French Earl Grey
French Earl Grey, or French Earl Grey, is a delicious variation on the well-known classic black Earl Gray tea.
Earl Grey is a black tea blend with bergamot oil. Bergamot is a small citrus fruit that can be placed not only in flavour but also in size between lemon and lime.
Bergamot oil gives a fresh sweet and sour citrus flavour to the tea with a slightly bitter note. By adding rose blossom, the French Earl Grey is created.
The rose blossom gives a refined, floral and mildly sweet taste to the tea, which combines wonderfully with the sweet and acidic bergamot.
It is not entirely clear where Earl Gray's recipe originally came from. Legend has it that, in 1830, Earl Gray received a black tea with bergamot from Chinese diplomats in gratitude.
However, it is not until 50 years later that the tea is actually advertised as Earl Gray to the wider public. At that time, bergamot was often added to mask the lesser taste of lower quality teas.
Tasting notes French Earl Grey
Our French Earl Grey has a soft Ceylon base complemented with fresh sweet and sour bergamot flavour and floral overtones.
The Ceylon used contains little tannin. This makes the tea not bitter, even after a long brewing time.
Brewing advice French Earl Grey
Then let it steep for 3-5 minutes at 95ºC.
What is Earl Grey tea?
Earl Grey tea is a black loose leaf tea to which bergamot oil has been added. The classic Earl Grey tea is made from black tea leaves. But the black tea used can be anything from Ceylon to Assam to African. It can be a single estate black tea or a blend of black teas from around the world. Het Kleinste Huis uses Ceylon for its Earl Grey Blends.
Is Earl Grey Tea Healthy?
Black tea, like green tea, has a number of health benefits. Some examples:
- black tea reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- black tea keeps the mouth healthy. It limits the production of dental plaque and mouth bacteria and prevents infections.
- black tea stimulates the digestion system.
Is Bergamot healthy?
Bergamot helps to lower bad cholesterol or LDL - cholesterol and helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Gluten free
- blaas tea, bergamot, rose petals
- 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)
- Color infusion
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