About White Earl Grey:
White teas are made only from the newly sprouted buds of the tea plant. These buds have a silvery white down that adds a smooth, honey texture to the brew. In making white tea, the buds are dried in direct sun with minimal oxidation. We use a high grade of Silver Needles – a fine tea from China – for this blend. It is scented with bergamot, creating a lovely earl grey flavor with the creamy texture of white tea.
Reggio di Calabria in Southern Italy is the native growing area for Citrus bergamia or bergamot. Though it grows elsewhere, only in this area does it produce the essential oil popularly used to make Earl Grey tea. The oil is also widely used for aromatherapy treatments and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. We use a small batch process to blend the steam-distilled, organic bergamot oil and organic white tea. This helps maintain an even flavor profile, often ignored by large mechanical processes.
Ingredients: 100% Organic White Tea, Organic Bergamot Essence.
Fragrant, cooling citrus aroma with a light, delicate, lingering sweetness.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|