French Earl Grey

A popular choice from our Traditional Tea range – find out if our French Earl Grey is right for you.

You will love our French Earl Grey if,

you are after a smooth black tea that has soft floral notes with fresh citrus and you enjoy your black tea, either with or without milk.

Should I drink French Earl Grey with, or without milk?

This blend tastes great served either with, or without milk. As a black tea, French Earl Grey offers a clean, slightly floral and zesty citrus flavour. With the addition of milk and sweetener if desired, this beautiful tea offers more of unique take on a traditional earl grey tea, gently highlighting the floral citrus elements.

 

Does French Earl Grey tea contain caffeine?

Our French Earl Grey tea does contain caffeine, as with all Camellia Sinensis teas such as black, green, oolong and white tea. As French Earl Grey is a black tea it does have a relatively high caffeine content, far less than what is found in coffee, but more than what is in oolong, green or white teas. If you are sensitive to caffeine, we recommend enjoying them in the first half of the day, to avoid becoming overstimulated at the end of the day, and allowing the body to adequately metabolise the caffeine before sleep.

 

 

french earl grey tea ingredients

What is in our French Earl Grey tea?

In a unique take on a traditional favourite, this combination of Ceylon black tea and floral petals is perfectly complemented by refreshing citrus tones of bergamot essential oil.
These ingredients have been carefully hand blended and then left to sit, allowing the natural oils to delicately infuse together. With subtly sweet and floral tones, this is a pleasant and distinctive earl grey option. All of the ingredients in our French Earl Grey are gluten free, and vegan friendly.

Our ingredients for this blend are sourced from Sri Lanka, India and Italy – and hand packed with care, by us, in Victoria, Australia.

 

 

How do you brew French Earl Grey tea?

Loose leaf

Place a heaped teaspoon (2.5 grams) of tea per cup (250ml) into a teapot or infuser. Add filtered water at 80-85ºc and allow to infuse for 3–4 minutes. Strain the tea, add milk and sweetener if desired and serve.

Pyramid tea bags

Place 1 pyramid into a cup (250ml) and add boiling, filtered water at 80ºc–85ºc. Allow to infuse for 3–4 minutes, and then remove the bag, add milk and sweetener if desired and serve.

 

Are there any therapeutic benefits associated with drinking French Earl Grey tea?

Polyphenols are the main source of antioxidants found in black tea, which can help protect the cells from oxidative damage, however French Earl Grey is more often consumed for its beautiful and refreshing taste more so than its directly related health benefits.

What is our packaging made from?

The clear pouch that holds our French Earl Grey is not made from plastic. It is made from a renewable plant-based cellophane, which can also easily be home composted and will break down in a few short months if composted correctly.

The cardboard is made from post-consumer recycled board, is printed with vegetable-based inks and can also be home composted after use where it will break down in a few short months if composted correctly.

Our pyramid tea bags are also not made from plastic. They are made from a biodegradable, non-GMO, plant-based material called Soilon, which meets all compostability standards in Japan, North America and Europe. However it is important to note, they will definitely take longer than other compost items to decompose. The material manufacturers recommend commercial composting as a quicker alternative to address this longer time of breakdown.

If you are looking for the most environmentally friendly option, we will always recommend drinking loose leaf tea.

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