Vintage Earl Grey

Vintage Earl Grey


STEP 1: Boil cold water.
Always use freshly drawn (filtered if possible) cold water in the kettle. Tea loves oxygen as it helps the flavor develop. Good tea depends on the water you use to make it.”
Use an electric tea kettle with a temperature setting if possible. Just under the boiling point is perfect at 206°F.
STEP 2: Warm up the teapot.
Pour freshly boiled water into a teapot and swish it around. Then discard the water.
Warming up the teapot allows the tea to unfurl, relax, and deliver the maximum flavor. It also helps to keep the tea warm without dropping the temperature.
STEP 3: Put the tea sachet into a teapot/cup and add hot water.
never pour boiling water over a tea bag or loose tea. They say “this is because the boiling water will burn the tea, it scalds it and therefore, the tea doesn’t release all of its maximum flavors.”
STEP 4: Cover teapot and steep for 3-5 minutes.
Black tea is best steeped between 3 and 5 minutes. I like to steep Earl Grey for 4 minutes. 
If you like a stronger cup of Earl Grey, brew more tea instead of steeping longer. Longer brewing can make your tea bitter.
STEP 5: Strain tea sachet and pour the tea into a teacup.
Pour strained tea sachet into a teacup and then if desired, add milk, sugar, or lemon.


Energy Booster

 Earl Grey–like any cup of tea–features a caffeine boost similar to coffee without some of the side effects. Caffeine levels in tea are lower than coffee and its effects are tempered by L-theanine, an amino acid found only in tea, that has a relaxing effect that counteracts the jitteriness of caffeine without reducing the increase in alertness. 

Improves Immunity 

While Earl Grey tea is a blend of several teas, one of the key ingredients, bergamot, has become recognized as having many health benefits. So while it adds that delicious citrusy flavor to tea, it also has antibacterial properties that give your immune system a boost. It also has been shown to help with fevers, which makes it an ideal cold remedy. 
Beyond bergamot, Earl Grey tea is also rich in Vitamin C and zinc. This combination creates a perfectly balanced concoction that works to give your body the ultimate boost.

Boosts Metabolism 

Since Earl Grey Tea is delicious on its own, it is easy to enjoy without adding milk and sugar. But, there’s more! Citrus has long been believed to encourage weight loss and combined with the polyphenols in the tea will increase your metabolism to quicken the weight-loss process. Next time you enjoy a cuppa Earl Grey, try adding a lemon for a great taste and benefit to your body!

Fights Anxiety and Depression

The combination of ingredients, with bergamot leading the charge, works to reduce anxiety and depression. Bergamot oil has natural aromatherapy qualities, which means having a cup of Earl Grey Tea a day can help to boost your mood and reduce that daily anxiety that is hanging around. 

Beneficial for Teeth

Earl Grey tea contains a powerful antioxidant called catechin, which helps protect you from oral infections–especially around the teeth–and fights tooth decay. It also includes fluoride that works to strengthen the enamel on your teeth. So keep those pearly whites, well, pearly white, and treat yourself to a healthy cuppa Earl Grey Tea.

Improves Digestion

While the health benefits are endless, tea’s impact on digestion is truly impressive! The ingredients in Earl Grey Tea help protect your gut health and support the digestion process. And if you need more reasons to drink Earl Grey, these same ingredients have natural anti-inflammatory qualities that can help relieve constipation and acid reflux.

Prevents Cholesterol Buildup

Research has shown that Earl Grey Tea works to improve cholesterol and blood pressure. A study in Preventative Medicine showed that enjoying three cups of Earl Grey a day encourages the production of HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol, and triglycerides  in your body. Also, the flavanones in bergamot oil contain enzymes that inhibit the production of LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. So enjoying a cup (or a few!) of Earl Grey Tea can help prevent cardiovascular diseases from taking root in your body!


Earl Grey tea was originally Chinese black tea flavoured with bergamot oil. Bergamot trees grow almost exclusively in Calabria in southern Italy. They are a natural hybrid of sweet lime and bitter orange. The fruit is about the size of an orange but with the colour of a lime.

Significantly, the esh and juice of bergamots are extremely acidic, so the fruit is predominantly grown for its zest from which bergamot oil is extracted. This oil is added to the dried black tea leaves to give Earl Grey its distinctive lifted-oral scent and sweet-citrus avour.

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