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Earl Grey, Tea Bags

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About our Earl Grey Tea Bags
Quantity: 20 tea bags per pack

Earl Grey is one of the most recognized flavored teas in the world. This quintessentially British tea is typically a black tea base flavored with oil from the rind of bergamot orange, a citrus fruit with the appearance and flavor somewhere between an orange and a lemon with a bit of grapefruit and lime thrown in. Today’s cultivar of the bergamot orange is believed to be a hybrid of the bitter Seville orange native to the Mediterranean and a sweet lime/lemon native to Southeast Asia.

While the English popularized Earl Grey tea, it was not an English invention. Scented and flavored teas are uniquely Chinese. Early Chinese tea masters constantly experimented with ways to make their teas more exotic, to capture not only the attention of the reigning emperors of the time but also the business of worldwide trade merchants looking to return home with the unique flavors of the Far East. From fragrant jasmine flowers and wild rosebuds to bitter oranges and sweet lychee fruits, Chinese tea masters infused fragrance and flavor into their teas during processing to create distinctive and highly drinkable beverages.

A tea is flavored or scented during manufacturing toward the end of the processing, usually once the leaves have dried. One way teas are flavored is by blending the finished tea with flowers, herbs, and spices so that the blended ingredients are visually appealing and the tea leaves are lightly infused with their aroma and flavor. Another way tea is flavored is by spraying or coating the finished tea with extracts, essential oils, or flavoring agents during or after the drying process. This adds a much more robust flavor to the tea and uses fewer ingredients. The flavoring-to-tea ratio is entirely up to the tea manufacturer, and the flavors of a brewed cup of flavored tea will vary by brand.

Earl Grey is most widely defined as a black tea flavored with bergamot oil. However, there is no one way to make Earl Grey tea, so every Earl Grey tea you've ever tried has probably tasted slightly different.

Contains: Black Tea and Organic Bergamot Oil.

Our teas come in a re-sealable tea bag to keep them fresh!

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated this information for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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