Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors
Grade Composition: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Manufacture Type(s): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Infusion: Bright and coppery.
Caffeine Content: Medium
Earl Grey is one of the most recognized flavours in the world. This British tea is typically a black tea base that is flavored with bergamot essences. Bergamot is the orange of a small citrus tree grown primarily in Italy. Bergamot oranges taste like a mix between an orange and a lemon with undertones of grapefruit and lime. This flavor paired with black tea dates back to the 1800’s and continues to be one of the most popular tea combinations to this day – a true English favourite.
For those who want a double dose of earl grey with extra cream. This Double Cream Earl Grey is richer and smoother than the traditional version. With swirls of vanilla and caramel flavour, this is the perfect tea for breakfast or dessert. A dash of milk opens the cup, enhancing the creamy notes, and creating layers of smooth depth to the tea.
The black tea base was curated specially for this new tea blend. Premium black tea from India was chosen for its smooth flavourful taste and delicate floral undertones. High-grown tea from Sri Lanka was selected for its classic Ceylon character that adds a touch of floral bouquet and brews a bright coppery colour. Black tea from Kenya gives the blend its malty notes – it is also high in antioxidants, which adds a boost of wellness to the cup.
You will not be disappointed by this dairy-free cup of tea. Whether you drink it straight, add milk and sugar, or turn it into a tea latte, this will become a staple in your life.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 portion pack for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea, 6 tea bags or 6 Q3 portion packs into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 portion pack into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis), or rooibos (Asphalatus Linearis), the longer it is brewed….and the more tea or rooibos that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.