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What's special about this tea?
Most Earl Greys use a poor quality base tea and load on bergamot flavouring, which is like palming yourself off as landed gentry when all you own is a Barbour jacket. We use the finest Darjeeling from the foothills of the Himalayas and add the zesty, citrus bergamot and lime flavours of the mediterranean to create something altogether more elegant. The blue cornflowers? Well, they just look so pretty.
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- 1 kcal
- 0 sugar
- 0 fat
- trace carbohydrate
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What do you call the finest of teas? It’s Darjeeling earl grey tea. The classiest of tea.
With a mix of exotic and floral tones, our Darjeeling earl grey tea is balanced with the zesty citrus taste of bergamot.
The smell and flavour is lovely. Once you try it, you’ll know what we mean.
Have a Darjeeling earl grey tea and bring a bit of elegance in your life.
What is Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea?
As the name suggests, it is a perfect combo of Darjeeling tea and earl grey tea.
Darjeeling tea is a type of tea that is grown in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. This tea is often referred to as ‘champagne’ of teas. It has a delicate sweet fruity flavour.
Earl grey tea is a popular and well-known tea. It has an interesting history with a Far East and Western heritage. Earl Grey is a type of black tea that has the oil from bergamot orange added in. This gives it a zesty citrus flavour.
Blended, you have the Darjeeling earl grey tea that is luxury black tea in a teacup.
Origins of Darjeeling Earl Grey Black Tea
We have a fascinating story to tell you about the origins of Darjeeling earl grey black tea.
Let’s start with Darjeeling tea.
Darjeeling is located in the northernmost district of West Bengal, Eastern India. Bordered by Nepal in the west, it is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas which means it’s pretty high altitude-wise. The plant that Darjeeling tea comes from is grown in cool wet conditions. What makes Darjeeling tea special is that only tea certified by the Tea Board of India can be labeled as Darjeeling.
Now, let’s talk about Earl Grey.
The tea is apparently named after Charles Grey, the second Earl Grey. He was the British Prime Minister from 1830-1834. The story goes is that he visited China and whilst there, he saved the life of a Chinese mandarin’s son from drowning. The Prime Minister was sent the special blend of tea as gratitude. The thank you gift was enjoyed by the Earl so much that he had the blend replicated in the tea houses of London for him to enjoy. While there's no actual evidence of this interaction taking place, it makes for a cool story!
There you have it - the origins of Darjeeling Earl Grey.
What makes Teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea Bags so special?
Our special Darjeeling tea is a light black tea with soft bergamot tones.
We only use the finest Darjeeling from the foothills of the Himalayas. Add the zesty, citrus bergamot flavour and magic happens. What makes our Darjeeling earl grey tea bags unique is our special tea temple. It is a biodegradable mesh bag that gives a lot of space for the whole leaves needed to release their flavour.
All sounds pretty special, right?
Darjeeling Earl Grey tea's health advantages
There are lots of health benefits that you can get from drinking Darjeeling earl grey tea.
When you feel the symptoms of the cold and flu coming on, the tea is perfect for you. The alkylamine and tannins contained in Darjeeling earl grey tea strengthens your immune system. As Darjeeling earl grey tea is a black tea, it has antibacterial effects which gets rid of nasty bacteria. The antioxidants in Darjeeling earl grey tea helps fight off infection and disease. The oil from the bergamot may aid digestion and help with an inflamed stomach.
They’re pretty good health advantages as to why you should drink Darjeeling earl tea, hey!
How to make Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea?
Enjoy a cuppa of Darjeeling earl grey tea during your day. The best way to make the Darjeeling earl grey tea is by following our steps below:
- Firstly, grab your favourite cup from the cupboard.
- Pop the Darjeeling earl grey tea bag in it
- Pour quality unfiltered cold fresh water in the kettle then boil it.
- Cover the Darjeeling earl grey tea bag with the boiling water
- Leave the tea to brew for 3 minutes.
- Take out the Darjeeling earl grey tea bag.
Drink the tea on its own or with a bit of milk and a bit of sugar if you prefer. You could also add a bit of lemon for a zingy taste.
FAQs on Teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea
Q. What is the difference between Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea and normal tea?
A. Compared to normal tea, Darjeeling earl grey tea has a softer and lighter taste. Darjeeling tea leaves are only grown in a certain part of India and must be certified. Not only that, Darjeeling earl grey tea is versatile so you can have it hot, iced and with or without milk.
Q. Which is the best time of the day to drink a Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea?
A. Darjeeling earl grey tea is best drank either mid morning or early afternoon. As it has some caffeine, Darjeeling earl grey tea is perfect for a boost in energy. If you are sensitive to caffeine, it’s probably best not to drink it in the late afternoon or evening.
Q. Is Darjeeling Tea the same as Earl Grey Tea?
A. Nope. Darjeeling Tea is different from Earl Grey Tea. Darjeeling tea is a black tea made from tea leaves grown in India near the Himalayas. It is often referred to ‘champagne of tea’. Earl Grey is a fusion of black teas including Assam and Ceylon It has a unique flavour due to the addition of a special citrus called bergamot.
Q. Does Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea have caffeine?
A. Yes, you will find caffeine in Darjeeling earl grey tea. The reason for this is because Darjeeling earl grey tea is a type of black tea. This means it contains caffeine which is produced naturally from the camellia sinensis plant. If you need the energy to keep you going throughout the day, have a Darjeeling earl grey tea.