Earl Grey Tea - All Natural


This will make about 25 cups of tea! Florida Herb House's very own finest imported Earl Grey loose leaf tea! This premium grade Earl Grey tea comes right from the tea fields, then dried, and then to our store! We guarantee the most amazing loose leaf tea quality your dollar can buy!

Our Bulk Organic best-selling Earl Grey starts with a great quality, organic large leaf, sweet black tea from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Two leaves and a bud with a note of pure bergamot oil to create Florida Herb Houses's famous Earl Grey taste. Top note: Slight tanginess, Middle Note: Robust, Finish: Citrus Bergamot! Truly one of the best you can buy here in the USA!

Earl Grey tea was named after the second Earl Charles Grey of Britain back in the 1830s. According to legend, the Earl received the tea as a diplomatic gift, supposedly in thanks for saving someone's life. The tea grew to be a popular offering in the Earl's private home, and he brought the blend to his tea merchant, Twinings in the Strand, asking them to replicate it. Twinings released the first official Earl Grey tea and it quickly became a favorite.

Contrary to popular belief, Earl Grey is not a kind of tea at all. It's actually plain black tea, infused with the citrus flavour of bergamot (similar to orange blossoms). This gives a bright, tart and refreshing tea that is unlike other black teas


When brewing Earl Grey tea, it is important to only steep it for three to five minutes. Steeping the tea for a longer period of time will result in a bitter cup of tea, as the tannins are leached from the leaves. If you desire stronger tea, use more tea leaves per cup of water. You may also find that the quality of your tea improves when you warm the teapot or cup you are brewing in with a quick swirl of boiling water before brewing.

Hot tea brewing method:

Start with cold water. If the water contains a lot of iron or chlorine, you may want to use bottled or filtered water. Preheat your teapot: Simply boil enough water to fill the teapot one and one half times. Pour the hot water into the teapot, swish it about. This will heat the teapot. Then pour the used water out. (If you omit this step, your tea will become lukewarm quickly, preventing the full aroma and benefit of the tea).

Use one teaspoon of Florida Herb House Earl Grey loose tea tea for every cup you plan to pour, then add one additional teaspoon. Place the tea into a reusable tea bag for easy straining.

Bring the water to a full boil. Remove the teakettle from the heat as soon as the water begins to boil. Boiling all of the oxygen out of the water will flatten the tea' s flavor. Before steeping, pour a small amount of the hot water over the tea leaves to allow them to bloom, or open up, and release some of their bitter tannins. Let the tea bag or tea infuser drain over the sink.

Now put your tea bag or infuser into the tea pot and fill the pot with the boiling water. Keep the spout of the kettle close to the teapot, so the water does not cool as you pour it in. Leave the tea to brew for 4 to 5 minutes. When the tea is ready to pour, remove the tea leaves. Over-brewed tea will become bitter, and unpleasant.

Iced tea-brewing method:

One of the most common mistakes made when making our Earl Grey iced tea is the tea leaves are brewed for too long, which causes the tea to become bitter. The best brewing strategy is to increase the amount of tea or the number of tea bags you use, while keeping the steeping time the same as you would for one cup.

Start on the stovetop with only a cup or two of water. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add in three or four times the normal amount of tea leaves/bags you use for a cup or two. Once they have steeped for several minutes, remove the bags and stir in your desired amount of sugar (or other sweetener). Using hot water will allow the sugar to dissolve quickly and easily, not to mention that a small amount of water will both heat up an cool down faster than boiling a whole pitcher's worth. Add cold water after the sugar is dissolved to dilute the strong tea and cool the drink down. Top of with some ice and refrigerate until ready to drink - or enjoy right away, since it should be a nice, cool temperature already.

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