Tea of the Week for July 6, 2020: Black & Grey (Black Tea)!
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Black & Grey (Black Tea)!
Our First Subscriber Creation for July!
Tea Description: For July's theme, I decided to harness some of our subscriber's creative tea ideas! I asked them to submit their ideas for a tea flavor & I got some really cool & interesting tea combination ideas from those submissions. Our first comes from a subscriber who LOVES Earl Grey (something I have in common with this subscriber). They wanted a blend of bright, citrus-y bergamot & sweet blackberries with a rich black tea base.
This blend is fantastic! The organic black base is a blend of Yunnan, Assam & Ceylon, focusing primarily on the Yunnan. Then I added some cold-pressed bergamot oil & a bunch of freeze-dried blackberries. And YUMMMMM!
Before brewing, you'll be treated to the delightful aroma of bergamot. Once it's brewed, the bergamot softens & allows the blackberry to emerge as the stronger flavor - with bergamot acting as an accent flavor to the sweet blackberries. It's fruity, it's sweet & it's tangy while the black tea base is bold & invigorating.
A really tasty cuppa! It's organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free! If you're an Earl Grey fan, I think you'll enjoy this twist on the classic favorite!
organic ingredients: black teas, bergamot oil, blackberries & natural flavor
As I've said many times before, I love me some bergamot! Earl Grey is probably my all-time favorite when it comes to classic tea flavors. So I got really excited when one of our subscribers suggested this twist on the classic flavor of Earl Grey.
It really delivered too: the blackberry flavor is the star of the show, but the bergamot plays a stunning assist to the blackberry - giving it just the right amount of citrus-y tang to give it a lively flavor. I find this to be more exciting than a simple blackberry tea & more satisfying than your average Earl Grey.
to brew: Use 3g of tea to 12 oz of freshly filtered water heated to near boiling (205°F) and steep for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.