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."
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. 
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. 


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!


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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