Earl Grey with Blue Flowers
Tasting Notes: Smooth and lively with the unique citrusy, floral aroma of bergamot oranges. The mallow blossoms add a small flavor note as they are from the hibiscus family.
A base of extra fancy whole leaf tea, a Ceylon OP, with the addition of a small number of attractive blue mallow blossoms. The tea also contains oil of bergamot, the signature of all Earl Grey teas.
Extra Fancy with the addition of a small number of attractive blue mallow blossoms mainly effects appearance. Earl Grey is the most popular tea in the western hemisphere. Named after the 1830's British Prime Minister Lord Grey, it is traditionally scented with oil of bergamot. Bergamot is a pear shaped citrus fruit which grows in Meditteranean climates.
Earl Grey is a British tea classic and the most popular tea of the Western World. This citrus-scented tea blend dates back to the 19th Century Sino-British trade of opium, tea, silk and porcelain. In this interpretation, a base of extra fancy whole leaf Ceylon OP is used.
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 4-5 minutes (2nd infusion)