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Classique Earl Grey - Loose Leaf

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Great Taste Gold Awards winner 2016! A quintessential English afternoon tea that is fragrant, smooth and light. This classic loose Earl Grey tea blend is created from selected single estate handpicked large leaf Keemun, Darjeeling and Ceylon teas; and delicately flavoured with pure Calabrian bergamot oil. An indulgent tea, traditionally served black, but also delicious served with a dash of milk.

We created this as a slightly lighter than our Prince of Earl Grey blend with less China Keemun and higher proportions of Assam and Ceylon, without added vanilla or flowers - just good old fashioned Earl Grey!

  • Ingredients: 100% Organic large Leaf black teas, Italian natural bergamot oil
  • Origin: India, China, Sri Lanka, and Italy
  • Taste: Full bodied, fragrant with hints of sweet citrus tannins
    • A special blend of orthodox black teas from Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon and Keemun married with natural bergamot oil from Calabria, Italy. This blend of Earl Grey is light and we suggest it's drunk black, paying attention not to over-infuse the first cup.

    • The most English of all our teas. Many myths and recipes surround Earl Grey, whose distinctive flavour and aroma come from combining black teas with oil extracted from bergamot rind.

      Earl Grey is named after the British Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1830-1834). Legend has it while on a diplomatic mission to China; a mandarin confided the recipe in gratitude for saving his son’s life. Another version has an Indian rajah’s son rescued from a tiger by one of Grey’s servants. More likely, bergamot oil was brought to England, and thence to Grey’s tea, by British naval officers stationed in Corfu. Fictional Earl Grey lovers include Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek, Bruce Wayne (aka Batman), Frasier Crane and James Bond.

      Exclusively blended by us in England.

    • Comes packed in our distinctive airtight Chateau Rouge tins. Keep your tea fresh; reseal tin after use and store in a cool dry place away from strong aromas. All packaging is recyclable and labels printed on FSC approved paper.

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      Weights and volumes of  loose leaf tea tins may vary slightly per product. We pack all our tea tins full and weights are dependent on the type of tea and tea leaf size.
      Tea bags tin sizes: 17 tea bags tin, 60 tea bags tin or 50 tea bags refill pouches. We pack our tea bags with larger quantities of loose leaf tea. This ensures a full flavour cup and is possible to use 2x per tea bag - for a large mug or small teapot.  View actual tin and pouches sizes here
      Our tea tins (2 sizes) come in our new  Chateau Rouge cartons. Where applicable our jams, honey and preserves are packed in similar boxes of two jars. These have also been designed for gift packaging. All our packaging is made from FSC recycled or recyclable card and we only print using 100% environmentally inks.