The Staunton Earl Grey Green Loose Tea Caddy 125g

$20.00

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This light-bodied Staunton Earl Grey Green loose tea in a caddy combines the strong flavour of earl grey with delicate green tea. With bergamot and a hint of neroli oil to finish, this blend is the best of both worlds.

A delectable combination of all things orange, that brings together the elegant aromatic flavours of Neroli and Bergamot in our signature Earl Grey Tea with the citrusy, sweet notes of our Seville Orange Marmalade biscuits. Both lusciously fragrant, one would simply not be same without the other.

Meet the unsung hero of your delicious cup of tea. Prime Minister Charles Grey may get the name and the glory but it was George Staunton, a botanist in China with The East India Company who wrote to his friend at Kew Gardens in the 1790s about the magical effect of using aromatic orange flowers in light bodied black tea. We still use the neroli oil so enthusiastically described in his letters and blend it with bergamot to make The Staunton Earl Grey today. So George, this tea is in memory of you.

 

Details

Flavour Profile

Earl Grey was first written about in the 19th Century by George Staunton, an East India Company botanist who witnessed the Chinese scenting their teas with bitter orange blossoms. Unfortunately unavailable in Britain at the time, it’s near cousin, Bergamot, made an acceptable replacement, and the course of history was changed. Today, we use the original blossom, Neroli, together with Bergamot to create our Staunton Earl Grey, the only blend which can truly be said to authentically contain the original Chinese recipe.

 
 

This tea is sourced from a tea estate certified by The Ethical Tea Partnership.
We are proud to be a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), a non-commercial alliance of international tea companies who share a vision of a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Delivery & Returns

UK Standard Delivery: £3.95
UK Next Day Delivery (mainland UK only): £8.95 (Order before 12pm)
- Order by 20/12/2017 for Christmas delivery.
UK Saturday Delivery (mainland UK only): £35
Delivery to the EU: £12.95
Delivery outside the EU: £20 - £30

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How to Brew It: The Staunton Earl Grey Loose Green  Tea


  • 2 GRAMS OF TEA LEAVES / 2 TEASPOONS

  • 210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC

  • 3-4 MINS BREWING TIME

  • 4/5 STRENGTH

Usually enjoyed without milk. Add sugar to taste. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master.