The captivating blend of Earl Grey tea has won the hearts of tea enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you're a tea expert or a curious beginner, join us to explore Earl Grey tea's rich history and divine flavours for yourself.
What is Earl Grey tea?
Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend infused with the delicate essence of bergamot, a fragrant citrus fruit. This enchanting combination results in a unique flavour profile that is both robust and aromatic. Earl Grey tea can be traced back to 19th century England and is believed to have been created as a tribute to the English aristocrat and former Prime Minister Charles Grey. As the story goes, during a trip to China, Charles saved the life of a Lord. As a thank you, the Lord gifted Charles Grey with a recipe for black tea scented with the oil of bergamot oranges, laying the foundations for Earl Grey tea. Now, it is a timeless classic that continues to captivate tea enthusiasts all over the world with its elegant flavour and rich heritage.
Distinctive flavours and aromas
One of the most alluring aspects of Earl Grey tea is its distinctive flavours and aromas. The bergamot oil infusion imparts a citrusy and floral note to the robust black tea base. The result is a harmonious blend tantalising the taste buds with every intoxicating sip. The aromatic profile of Earl Grey tea offers a sensory experience like no other, making it a beloved choice among tea lovers seeking a refined and memorable cup of tea.
Treat yourself to T2’s sip-worthy collection of Earl Grey tea
Whether you’re new to Earl Grey tea or have always loved Earl Grey tea and are looking to try something new, T2’s collection certainly won’t disappoint. Our delightful blends include:
- Earl Grey tea
Choose from our loose-leaf tea or tea bag blends, depending on your preference. The full-bodied Sri Lankan black tea is combined harmoniously with bergamot essence and a burst of citrus flavours.
- French Earl Grey tea
One thing’s for sure — you haven’t tried Earl Grey tea yet until you’ve treated yourself to a mugful of French Earl Grey tea from T2. This oh-so fruity concoction is the perfect pick-me-up you need, whether it’s starting your day or a much-needed afternoon cuppa. Watch the pretty petals dance in your mug as you enjoy the fruit notes and classic bergamot flavours. Whether you’re craving a hot cup of tea or refreshing iced tea, we’ve got you covered with this delightful blend. Have your pick from loose-leaf tea or tea bags.
How to brew the perfect cup of Earl Grey tea
To fully appreciate the flavours and aromas of Earl Grey tea, you must know how to brew it to perfection. Here's a step-by-step guide to brewing the perfect mug of Earl Grey tea every time:
- Use a dash of boiling water to warm your T2 teapot, teamaker, tea cup or tea mug with an infuser.
- Add one scoop of Earl Grey loose-leaf tea per cup (or one teabag) for the black tea since bergamot flavours are quite robust.
- Add boiling water at 100°C, and note the recommended steeping time of 2-3 minutes.
- Pour the tea from the teapot or teamaker into your favourite T2 teacup, remove the tea bag if you’re using one or remove the infuser from your T2 mug with the infuser.
- Inhale the heavenly aromas and enjoy your cup of Earl Grey tea with milk — just a dainty dash — or enjoy it straight-up black if you prefer!
Unlock the exquisite experience of a mug of Earl Grey tea
The charm of Earl Grey tea is an experience that evokes tranquillity and sophistication. Whether enjoyed during a quiet moment alone or shared with friends over a conversation, Earl Grey creates a serene ambience and elevates everyday moments to extraordinary ones.
Buy top-quality Earl Grey tea from T2
It’s no wonder why the captivating blend of Earl Grey tea has stood the test of time. Its distinct flavours make it a beloved choice for tea enthusiasts worldwide. By brewing the perfect cup and embracing the exquisite experience, you can embark on a delightful journey into the world of Earl Grey tea for yourself. At T2, we travel to all ends of the globe to find the best quality tea. We deliver nothing short of top-quality drops from leaf to cup every time.
Explore our entire tea collection and other black tea to find your perfect match. For more information or if you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team, who would be happy to help.
Does Earl Grey tea have caffeine?
That’s right. Earl Grey typically contains caffeine since it’s black tea harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant.
What does Earl Grey tea taste like?
Earl Grey tea is known for its delicate blend of black tea with the essence of bergamot, a citrus fruit. Earl Grey is known for its bold and robust nature, with a balanced combination of floral, citrus and slightly bitter notes.
The black tea base provides a rich and malty flavour, while the bergamot oil adds a citrusy and aromatic quality. The bergamot contains a subtle, sweet and tangy taste, often likened to a blend of citrus fruits like lemon and orange with floral undertones.