Earl Grey Citrus Infusion
A lovely full flavoured black tea with a strong addition of citrus. There is also a wide range of other interesting components in this tea like cactus flowers which also have a citrus like flavour.
The history of Earl Grey tea has been one of speculation for over a century. One of the claims is that it was created by accident. A ship transporting tea and bergamot oil had a an issue where the bergamot oil spilt onto the tea. Throwing out the tea would have been costly for the ships owner, Lord Grey. Therefore he taste tested the tea with a group of friends and they were impressed by the slightly bitter, citrus flavour. This was truly a fortunately accident if it was how Earl Grey tea was introduced to the market.
Warm the teapot and teacups
Use fresh water- better still use spring or filtered water
Water temperature 90c - Or boil the jug & let cool for about 5 mins
Use 1 tsp per teacup (200ml) - 1 heaped tsp per mug
Steep tea for 3 minutes - Can steep for up to 5 mins
If a stronger brew is required use more tea
Can add milk and sugar.
Try with a slice of lemon and a little bit of sugar or honey.
Ingredients: Black tea, lemon peel, lemon grass, cornflowers, cactus blossoms, safflowers, marigold, natural flavour.