Earl Grey
Organic Black Tea Blend

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A British tea classic, Earl Grey is the most widely enjoyed black tea blend in the world. Earl Grey dates back to the nineteenth century tea trade when Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, was presented with a gift of Taitaicha—tea scented with citrus blossoms—during his travels in Canton. After Grey returned home, his namesake tea became wildly popular when the tea salons of Europe infused black teas with the essence of the bergamot citrus fruit that grows in Reggio Di' Calabria, Italy. Our organic Earl Grey combines robust and fruity Thai black tea with mellow, caramel sweet Yunnan Dian Hong. This original blend perfectly complements the floral high notes of geranium and rose found in our first-pressing bergamot essential oil.

Tasting Notes: Smooth and lively with the unique citrusy, floral aroma of bergamot oranges

Ingredients: Organic black tea, essential bergamot oil.

Additional Info: Classic black teas offer a timeless taste of tea's rich history and express a distinct sense of place, determined not only by geography and climate, but also by culture and tradition.

Rishi Tea Blend
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 5 minutes (2nd infusion)

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
Darjeeling and Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies
(Makes 4 dozen cookies)

8oz Butter
½ cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons crushed Darjeeling First Flush Tea
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon crushed Earl Grey tea

Cream butter, sugar, and orange zest until fluffy. Add Darjeeling First Flush, salt, and flour and mix until combined. Divide dough into two equal portions and roll each into a log roughly 10 inches long. Dust the sides of the log with a long line of crushed earl grey tea leaves then place in the freezer. Preheat oven to 350. While oven is heating remove the dough from the freezer and slice into ¼ inch slices. Place slices on cookie sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until golden brown.
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By zim on October 11, 2016
portland, OR United States
I bumbled into this earl grey tea in 2006 and have been obsessed ever since. i now live much farther from Milwaukee, but order it in bulk regularly. I have tried many other earl grey teas over the years and keep coming back to this one. It's smell is intoxicating and its taste is smooth and invigorating. Try some! You won't be disappointed! It might even be hard to imagine what life was like without this tea.

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By Larry Jackson on July 11, 2013
Chico, AL United States
The box says 1st infusion 4 min, 2nd 5 min. Why not say 9 min? Or is there something going on between the two recommended infusions? I use a Breville tea maker and loose leaf tea.

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By Rachel on May 18, 2013
Park City, UT United States
I got this on a whim and OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tea. It is the highlight of my day. This really is great tea. If you think you don't like Earl Grey, you are wrong, at least about this tea. Try it, you won't regret it.

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By AmandaonMaui on February 6, 2013
Makawao, HI United States
This is probably the best black tea, and certainly the best Earl Grey, that I've ever had the pleasure to drink. The aroma is gorgeous. There is no bitterness at the nose, yet it is not too sweet either. This goes for both the tea in its brewed and unbrewed states. The flavor is soft, but strong. It is not too acidic. It seems to be perfectly balanced.
This is not a tea that needs hiding under plenty of cream, though it does pair well with a touch of it.
This is the kind of tea that can make anyone into a tea lover.

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By Mark D on January 24, 2013
Hendrson, NV United States
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm an Earl Grey addict. I LOVE Earl Grey. Over the years I have tried dozens of brands both bagged and loose. When I was at WholeFoods the other day I saw the Rishi Loose Leaf Earl Grey and had to give it a try. Opening the bag the nose on this blend was outstanding. I wanted to eat the tea leaves it smelled so good! I quickly grabbed the infuser and filled it with a nice teaspoon full of the beautifully LARGE loose leaf tea and slowly poured in the piping hot water. I sat there watching the infusion anxiously awaiting the first sip. I raised the cup to my lips and took a light sip not knowing what to expect and BAM it hit me, a wonderfully smooth, slightly tangy and extremely well balanced mix of the BEST Earl Grey I've ever had. This is hands down the Earl Grey by which all others should be measured. I finished the 3.3oz bag I got from WholeFoods in about a week and promptly ordered a pound when I realized I had but two servings left. This is a tea that will forever have a permanent spot in my cupboard. This is it my friends, don't waste your time with other brands, you will be met with constant disappointment. Save yourself the time and money and just buy this already!!

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By Jono on July 27, 2012
Somerville, MA United States
The aroma is amazing! I love the smell of the freshly opened bag. It tastes great and goes down smoothly. I drink a pot every morning.

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