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Elderflower Earl Grey

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Earl Grey meets elderflower cordial…

Inspired by elderflower cordial sipped at the height of summer, we've blended a bright, crisp Ceylon tea with hedgerow elderberries and delicate white speckles of elderflower blossoms. Flavours of bergamot bring a fragrant quality to the cup and the subtlest suggestion of that traditional Earl Grey taste - lovely for those looking for something a little lighter at afternoon tea. Blending the taste of tradition with the pure, floral flavours of an English summer, this is a tea of Sunday cricket matches and gossip on the allotment.
  • Tea Type

    Black Tea with Flavouring

  • Origin

    Sri Lanka

  • Taste Profile

    Citrus, Sweet, Fruity

  • Tastes like

    Sweetly fruity, with a hint of bergamot

  • Food pairing

    Try with cucumber sandwiches and afternoon tea

  • When to drink

    A fruity alternative to afternoon tea

Brew the perfect cup

Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.

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* * * * * Lovely flowery tea by Fiona on 8th November 2015

This is a really delicious flowery tea, but very subtle. The elderflower gives a lovely unusual taste, but does not overwhelm. I have been drinking it quite weak.

* * * * * Fantastic taste! by Melody on 2nd November 2015

This is the greatest taste of Earl Grey I ever had! The Earl Grey with light sweet smell makes the tea taste great. Very refreshing morning or afternoon flavour!

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Sri Lanka

Known by the country’s original colonial name, Ceylon, Sri Lankan tea is one of the world’s most popular single origin varieties. However, its success is one of those surprisingly flukes of history. Coffee plantations were originally the country’s main economic resource and it wasn’t until the 1860s that the Scottish pioneer James Taylor planted the first tea bush. He wasn’t having much luck, but when a sudden blight devastated the coffee plantations the Sri Lankan tea industry took centre stage. The tea’s clean, brisk taste proved a real hit at the London tea auctions and the British have never looked back…

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