A traditional Earl Grey (sometimes written as Earl Gray). A hand crafted black tea with pure bergamot oil from ancient citrus groves in Calabria, southern Italy.
Free from synthetic flavourings.
Full bodied and rich with heady citrus notes. A British classic made without compromise.
Size: 50g tin
A clean and exceptionally bright infusion. A malty base with exhilarating citrus notes. It can be enjoyed with or without milk, or a twist of lemon zest.
Spectacularly balanced and highly versatile; it makes a delicious cold infused iced tea and a brilliant base for cocktails.
Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 90°C (194°F) water. If you enjoy your tea with milk, please use 100°C (212°F) water.
Infuse for 45 seconds to 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
The Satemwa Estate
Blended from teas lovingly grown and made on a farm called Satemwa on Thyolo Mountain in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. Satemwa is the oldest tea estate in Malawi, still run by the same family - Alex is the 3rd generation Kay to look after the garden.
Made from a blend of hand-crafted orthodox tea and top quality bergamot (a natural cross between a bitter orange and a lemon), Rare Earl Grey uses the natural citrus oil to subtly scent the tea rather than drown it in chemical flavours.
We do not add any blue corn flowers, which might look pretty but do not impart any flavour. We do not add any pieces of citrus skin to bulk up the weight of the tea. This is an Earl Grey in its purest form.
All our teas are organically grown and our farmers are committed to sustainable farming practices. However; we work with small producers who don't always have the money or manpower for the complex and costly process of organic certification. We have our teas tested ourselves- taking on the expense and logistics rather than burdening the farmers.