- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Caffeine: High
Shanti's Valentine's Day limited edition "Grey Amour" is a black tea with distinctive flavour and aroma of Earl Grey. This classic aroma is derived from the addition of oil extracted from the fragrant Bergamot, a small acidic orange native to southern Vietnam. One of the most popular tea blends in the world, it has a light and refreshing taste. Give yourself the time to enjoy it and you will fall in love with this tea!
Story, Folklore, History...
The Birth of Earl Grey:Stories abound of how Earl Grey was conceived. A popular one is that Earl Grey was named after the second Earl Charles Grey of Britain in the 1830s, as it would appear he discovered the flavor when his shipment of black tea arrived after sitting next to a case of bergamot oranges during the trip. As tea leaves absorb fragrance very easily, the Earl Grey was born!
2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Pekoe
Infusion Aroma: Citrus Notes
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Strong bergamot flavor, clean base notes
Infusion Strength: Medium-strong
Have you tried Grey Amour? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Tea Legends: A British Idea - Darjeeling Black - by Richard Isaac
Some people consider good Darjeeling Black tea an experienced unparalleled by any other, and for good reason, too. The particular climatic conditions like altitude, sun, rain and soil have combined to create a very unique black tea beloved the world over.
Darjeeling comes by its unmatched nature honestly. In cultivation in that region of India since 1841, it has had a long time to establish itself as one of the finest regional varieties of black tea today produced in the world. Interestingly, though, the tea actually comes from the small-leaf Chinese species of Camellia Sinensis, the same plant that gives the world most other varieties of white, green, oolong and black teas.
The plant first touched soil in Darjeeling when a British surgeon posted there, Dr. A. Campbell, decided to grow it. Traditionally a black tea, Darjeeling tea gardens have now begun to produce green, oolong, and white varieties. Its growers have also begun creating hybrid varieties and experimenting with different fermentation techniques. Only tea cultivated in the Darjeeling area can bear the name Darjeeling, which of course has only upped the motivation of those living...