Westholme Tea Company - Cream of Earl Grey
Origin: Blended at Westholme
Ingredients: Assam, Oil of Bergamot (certified organic, cold pressed, 100% oil of bergamot from Calabria, Italy), Pure Madagascar Vanilla Bean. *Please note that our Earl Grey Blends contain pure Oil of Bergamot. They are therefore not suitable for those with allergies to citrus fruits.*
Description: After years of many requests for this tea, 2021 is the year we deliver. It is rare to find a Cream of Earl Grey which does not contain anything but true ingredients of nature. The ‘cream’ comes solely from pure vanilla bean grown in Madagascar. A blend of Assamese teas alongside a truly Italian organic oil of Bergamot from Calabria provides the classic Earl Grey base tea. The oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia. This blends with rich and aromatic vanilla to provide a tea that is both comforting and refreshing.
Tasting Notes: This tea offers a lovely depth of flavour and alluring aroma. Warmed brown-sugar notes add to the crispness of the bergamot, translating into delightful tones reminiscent of grapefruit. Sip upon sip, a softness fills the mouth that is matched with a touch of astringent citrus linger. The vanilla strengthens as it sits in the cup. This Cream of Earl is a lovely treat. Just as the name implies, this tea invokes a sense of cream in the cup and would make a perfect tea on its own! If desired, it would stand up well to the addition of milk and honey.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
Organic, 110g tin.