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Earl Grey Tea Blend , Decaffeinated Loose Leaf Black Tea

Earl Grey Tea Blend , Decaffeinated Loose Leaf Black Tea

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per 1/4 Pound
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$7.20 
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per Pound
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$18.00 
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sample (4 servings)
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$2.00 

All the glorious presence of Earl Grey Tea, but without the caffeine boost!

Using a chemical-free decaffeination process, this tea mixes Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) with the delicate indigo threads of cornflower blossoms. Once in the cup, this tea explodes with fragrance as citrusy bergamot fills the air with a promise of sweetness in a strong cup of black tea! Delight in this decaffeinated version of a fantastic classic tea!

a.
quick look

information at a glance
decaffeinated earl grey tea ingredients Decaffeinated 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 content decaffeinated

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 decaffeinated earl grey tea?

c.
blend profile

for decaffeinated earl grey tea
water temp212°F (boiling)
time3 minutes
amount2 grams per 8 ounces water
infusion method Use fresh filtered water when steeping black tea blends. The decaffeinated black tea base used for this blend has slightly more broken leaves than our regular loose leaf black tea and therefore we recommend a slightly shorter steep time.

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.

A Note About Decaffeinated Tea: Our decaffeinated teas are processed using a hot water method. This initial soak allows the some of the water-soluable caffeine molecules to be drawn out of the tea before the tea is again dried and packaged for sale.

Please note that there is no type of decaffeination that removes ALL of the caffeine in tea. Additionally decaffeination processes also remove some of the antioxidants and other benefits of the tea along with the its caffeine. If you require a fully caffeine free beverage, it is our recommendation you switch to a rooibos or an herbal “tea,” more accurately called a “tisane” since herbals contain none of the Camellia sinensis tea plant. If however you enjoy the full-bodied flavor of Camellia sinensis tea but want less of a stimulant, our decaffeinated teas will have the reduced amount of caffeine that might serve your purpose.

Read more about tea types and caffeine in our newsletter archive article Caffeine in Tea: A Tale of More or Less


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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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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