Free Shipping on Orders Over $75.00 - U.S. Only

 
Earl Grey Green Tea

A wonderful blend of top-quality green tea scented with fragrant bergamot. All the goodness of green tea with the distinctive flavor of Earl Grey.


The base tea for this delightful flavored green tea comes from a small tea estate in Sri Lanka called Elpitiya. The manufacture of this Hyson green tea commences with the fresh leaf being fed onto the Panner whose primary function (through the use of heat) is to arrest the fermentation of the leaf and make it more suitable for the subsequent manufacturing (leaf handling). The leaf extracted from the Panner is passed onto the Moon Type Rollers for a 20 to 25 minute pre-condition rolling. On completion of rolling, the leaf is passed through a primary stage tea drier at low temperature to remove the excess moisture. Following the primary drier stage, the green leaf is fed into the Ball Tea Driers for the final drying and formation of the green tea. This process is long, often taking up to eight to twelve hours depending upon the ambient humidity. The dried green tea is then graded according to the size and the appearance of the leaf.

Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the citrus bergamot fruit - a sort of orange. The stories of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavored tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In an event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable.


 
Earl Grey Green Sample
Earl Grey Green Sample

$1.50
Earl Grey Green One Ounce
Earl Grey Green One Ounce

$2.75
Earl Grey Green Two Ounce
Earl Grey Green Two Ounce

$4.50
Earl Grey Green Four Ounce
Earl Grey Green Four Ounce

$7.75
Earl Grey Green Eight Ounce
Earl Grey Green Eight Ounce

$14.25
Earl Grey Green One Pound
Earl Grey Green One Pound

$25.75
Your Account    |   View Cart    |   Checkout    |   View Wish List    |   Contact Us    |   Sign In/Register