Westholme Tea Company - Decaf Earl Grey
Style: Black, Decaffeinated*
Origin: Blended at Westholme
Ingredients: Decaffeinated Nilgiri, Oil of Bergamot** (certified organic, cold-pressed, 100% oil of bergamot from Calabria, Italy). **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: A great choice for those who delight in a cup of Earl Grey but need an option with limited caffeine. Decaffeination is achieved via the organic swiss water method. Nilgiri, which translates to Blue Mountain, is one of India’s well known tea districts. Nilgiri tea is known to be crisp, aromatic, and flavourful. This tea is grown at the Korakundah Estate which sits at one of the highest elevations in the Nilgiri region. This estate was stablished in the 1930’s, and the first in the area to obtain Organic Certification. A truly Italian organic, oil of Bergamot from Calabria provides the classic Earl Grey ingredient, cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia. A tea to be enjoyed any time of day!
*Please note that the decaffeination process does leave trace amounts of caffeine. If you have an allergy, or are highly sensitive to caffeine, a herbal tisane could provide a completely caffeine-free alternative.
Tasting Notes: An auburn-gold liquor and earthy aroma invokes the senses. This decaffeinated black tea is uplifting and full of rich flavour (it is certainly no wimpy decaf!). From the first sip the tea layers in gentle astringency with copper and dry woodsy tones, and even a light floral note. As you sip the flavour further develops and covers the palate. An aroma lingers in the cup like freshly cut wood. The crisp bergamot citrus compliments the earthy Nilgiri and pulls even greater depth out of the tea flavour.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.
Organic, 75g tin.