A Class Apart

Nothing beats a classic cup of tea.

Hello dear reader, today’s post is going to be short and sweet, but addressing a timeless classic – Earl Grey tea. Possibly the very first tea to have introduced the practice of blending flavours into tea, Earl Grey was brought to Britain from China by an envoy for Lord Charles Grey.

Earl Grey is black tea that is blended with oil from the bergamot orange, giving it a distinct citrusy flavour and aroma. This tea quickly became the Earl’s favourite tea and eventually spread all over the world. Many big companies have their own variations of this tea and it is sold globally. Today, I am going to tell you about Earl Grey from Mlesna Teas.

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Mlesna’s rustic looking tea bags

A beautifully coloured and scented tea, the flavours of this tea last in your mouth even after you have finished your cup. I steeped one bag in about 150 ml of hot water, and left it in for about two minutes. The flavour was sufficiently strong and wonderful. The colour almost immediately starts to develop into a vibrant orange – red and the aroma begins to waft up from the cup. It is a heavenly experience.

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Classic Earl Grey

The tea of course has a fresh, citrus flavour. The head notes have the definite flavour of black tea while the body and tail notes are citrusy and slightly sharp. It is a very enjoyable tea, especially because I prefer my Earl Grey on the stronger side rather than the lightly flavoured variations.

If you haven’t already, then you should hasten to acquire and taste Earl Grey tea. Currently there are many teas out there but nothing ever beats the classics. Earl Grey is a timeless, well – loved tea blend that will never fall out of favour, just like most classical things don’t. Have yourself a cup of history, dear reader, and enjoy it.

All the love, T.

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