The Black tea in our Earl Grey originates from the Putharjhora tea garden in India. The garden was rescued by the current owners, after years of neglect and bad agricultural practices. The community was suffering from low wages, bad treatment and excessive exposure to harmful pesticides. Now the estate is a beacon of hope in the area – the estate workers are empowered to make decisions, are no longer exposed to chemicals and benefit from a Fairtrade partnership with the management. A more natural ecological balance has recovered and the flora and fauna on the estate is rich. The composting of materials on the estate to provide nutrients to the tea bushes is a shining example of how organic systems really work on a large scale. Bergamot oil from Italy is added to the black tea as the quintessential Earl Grey flavour, along with delicate Marigold petals from Egypt.
Bright and lively with top notes of zesty citrus.
2 tsp 3-5 mins 95°c+
Black tea, Bergamot oil, Marigold petals.