Smooth and lively with the unique citrusy, floral aroma of bergamot oranges
Classic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea's rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.
Briskness: Brisk - Mellow
Body: Light - Full
Classic Region: South China
The trading ports of Canton and Hong Kong were major hubs of the 19th century tea trade. Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, famously received a gift of citrus blossom scented tea from South China. "Earl Grey" became popular in the tea salons of Europe created by "perfuming" black tea with the flowery essence of bergamot oranges.
Tea Origin: Yunnan, China
Cultivar: Mengku & Menghai Yunnan Broad Leaf
Harvest Season: May-September
1 tbsp / 8 oz H2O - 212ºF
1st infusion: 4 min, 2nd: 5 min.
Organic black tea, essential bergamot oil.