Enjoy a timeless blend when sipping earl grey!
The Tea Centre blends our signature earl grey teas in Europe using high-quality bergamot oil. The Tea Centre’s range holds everything from your traditional earl grey to our unique French earl grey blend, and even a miss grey for more mature tastes. Explore our collection full of integrity and flavour below.
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What is earl grey tea?
Traditionally, earl grey is a fusion tea comprised of black tea leaves infused with fresh bergamots. Given earl grey has been voted as Australia’s most popular black tea fusion (and fourth favourite tea overall), The Tea Centre has extended our range to include earl greys elevated with complementary floral tasting notes, organic earl grey, decaf earl grey, and miss grey—our version of lady grey featuring a jasmine twist!
As you have seen here, we offer a beautiful array of premium earl grey tea for you to enjoy. In particular, we offer a number of flavour variations to suit every taste. Our earl grey teas are perfect on their own or can be enjoyed with a splash of milk and honey for sweetness. Consider adding earl grey tea into your daily tea ritual, and enjoy the delicious citrus flavour of this classic household favourite.
The history of earl grey tea
It seems that mythological origin stories and tea go hand-in-hand! While it is commonly understood that earl grey tea is named after the former British prime minister Charles Grey (i.e. the second Earl Grey), the reason why remains a mystery.
The most popular origin story is that earl grey was gifted to the prime minister from a Chinese mandarin after Charles Grey saved his son during a diplomatic mission to China. However, this is also considered the most far-fetched story given bergamots are native to the Mediterranean/Southeast Asia and would have been hard to find in China back in the 1800s…not to mention there’s no evidence that Charles ever went to China in the first place!
Alternatively, two London companies—Twinings and Jacksons of Piccadilly—both claim to have created the earl grey blend in 1836 after the prime minister personally requested a tea recipe that offset the bitterness of his estate’s water supply (which contained high levels of limescale at the time).No matter the true origin story, what is not disputed is that earl grey is definitely an Australian favourite. If you would like to see what all the fuss is about, pick up our loose leaf organic earl grey tea here or our convenient French earl grey tea bags tin here.
What are the health benefits of Earl Grey tea?
Drinking earl grey tea serves the dual purpose of being beneficial for the body as well as satisfying in taste. Earl grey is great for improving digestion, and the caffeine from the tea leaves provides a great energy kick, making earl grey the perfect cup to start the day. However, caffeine-sensitive drinkers can still enjoy the unique bergamot flavour in earl grey by picking up our decaf version here.
Contrary to popular belief, earl grey and other black tea fusions are not diuretic beverages. This means sipping earl grey can keep you hydrated throughout the day and serves as a great alternative to proven diuretics like coffee.
Lastly, the bergamots in earl grey contain high levels of polyphenols and antioxidants, which assist in boosting your heart health, keeping you feeling fresh and ready to take on the day!
How to make earl grey tea
To brew a perfect cup of loose-leaf earl grey you need to do the following.
Consider pouring a cup of earl grey the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. You can enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of freshly brewed earl grey even in summer by whipping up a batch of iced earl grey tea to cool down with style.
Buy earl grey online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice how our earl grey teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of bergamot, jasmine and florals in different teas across our range. All part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
Making a pot or a cup of earl grey with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.