.
Diabetes Prevention: Lab rat experiments show that black tea is beneficial in both lowering blood sugar levels and reducing diabetic cataracts.
Headache Management: If you're suffering from a tension headache, the antioxidants in black tea can help relieve it faster than standard painkillers.
Oral Health: According to the American Society for Microbiology: “compounds in black tea may attack the harmful bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease and cavities.”
Origin: Sri Lanka
Caffeine Level: High, about half a cup of coffee.
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.
Mix With: milk, sugar, or lemon.