Review of the Month: Earl Grey Tea

Review of the Month: Earl Grey Tea

Hello, Tea Lovers!

This month, I wanted to indulge in a classic blend. In my cherished assortment of tea blends, Earl Grey reigns supreme in popularity. However, strangely enough, I find myself consciously setting it aside, unable to take that first sip. Is it because I can’t imagine black tea without milk?

Well, yes. One of my dearest friends says that embracing black tea in its pure form offers a whole new spectrum of flavours and experiences that can surprise even the most devoted milk-tea enthusiasts. Not to mention how black tea without milk is undoubtedly a healthier option.

So, after a lot of self-coaxing, I decided to pick up KingCha’s Earl Grey Tea.

Brewing The Perfect Cup of Earl Grey Tea

The moment I opened the elegant sample package of KingCha’s Earl Grey Tea, a symphony of aromas enveloped my senses. The crushed black tea leaves were mixed with dried peels of orange that provided a nice contrast of colour visually. The aroma was dominated by the enchanting fragrance of bergamot, a citrus fruit that lends Earl Grey tea its signature scent. As I inhaled deeply, I was transported to a lush orchard bearing a rich fruity fragrance with earthy undertones of tea gardens. 

Following KingCha’s brewing instructions, I began steeping the tea leaves in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes waiting to see the translucent colour transform. At first, the water bore a champagne-like colour but after some time, it converted to a deep amber hue. 

When I sat down on my comfortable couch and took the first sip of the tea, I was mesmerized. It had a strikingly smooth flavour and the subtle citrusy bergamot elegantly complemented the natural taste of black tea. The blend was masterfully balanced, neither overpowering nor lacking in any aspect. This balance, I later learned, was a testament to KingCha's dedication to sourcing high-quality ingredients. 

The Tea Drinking Experience

I sipped on the tea for quite a long time while savouring my homemade biscuits. I realized or rather had a sort of revelatory experience of appreciating the art of tea blending. The bergamot's citrusy notes and the black tea's malty flavour blended together to create a complex and satisfying taste.

Tea, much like meditation, has the power to ground us in the present moment. With each sip of KingCha's Earl Grey Tea, I found myself immersed in a state of tranquillity. The ritual of preparing and enjoying the tea became a form of meditation, allowing me to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and connect with the flavours and aromas in my cup. 

Somehow, I found myself diving deeper into the intricate layers of flavour that this tea offered. It was as if the tea itself beckoned me to appreciate its pure essence. KingCha's Earl Grey transformed my perception of black tea, demonstrating that it could be a delightful experience on its own, without the need for any additives.

5 Fascinating Facts About Earl Grey Tea

Are you curious about the special Earl Grey Tea and how it became so popular worldwide? Here are a few fun and interesting facts about the world’s most sophisticated tea-

  1. Earl Grey Tea is named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, and former British Prime Minister. The tea is said to have been a gift from Chinese diplomats in the 19th century.
  2. The signature flavor of Earl Grey Tea comes from the essential oil extracted from bergamot oranges, a citrus fruit primarily grown in Calabria, a small region in Southern Italy. Interestingly, this small area produces at least 90% of the bergamot supply in the world!
  3. Earl Grey Tea has made a profound mark in literature. It's mentioned in works by famous authors like Jane Austen and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adding an air of sophistication to their characters' tea-drinking habits.
  4. Apparently, Earl Grey isn't just for drinking. It can be used to infuse flavour into a wide range of culinary delights, from cakes and cookies to ice creams and cocktails. Its versatility knows no bounds.
  5. Research suggests that bergamot may be useful in reducing inflammation and cholesterol and thereby improving overall heart health making Earl Grey a wonderful healthy concoction.

These fun facts highlight the rich history, versatility, and allure of Earl Grey Tea, making it not just a beverage but a cultural and culinary phenomenon worth exploring and enjoying.

Thanks to KingCha, I can now find myself diversifying my tea-drinking rituals and broadening my palate by exploring all types of teas. I would urge the reader of this blog to try KingCha’s Earl Grey and delight in its refreshing and robust flavours. It's a reminder that in the world of tea, as in life, the most beautiful experiences often lie in the simplest and classic pleasures.

My review- 5/5 stars 

I would urge the reader of this blog to try KingCha’s new e tea and delight in its refreshing flavours and myriad of health benefits!

- Himanshi

The author of this review is a passionate tea connoisseur who is on a journey to learn and savour the diverse flavours of tea. She likes to explore everything related to tea. From the aromatic wonders that tantalize our senses to the soothing moments it bestows upon us all, join her in unravelling the world of tea.

King Cha is thankful to Ms. Himanshi, an avid reader and book reviewer for joining our King Cha FraterniTEA to explore the vast world of tea and accord us with her knowledge and experiences. 

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