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10 reasons why earl grey is amazing

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Introduction to our Earl Grey top 10 list

You might probably wonder why Jean Luc Picard of the famous television series Star Trek is so fond of earl grey tea. He even made it a password to his laboratory – “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot” as he says and the door easily opens! (Perhaps if Picard has a Facebook account he would probably hit the “Like” button of earl grey tea’s fan page in no time!) Could it be? That it tastes so out-of-this-world that even alien visitors of Picard can’t get enough of it?

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nice looking organic earl grey tea bags

Well so much with the Star Trek talk. Let’s come now aboard to know what this type of tea called earl grey is and why it is so healthy.

What is Earl Grey tea?

Just to give some overview, tea earl grey or Creamy earl grey is a term mostly used to pertain to a mixture of black tea and oil from the peel of the fragrant bergamot citrus fruit (Citrus bergamia). This fruit is native to Italy and is used since 1820 as an alternative to the flavors which Chinese merchants used to sell for an expensive price at their time. Bergamot citrus is a relative of lemons and though they are sometimes referred to as citrons doux to France which means “sweet lemons” they are not really lemons.

Oil from bergamot peel is very fragrant it is even an eminent ingredient in most perfumes. On the other hand, when it is combined with black tea it gives a blast of the zesty and fruity scent of citrus! It’s sweeter compared to lemons but the richness of the flavor is still intact. More to what you can imagine bergamot essential oil provides many health benefits from its seeds up to its very rind. Let’s take a look at some of those:

Top 10 Earl Grey Benefits

1. Soothes nerves and relieves nervous tension– It contains natural relaxant and sedative properties which promotes better sleep and blood pressure. It alleviates stress-related conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other related ailments.

2. Restrains growth of bacteria and viruses– it is a true antibiotic and disinfectant in nature which results in better protection against infection of the skin, colon, intestines, kidneys, and urinary tract.

3. Aids digestion– it promotes proper secretion of stomach acids and enzymes which helps better digestion. Also helps you avoid constipation and stomach strain.

4. Heals scars and ugly marks on the skin– it helps blot away imperfections on your skin which makes it a powerful ingredient among cosmetic products.

5. Promotes fast healing of wounds– it is a rich source of vitamin C which is renowned to promote the fast healing of wounds and other skin diseases. It also boosts the immune system which makes you less susceptible to various health conditions.

6. Promotes Respiratory health– it helps you to breathe normally by giving your muscles quick relief from cramps and contractions.

7. Kills worms in the intestines– it exterminates contracted worms a gentle and harmless way to your body and to children, promoting better health in and out.

8. Improves blood circulation– it gives a feeling of freshness and energy due to a sufficient amount of oxygen in the blood as it improves your blood circulation.

9. Lessens pain sensitivity – it is a natural analgesic that reduces the sense of pain in the body and thus works best to alleviate headaches, stomachaches, muscle pains etc.

10. Reduces body temperature– helps reduce fever and keeps the body temperature cooler during hot summer days. It gives relief from the intense heat from within.


Now you might probably understand the reason why lavender earl grey tea is so healthy not to mention this being combined with black tea. It is indeed a password for better overall wellness! Hopefully, you have all the info to know what is earl grey tea and you can get back to enjoying this amazing drink!

What is Earl Grey

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Intro to Earl Grey Tea

You might have heard about Earl Grey tea before, as it is somewhat of a popular tea. However, in the past Earl Grey tea was generally just a tea with some bergamot flavoring added to it, whether it was essential oil or flavoring was up to the creator of that blend. However, since tea has really got a boost in the recent years there has been an expansion of the Earl Grey teas that are offered. Below are a couple different variations that we have and some cool descriptions of what the tea is like.

Our favorite Earl Grey Tea

The first one that I am really digging right now is the creamy earl grey. You might ask yourself what exactly creamy earl grey is, and it is pretty much exactly how it sounds :) and that is classic earl grey with a bit of creaminess added. In this particular blend you can see some beautiful blue cornflowers that have been added to accent the visual appeal, and some additional flavors for the black tea base. Along with the traditional bergamot flavor you will find sweet and subtle hints of vanilla and cream. These additional flavors add a depth to the tea that is just amazing.

The next type of new earl grey that has bust onto the market is a personal favorite of mine, which is the earl grey green which is the typical flavor you recall when you think of earl grey, on a green tea base. This combination provides a lighter tea brew and is great for the afternoon when you are starting to wind down. With this blend you might just find your new addition to the tea collection. I know that the first time I enjoyed this mix I was blown away as it satisfied my craving for Earl Grey, all while keeping it on the lighter side.Here is a nice picture of the earl grey green that we offer :

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loose leaf earl grey tea

The final earl grey that we will go over will be our lovely lavender earl grey which is a perfect addition to any true earl grey lovers mix! This mix blends the traditional earl grey with some really nice lavender pieces and flavors, which result in an amazing calming affect. The tea is both visually amazing and provides a brew and aroma that cannot be match. Take a look for yourself, and you might instantly mellow out, so try not to stare for too long:

So there you have it, a couple of our amazing Earl Grey blends to take a look at and possibly sample. As with all things it is just as important to remember to brew the leaves of the tea correctly to ensure you are getting the best tasting tea possible, so if you ever have any questions about how long to brew or what temperature to brew at don’t be afraid to check out these posts, as they are great refreshers :

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