Earl Grey is an English classic and the world's most popular flavored tea. Bergamot is a fragrant citrus native to Southern Italy, most commonly produced commercially in Calabria. The rind's oil is added to black tea for this classic blend.
We recommend a slightly longer steep on Earl Grey than plain black tea. Our personal favorite is a four minute steep in 200 degree Fahrenheit water.
We tried a lot of different Earl Grey's in our research and development phase, and we found a lot of them overly perfumey. Almost soapy! That's not what we want to serve you. We want to bring you the very best Earl Grey, and we think we have! Our Earl Grey is a blend of organic black teas originating in Sri Lanka and India naturally flavored with bergamot. It's an un-fussy Earl Grey.
We've also developed a second blend in homage to our long time home Portland, Oregon AKA Rose City. With organic rose petals and whole elder flowers, our Organic Rose City Earl Grey blend is the ultimate PNW Earl Grey experience.
While a nice hot cup or iced glass of Earl Grey is just right on it's own, we asked Leela Morimoto of LeeMo Designs to work up a mocktail for us.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
3 tbsp Earl Grey
First, we made an Earl Grey Simple Syrup by taking 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water and bringing to a boil. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat then add 3 tbsp of Earl Grey tea and cover. After 15 minutes, strain the syrup and once cooled, store in the fridge for up to 1-2 weeks.
Pictured here with one of her acrylic cocktail stirrers, this non alcoholic Amaretto Sour with Earl Grey Syrup is as delicious as it looks.
Amaretto Sour Mocktail with Earl Grey Syrup
1.5 oz Lyres Non Alcoholic Amaretti
1 oz Free Spirits Non Alcoholic Bourbon
1 oz Lemon Juice