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No.11

Duchess Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

Indian Black Tea Blend

Made with premium spring-flush leaves and natural bergamot flavouring, accompanied by rose petals, pink corn flowers and tangy orange peel, our loose-leaf Duchess Earl Grey is a luxury black tea with a palate-enlivening citrus tang.

From: Darjeeling, India

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

 

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Customers Ordering From Ireland - Please Note: Due to recent restrictions we are unable to ship Chinese teas to Ireland at this present time.

If you have any questions, please contact us via sales@theteamakers.co.uk | 01322284923

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

The origins of our Duchess Earl Grey black tea


Introducing Duchess Earl Grey, a lighter and more delicate rendition of the classic Earl Grey tea. Carefully crafted with a selection of premium ingredients, this exquisite blend offers a refined and sophisticated tea experience. With its vibrant colors and visually appealing composition, Duchess Earl Grey is a true feast for the senses.

The foundation of this delightful tea is the finest Darjeeling Black Tea, known for its exceptional quality and rich flavor profile. Grown in the misty hills of the Himalayas, this black tea provides a smooth and velvety base for the blend. Infused with the essence of bergamot, the tea carries the signature citrus notes that Earl Grey enthusiasts adore.

But Duchess Earl Grey doesn't stop there. This delightful blend takes a graceful twist with the addition of delicate rose petals, pink cornflowers, and fragrant orange peels. These elements bring a subtle floral dimension to the tea, lending it a gentle and aromatic character that is both soothing and refreshing.

With every sip, you'll be transported to a blooming garden, as the floral notes dance harmoniously with the citrusy bergamot. The muscatel notes of the high-quality Darjeeling tea provide a refined complexity, offering a truly remarkable tea experience.

Read more about this regal breakfast tea

Duchess Earl Grey is the ideal companion for those seeking a lighter and smoother variation of the beloved Earl Grey tea. Its delicate taste and gentle aroma make it a perfect choice for enjoying during a tranquil afternoon or as an elegant accompaniment to a delightful tea party. Whether you're a connoisseur of fine teas or simply looking to indulge in a moment of relaxation, Duchess Earl Grey will surely captivate your senses.

Embrace the elegance of Duchess Earl Grey and immerse yourself in a world of subtle flavors and refined aromas. Treat yourself to a cup of this splendid tea and let it transport you to a realm of sophistication and tranquility.

Ingredients


Darjeeling Black Tea, Rose Petals, Pink Corn Flowers, Orange Peels, Natural Bergamot Flavouring

Tasting notes


This tea offers a delicate cup with floral undertones with refreshing citrus note of bergamot and lingering muscatel mouthfeel in the end.

Region


Darjeeling is the northernmost district in West Bengal, Eastern India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it is bordered by Nepal in the West, Sikkim state to the North, and Bangladesh on the South-eastern boundary. The eponymous city, 2,100m above sea level, is located on a long, narrow mountain ridge of the Lesser Himalayas.

Learn more about the Darjeeling Region of India

On a clear day, the city offers unparalleled views of Kanchenjunga (the world’s third highest mountain), and Mount Everest can also be seen from nearby Tiger Hill, which itself sits at 2,590m above sea level. The highest peaks in the district are part of the Singalila Ridge and reach 3,600m. Depending on the elevation, the climate is either Humid Subtropical (CFA) in the lower areas, or Subtropical Highland (Cwb) on the higher hills, with a Tundra climate (ET) on the higher mountains, and numerous microclimates along the steep relief.

The city itself enjoys a mild and temperate climate (Cwb), with average lows of 10°C in the winter, and average highs of 21°C in the summer. The summers are wet and overcast with high precipitation from May until September; and the winters are mild and clear. Winds are generally low throughout the year. The land between 1,000m and 2,000m is mostly used for cultivation: principally tea, but also rice, corn, wheat and cardamom. The slopes above 2,000m are covered in forests, with a mixture of semi-evergreen, temperate and alpine trees. The forest around the city of Darjeeling is home to rare, protected orchids.

The reserve forests are also home to small Indian civets, mongooses, badgers, as well as a conservation centre for the elusive and endangered red pandas. Teas from such altitudes are considered high-grown. Considering that Darjeeling is only 280 miles from Assam, it is remarkable that the two regions produce vastly different teas.

As well as climatic and topographic differences, soil quality varies. Whilst Assam is considered very fertile, Darjeeling soil is loose and poorly consolidated, with risks of landslides. But the steep slopes ensure efficient drainage, and the misty, wet summers with limited direct sunlight are ideal for the cultivation of the Camellia sinensis sinensis. The mild, dry winters also encourage a period of dormancy, so the new Spring leaves can burst with flavours (First Flush harvest).

How to brew

2g - 3g

2g - 3g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

Duchess Earl Grey - Loose Leaf Tea has a rating of 4.4 stars based on 8 reviews.