With its light elegant flavor and aristocratic roots, Earl Grey tea is renowned for its refreshing brilliance. A favorite among tea drinkers and chefs alike, TEALEAVES Earl Grey teas are beloved for their rich, memorable intensity.
What Makes a TEALEAVES Earl Grey So Special?
Known for its robust flavor and citrus overtones, the delicate, fresh flavor of Earl Grey tea has withstood the test of time. But what secret ingredient is behind the uniquely bright flavor of a TEALEAVES Earl Grey? The signature palate and captivating aroma comes from the delicate infusion of pure bergamot oil.
We source straight from the sunlit orchards of Calabria, a region in Southern Italy known for producing the world’s most extraordinary bergamot fruit. The natural bergamot oil is cold-pressed from the rind of citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange. Renowned for its sunny fragrance of citrus notes, bergamot oil is prized by both tea blenders and perfumeries.
Uncompromising on quality, we only blend 100% natural, first-cold press bergamot oil, from the peak harvest. When the extracted oil from the rind is blended with tea leaves, the result is a distinctive and highly aromatic citrusy floral aroma and taste that is bright, alluring and lingering.
The type of bergamot oil used in an Earl Grey blend makes an immense difference. Natural bergamot essential oil has a more subtle, but well-defined flavor, with zest and a genuine citrus intensity. Conversely, synthetic bergamot is more one-dimensional, having a tendency to taste timid in the cup. With palate as the final goal, we have always chosen to use natural bergamot oil at TEALEAVES.
Earl Grey: The “Happy” Tea!
In addition to its unrivaled quality and bold taste, we blend our Earl Grey’s with 100% pure bergamot oil for its naturally therapeutic and uplifting properties. A powerful mood-booster, pure bergamot oil is prized for its ability to uplift the spirit and increase an overall sense of well-being. In other words, it is a “happy” tea!
Blended to uplift and calm with each sip, the natural essential oil of bergamot contains alpha pinene and limonene, compounds that act as natural antidepressants. Avoiding any artificial flavoring, our use of authentic bergamot oil ensures all wonderfully uplifting properties are present.