This Earl Grey is beautifully balanced with the rich and bold flavour of black tea layering beautifully with the perfumed citrus and floral notes from the bergamot oil which is added in Columbo, Sri Lanka.
Location: Dimbula, Central highlands of Sri Lanka
Brew Proportions: 3-4 grams or 1 teaspoon per 250 mls water
Brew Temperature: 100 degrees C
Infusion Time: 3 to 5 mins
Earl Grey is an English favourite and is thought to be named after Charles Grey (British Prime Minister from 1830s) who was given a gift of black tea scented with oil of bergamot. It is incredibly popular and is best served black or with a slice of lemon. The tea for this Earl Grey was sourced from the organic Harrington Estate which is located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. The estate owners are very environmentally responsible and have created a beautiful ecosystem which protects local wildlife and supports a vast array of plants.
The estate itself covers around 40 hectares at around 1200 metres above sea level, it supports around 110 workers who live on the estate in beautiful staff accommodation. Each house has a small garden for the family to grow vegetables and there is also a school for the children of the farm workers.
Once the black tea has been picked, withered, steamed and dried, it is then taken to a mill in Columbo where it is infused with bergamot oil which provides the distinct citrus note taking this from being a black tea, to an Earl Grey.
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.
Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG