Decaf Earl Grey tea is a blend of tangy Ceylon black tea, flavoured with bergamot - a citrus fruit. The perfect evening tea: zesty and exhilarating fresh citrus aroma, slightly dry to the nose, with a rounded and balanced orange rind flavour to match the tang of the Ceylon black tea. Our decaffeinated version of Earl Grey makes a zesty cup of tea, both hot and iced. A gentle, natural decaffeination process retains the delicate shape and flavour of the tea leaves.
It is said that in 1830, an Englishman named Charles Earl Grey traveled on a diplomatic mission to China, where in return for his act of kindness, a local man presented him with the recipe for making this distinctive tea. A few corrections are in order. Firstly, the Chinese have never been black tea drinkers, and were unlikely to have a recipe for Earl Grey to bestow on visitors. Secondly, Charles Earl Grey never set foot in China. Otherwise, the story is completely true.
This is a decaf tea | Steep at 100°C for 3 minutes.