Russian Earl Grey English Favourites Black Tea
Available Sizes : 100g or 500g
According to Russian folklore, it was one of Tsar Michael's chefs who struck upon the idea of adding fruit and spice to the tea in order to enhance its flavor. Various blends were experimented with including combinations of ginger, salt, orange peel, rice, onions, and various herbs and spices. As it turned out, the most popular of these were the heavily sweetened blends that included citrus fruit. All natural Thai Lemongrass and Spanish orange infuse premium Earl Grey with sultry citrus notes. A tea that could grace the courts of St. Petersburg.  [ View more details ]
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Russian Earl Grey English Favourites Black Tea

  • Country of Origin: Sri Lanka / China / Thailand / Spain
  • Region: Dimbula / Anhui / Chiang Mai / Majorca
  • Shipping Port: Colombo / Fuzhou / Bangkok / Majorca
  • Grade:
  • Altitude: 4000 - 5900, 1500 - 4900, 200 - 800, 200 - 800 feet above sea level
  • Manufacturer Type: Orthodox
  • Cup Characteristics: All natural Thai Lemongrass and Spanish orange infuse premium Earl Grey with sultry citrus notes. Bright, with pleasing citrus overtone and mellow finish.
  • Infusions: Bright and golden with reddish tones.
  • Ingredients: Black tea, Natural dried orange peel, Natural dried cornflower petals, Natural dried lemongrass, Natural flavors


Tea has been consumed in Russia for centuries. The drink was first introduced to the country during the Tsarist era in 1618. The Chinese ambassador to Moscow at the time presented Tsar Michael Fedorovich with several chests of tea as a gift. Although the Tsar accepted the gift with legendary Russian grace, the tea was not very well received at first. Why? The Tsar and the people of his court were accustomed to drinking warm fruit and herbal beverages and found the new beverage to be slightly bitter. According to Russian folklore, it was one of Tsar Michael's chefs who struck upon the idea of adding fruit and spice to the tea in order to enhance its flavor. Various blends were experimented with including combinations of ginger, salt, orange peel, rice, onions, and various herbs and spices. As it turned out, the most popular of these were the heavily sweetened blends that included citrus fruit.

As the years wore on, tea consumed in this fashion spread throughout Russia and Samovars, a unique and traditional Russian teapot became ubiquitous throughout the continent. To this day, Russians are among the highest per capita tea drinkers in the world and enjoy the beverage at all times of the day.

In honor of Tsar Michael, (and his kitchen staff!), our Master blender developed this fantastic Russian Earl Grey. In keeping with Russian tradition we've added sweet orange peel and a mellowing herb - all natural lemongrass, in addition to the tart character of bergamot, (the citrus fruit used to flavor all Earl Grey teas). You will find this tea to be at once sweet and exceptionally soothing. A splash of milk will really bring out the citrus overtones of this blend - or, add some sugar and sweeten it up Russian style! Either way, this is one tea you'll want to savor all day long

  Tea Ingredients

     
Luxury Black Tea Naturally Dried Orange Peel Cornflower Petals Lemongrass      

Hot Tea Method

Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Add desired quantity of loose-leaf tea to your teapot. Infuse with the freshly boiled water, cover and let steep for 3-8 minutes in accordance to desired strength.

Iced Tea Method

(Make 1 liter/quart): Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 6 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Infuse with 1 ¼ cups boiled water and let steep for 5 minutes. Next, fill a large pitcher ¼ full of freshly drawn cold water. Strain brewed tea into pitcher with the cold water. Fill the remainder of the pitcher with ice and top up with more cold water. Sweeten to taste, garnish and serve. (Note: Some premium quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of quality leaf and nothing to worry about!)

 

 
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