Elderflower Earl Grey Loose Tea

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Elderflower Earl Grey Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314591
$9.50 - $15.50

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    • Loose Tea Pouch, 50g
      $9.50
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 50g
      $15.50

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  • Description
    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.
  • Ingredients

    Black Tea, 6% Elderberries, 3% Elderflowers, Flavouring.

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Gluten free.

  • Reviews
    Respectful homage
     
    By Jim from Bath on 03/30/2019
    The word to best describe this tea: earthy. I like it a lot. As described this black tea is suitable for an afternoon brew.
    Elderflower Earl Grey
     
    on 03/23/2017
    Being Autistic I find the leaves dry scent overwhelmingly strong. Like a heavy perfume.
    I recieved it in mini caddy form as a birthday present, with the Alice tea for one. Initially I was confused & later on I admit was very tearful. I think it was over the caddy shade of blue as well as the strong scent xD as i prefer pastel blues to what may be either powder or duck egg blue, as it chills me out. But, there seem to be no pastel shades in the empty tea caddy range. It didn't compute with me at the time.
    But, after that confusion was over, i was brave enough to try it the next day.
    It's obviously very different from the regular/standard earl grey that I was used to in tea bag form, from a different company. I was pleasantly surprised, that it was relatively rather delicate once brewed after about 4minutes, and just the right amount of sweetness. I used the recommended amount on the tin, but for two cups worth instead of one. I've come to associate the caddy colour with my fondness for the tea.

    ~~(^__^)/~~ now I have it sugar & milk free every day since, for breakfast with plain semolina porridge and oat biscuits xD at least for my tastes, it goes rather well. As if it all works together to bring about a good level of sweetness & flavours. I ordered more from here last night in the cardboard pouch, as I'm concerned I'll run out in the next week or two. I'm very close to half way through the tin since the 14th of March.
    I happily noticed when emptying the infusor, the wee pale yellow flowers are quite pretty.
    I think it's now one of my favourite types of tea and a positive part of my daily routine, so I may keep returning for refills when possible xD either via website, or return to the Edinburgh shop if I can.
    It's really inspired me to attempt to be even more brave with tea & i purchased 4 more types of Whittards tea to try ~~(0.0)/~~ I'm looking forward to expanding my tea options (^____^)
    A change
     
    By Tommy250 from Ipswich on 02/07/2019
    Light and slightly sweeter than the original, a good alternative to just black tea. Can turn a touch bitter if left for too long.
    Earl Grey
     
    on 01/03/2018
    you use to have my favourite earl grey, you changed recipe, there's a lot of orange peel and the bergamot flavour is gone. boring and unremarkable

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Sweetly fruity, with a hint of bergamot

FOOD PAIRING

Try with cucumber sandwiches and afternoon tea

Numerology

NO.

216

Our Elderflower Earl Grey is the ideal tea to celebrate Midsummer’s Day. To mark the 21st day of the 6th month, we’ve numbered this tea 216. Let the revels begin…

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Sri Lanka

Coffee plantations were originally Sri Lanka's main economic resource, and it wasn't until the 1870s that a sudden blight devastated the coffee plantations and allowed tea to take centre stage. Today, "Ceylon" tea – known by the country's former colonial name – is famed for its clean, brisk taste.

A History of Creativity

The typical taste of a classic Earl Grey might seem to be set in stone, but in fact it's always been open to experimentation. The story goes that Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, was first given the tea when he saved the life of the son of a Chinese Mandarin. When he ran out of supplies he asked for his favourite Chinese tea to be recreated by London tea blenders. The experimentation hasn't stopped since.