Russian Earl Grey

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Zwarte thee, bergamotolie, peterselie, wortel

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Discover the enchanting world of Russian Earl Grey, a refined and invigorating blend that awakens your senses and takes you on a taste adventure. Be amazed by this exceptional blend, which takes the classic Earl Gray tea to new heights with a hint of bergamot and a subtle hint of herbs, such as parsley and carrot.

This special combination of ingredients creates a true symphony of flavors that pampers your taste buds in a unique way. Russian Earl Gray is a type of tea that will appeal to both classic and adventurous tea lovers.

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How does our Russian Earl Grey taste?

Russian Earl Grey strikes a beautiful balance between the familiar taste of traditional Earl Grey and exciting, sophisticated elements. The bergamot oil, a signature ingredient in Earl Grey, enhances the freshness and adds a slightly bitter nuance that blends perfectly with the other flavours.

The most surprising ingredients in this blend are undoubtedly the parsley and carrot, which add a unique and unexpected touch to the flavor profile of Russian Earl Grey. The parsley provides a fresh, green nuance that gives a pleasant liveliness to the tea. The carrot, on the other hand, adds a subtle sweetness that blends harmoniously with the other flavors in the blend.

The interplay of all these flavor notes makes Russian Earl Grey an invigorating, intriguing and versatile tea that is a delight for the novice tea drinker and the seasoned connoisseur alike.

Whether you enjoy a cup in the morning to start the day or as an energizing afternoon snack, Russian Earl Grey offers a balanced and captivating taste experience that never ceases to surprise.

How strong is Russian Earl Grey?

The strength of Russian Earl Grey depends on the brewing time and the amount of tea you use. Overall, this tea has a pleasant, medium strength that will appeal to experienced tea drinkers and novices alike. The black tea forms a solid base, while the bergamot, parsley and carrot provide a harmonious balance of flavors that is not overpowering.

To brew a perfect cup of Russian Earl Grey it is recommended to use 2 grams of tea (is about 1 teaspoon) per cup and to boil water to a temperature of about 90-95°C.

If you prefer a milder taste experience, you can let the tea steep for a shorter time, for example between 2 and 3 minutes. This will result in a lighter infusion with a subtle hint of the refined taste notes. For a more intense taste experience, you can let the tea brew longer, up to 5 minutes. This brings out the flavors of the black tea, bergamot, parsley and carrot and creates a fuller, richer taste.

Keep in mind that if you let the tea steep for too long, the bitter notes of the black tea and bergamot oil can become more prominent. To find the perfect balance between the different taste notes, it is advisable to experiment with the brewing time and the amount of tea you use. This way you can discover your personal preference and enjoy the unique taste combination of Russian Earl Grey to the fullest.

Russian Earl Grey

Russian Earl Grey is an intriguing and tasty variation on the beloved classic Earl Grey, with a special combination of ingredients. The addition of parsley and carrot to the familiar blend of black tea and bergamot oil provides a unique taste experience that will certainly surprise and delight you.

Earl Grey's history dates back to the early 19th century and is named after Charles Grey, the second Earl of Grey and a former British Prime Minister. There are several stories about the origin of this famous tea, but the most popular one tells that a Chinese tea master created a special blend for the count in gratitude for saving his son. This blend was characterized by the addition of bergamot oil to black tea, resulting in the distinctive Earl Gray taste.

Many variations of Earl Grey have emerged over the years, adding different ingredients to the traditional blend to create unique flavor profiles. Russian Earl Grey is such a variant, where parsley and carrot have been added to give a fresh and slightly sweet twist to the classic taste.

Whether you're an avid Earl Grey aficionado or looking for a new and unique taste experience, Russian Earl Grey is an excellent choice that's sure to impress. The combination of familiar and surprising taste notes makes this tea a true journey of discovery for your senses and will inspire you to explore the many other variations of this beloved classic.

Frequently Asked Questions about Russian Earl Grey

Do you have a question about using Russian Earl Grey? Below we have answered the most frequently asked questions for you.

To prepare a delicious cup of Russian Earl Grey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Take a teapot or infuser and add 2 grams of tea per cup. For a stronger taste you can use a little more tea.
  2. Heat water to boiling point (100°C) and carefully pour over the tea leaves. Make sure the petals are completely submerged.
  3. Let the tea steep for 3-4 minutes, depending on your taste preference. A shorter steeping time gives a milder taste, while a longer steeping time produces a more powerful aroma.
  4. Strain the tea leaves and pour the tea into a cup. Take the time to breathe in the invigorating scent of Russian Earl Gray before taking your first sip.

Enjoy the tea as it is, or add a splash of milk, sugar, honey or lemon slice to taste. Taste without additives first so you can discover the unique flavors of Russian Earl Grey.

With these steps you can effortlessly brew a perfect cup of Russian Earl Grey, so that you can enjoy the refreshing taste and delicious aroma of this special tea.

Russian Earl Grey is a unique blend that originates from the interplay of flavors from different parts of the world. The basis of this tea is black tea from Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. Sri Lanka is known for its high-quality teas, which are grown at high altitudes in the mountainous regions.

Ceylon tea is known for its clear amber infusion and balanced flavour, which is both powerful and refined. The tea has a hint of citrus, which goes perfectly with the bergamot oil that is typical of Earl Grey.

Russian Earl Grey is not only delicious in taste, but also offers various health benefits thanks to the combination of ingredients. Below you will find some benefits that you can experience when drinking this tasty tea regularly:

  1. Antioxidants: Black tea from Sri Lanka contains polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. This helps reduce cellular damage and prevent disease.
  2. Energy boost: Russian Earl Gray contains a moderate amount of caffeine, making it an energizing drink that can boost your energy levels without making you jittery or tense.
  3. Heart health: The antioxidants in black tea may contribute to better heart health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood vessel function.
  4. Stress relief: The bergamot oil in Earl Gray tea has a calming effect, which can help reduce stress and promote a sense of relaxation.

These health benefits make Russian Earl Grey not only a tasty, but also a healthy choice for tea lovers. Enjoy a delicious cup of Russian Earl Grey with peace of mind, knowing that you are providing your body with valuable nutrients and health benefits.

The shelf life of Russian Earl Grey depends on how you store the tea. Properly stored tea can keep for up to two years without significant deterioration in quality and taste. To preserve the freshness and flavor of your Russian Earl Grey for as long as possible, there are a number of guidelines you can follow.

Store the tea in an airtight container or tin to prevent the taste and aroma from being compromised by exposure to air and moisture. It is important to store the tea in a cool, dark place, such as a kitchen cabinet or pantry. Direct sunlight can affect the taste and color of the tea.

In addition, it is advisable to keep the tea far away from strong scents, such as herbs and spices. Tea tends to absorb odors, which can lead to an unwanted change in taste. Finally, it is wise not to store the tea near heat sources, such as ovens or radiators, as heat can affect the taste and aroma of the tea.

By following these storage tips, you can optimally enjoy your Russian Earl Grey tea for up to two years after purchase.

The difference between Russian Earl Grey and classic Earl Grey is mainly in the ingredients and flavor profile. Both teas have a black tea base and are flavored with bergamot oil, which provides the signature citrusy and floral flavor that Earl Grey is known for. However, Russian Earl Grey has a number of additional ingredients that provide a unique and complex flavor profile.

While classic Earl Grey usually only consists of black tea and bergamot oil, Russian Earl Grey contains additional additions such as carrot and parsley. These ingredients provide a fresher and fruitier taste compared to the classic variant.

Carrot adds a subtle sweetness, and parsley adds an interesting spicy note. This combination of flavors makes Russian Earl Gray a more refined and layered tea compared to the classic Earl Grey.

In short, the main difference between Russian Earl Grey and classic Earl Grey is the complexity and versatility of flavors resulting from the addition of additional ingredients in the Russian Earl Grey blend.

Of course, you can drink Russian Earl Grey with milk or sugar if you prefer, but it's not a requirement. The addition of milk or sugar is a matter of personal taste, and everyone has their own way of enjoying tea.

Russian Earl Grey already has a refined taste profile with fresh citrus and sweet notes, making it great to drink without milk or sugar. However, if you want to make the tea a bit creamier and softer in taste, you can add a splash of milk. Keep in mind that the addition of milk can slightly reduce the fresh and fruity taste notes.

As for sugar, if you have a sweet tooth and like to drink a sweeter tea, you can of course add sugar or an alternative sweetener. It is advisable to taste the tea without sugar first, and if desired, add sugar to taste.

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Category Earl Grey Tea Brand Het Kleinste Huis SKU 458-50
Country of origin China
Ingredients Zwarte thee, bergamotolie, peterselie, wortel
Amount of tea per cup 1 - 2 tea spoons
Indication brewing time 3 - 5 minutes
Temperature water 90 ºC - 100 ºC (194 °F - 212 °F)
Organically grown? No
Palette Citrussmaak, zoet
Color infusion Koper
Caffeine? Yes
Time of day Throughout the day
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