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Earl Grey Tea Blend Loose Leaf Black Tea

Earl Grey Tea Blend Loose Leaf Black Tea

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per 1/4 Pound
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$3.60 
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per Pound
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$9.00 
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sample (4 servings)
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$1.00 

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!

a.
quick look

information at a glance
earl grey tea ingredients Black tea, cornflower petals, and natural bergamot flavoring.
tea type Black tea blend with herbs.

Learn more about black tea on our product information pages.
tea blenderMonterey Bay Spice Company
cup color
aroma
flavor
caffeine contentcontains caffeine

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore loose leaf teas in an airtight container away from light and heat.
good vs badKept in suggested conditions black tea can last 12 months. The oxidation process makes it suitable for longer-term storage as compared to other tea types. However, it is still advisable to restock often for premium flavor.
why buy earl grey tea?

c.
blend profile

for earl grey tea
water temp212°F (boiling)
time3-5 minutes
amount2 grams per 8 ounces water
infusion method Use fresh filtered water when steeping black tea blends. The black tea base used for this blend has large leaves and therefore can be steeped longer than more delicate black teas (e.g. Darjeeling) or broken leaf teas.

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. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller 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. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
notes on 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.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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