We are not going get kinky here, but the tea creators certainly have fun concocting more than 50 shades of Grey! Earl Grey that is!
So what is the true colour of Earl Grey???
What is Earl Grey?
Simply put, it is a black tea flavoured with bergamot (a citrus fruit) oil, originated in China.
History tells us the Earl Grey tea was first advertised in London by Charlton & Co. around 1820s.
Chinese never liked the Earl Grey. To find Earl Grey producers nowadays, you need to go to India or Sri Lanka.
Most Earl Grey nowadays don’t use the original bergamot oil / flavour. An “Earl Grey” flavour is now typically used.
There are many Earl Grey made similar to the traditional recipe. There are also many Earl Grey spin-offs. Here are some.
|Earl Grey Ceylon Orange Pekoe|
This is the most "standard" traditional Earl Grey black tea. It uses Earl Grey flavour on a large leaf Ceylon black tea.
Earl Grey Romantica
Comparing to traditional Earl Grey, Mirage is more orange than Earl Grey.
If you like Lady Grey this is your tea.
We are getting into the really creative fancy pants territory! Symphony is our take on French Earl Grey (kind of peach + Earl Grey).
It has French Earl Grey + Jasmine Green Tea to give a more floral scent to this Earl Grey classic. It can be drunk with or without milk.
Lemony Earl Grey. There are 2 main lines of Lady Grey in the market - one with more orange taste, and the other with more lemon tone. Lemony Earl Grey gives a more zing to this classic black tea.
Earl Grey Love
A beautiful variation of Earl Grey, with a touch of rose and vanilla. Earl Grey Love is pretty and tasty.
A little bird told us the Queen loves Darjeeling and Earl Grey.
I must confess Earl Grey is my type. I experience it from time to time as I need to be sure what we sell actually tastes good. And I tell you some Earl Greys, even some popular brands, taste like dish-washing liquid!
Any other shades of Earl Grey?
We have come across many, including more notable ones like Earl Grey + smoky Lapsang, Earl Grey + Chocolate, Earl Grey + Mint.
We also experimented with Earl Grey as you see above. Some of the pictured Earl Grey is no longer available. You can find our current range of Earl Grey tea here.
Fact is Earl Grey is very experimental and getting on with many!! ;)