Monday, February 15, 2016

Organic Earl Grey Tea

My afternoon cup of tea on Sunday: 
 Organic hand-picked black teas from India,  scented with natural oil of Bergamot, 
selected, blended and created by Harney and Sons Fine Teas
From the label on the tin: 
"By choosing this Fair Trade product you are directly supporting 
a better life for farming families through fair pries, direct trade, community 
development, and environmental stewardship."
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Most of my long-time readers know I don't drink very many scented 
and flavored teas, especially floral teas and tisanes (herbal blends).  
This Harney and Sons Organic Earl Grey,
in my opinion, is lightly scented and smooth tasting. 
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From Wikipedia: 
"A Bergamot is a fragrant fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow color
similar to a lemon.  It is inedible but extracts have been used to scent food, 
perfumes and cosmetics."
  More than 80% of the world's Bergamot is grown in southern coastal Italy. 
The essence from the skin of the Bergamot is used to flavor Earl Grey
and Lady Grey teas. 

7 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Earl Grey has always been one of my favorites and I had absolutely no idea exactly what it was! Thank you for sharing - this is so interesting!

I think I will go heat the kettle now, suddenly that sounds perfect.

I tend to like Earl versus Lady, as I don't usually care for lemon in my black teas....H&S
tea company is one of my favorites, when I get low on my normal EG I may have to try this. I have been buying fair trade teas for a long while now, but never tried theirs. TY for the heads up!

Have a wonderful and tea-lightful week!

Hugs!

Pat said...

Could you tell me more about your "afternoon tea" cup in this post? I LOVE it! It looks like it could be a Susan Branch design? I follow your blog and truly enjoy all your travels! peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marilyn Miller said...

I most often have some Earl Grey on hand for a random guest that requests it. This one sounds rather nice.

Angela McRae said...

You continue to amaze me with your adventures in tea tasting! This sounds like a tea I would definitely enjoy. Thanks!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I've been looking for a "light" Early Grey. Some are too astringent for my tastes. Thanks for sharing. I always tend to enjoy Harney and Sons teas.

Beth said...

Thanks for the info on bergamot. I did not realize it was a fruit. I thought the bergamot was from the bee balm (Monarda) plant. I'm not big on a strong bergamot but the more subtle version I like. In my cup today: Chocolate peppermint rooibos tea.
Have a great week!

Joy said...

I do love Earl Grey teas, and this one sounds extra delicious!

 

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