Elderflower Earl Grey Loose Tea
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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.
Black Tea, 6% Elderberries, 3% Elderflowers, Flavouring.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
A changeBy Tommy250 from Ipswich on 02/07/2019Light and slightly sweeter than the original, a good alternative to just black tea. Can turn a touch bitter if left for too long.
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Sweetly fruity, with a hint of bergamot
Try with cucumber sandwiches and afternoon tea
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)
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.
Fully oxidised for a rich, robust flavour, black tea is the most popular type of tea in the western world – and for good reason. Its full body and depth of flavour make many black teas ideal for drinking with a splash of milk, while more delicate varieties like Darjeeling express a huge range of complex characteristics.