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No. 15

Mary Grey - Loose Leaf Tea

Ceylon Black Tea

A delicate take on Earl Grey, our loose-leaf Mary Grey is aromatic, fruity, scattered with golden marigold flowers and made from the finest Ceylon black teas.

From: Dimbula Region, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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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.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Mary Grey tea


For a delicate, fruity take on the ever-popular Earl Grey tea, look no further than our enticingly fragrant Mary Grey, a loose-leaf blend of black teas from Sri Lanka's historic tea gardens.

A blend of superlative Ceylon black tea, bergamot oil, citrus oil and marigold flowers, Mary Grey features evenly graded, rolled wiry leaves that yield a bright copper-coloured infusion and subtle, fruity flavours. Complex yet light, those flavours are perfectly complemented with refreshing notes of bergamot and other citrus oils, plus a sprinkling of vibrant yellow marigold flowers.

Thanks to its medium-high caffeine levels and refreshing flavour, Mary Grey is the perfect mid-morning or afternoon tea. (It also makes a good alternative to the more familiar Lady Grey if you're looking to add something fresh to your tea caddy). You can add a splash of milk, but Mary Grey's smooth citrus notes and mouthfeel make it an easy vegan tea – simply serve black or with a slice of lemon.

Read more about our Mary Grey

The fine blend of orthodox Ceylon Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP) grade tea leaves in Mary Grey come from Sri Lanka's celebrated Dimbula and Nuwara Eliya regions, located in the rugged monsoonal heart of the country at elevations of between 1,400 and 2,000. High in rainfall and influenced by the Indian Ocean monsoons, these tea gardens were among the first to be planted in Sri Lanka, giving rise to an industry that today employs around 5% of the nation's population.

As for the origin of our Lady Grey tea's name – it's a nod to the wife of Prime Minister Earl Charles Grey, the reformist British prime minister from 1830 to 1834, and who the original Earl Grey tea is named for.


If you love this loose leaf tea…


For a benchmark example of the style, our Supreme Earl Grey will make a classic addition to your kitchen cabinet. For those whose tastes run more fruity than floral, there's Darjeeling Earl Grey, studded with pieces of pure Calabrian bergamot orange.

Supreme Earl Grey features in our Classic Black Tea Discovery Collection taster kit. You can read more about the origins of the iconic Earl Grey blend in our Tea Journal.

Ingredients


Pure Sri Lankan Black Tea, Natural Identical Flavours (Lemon, Bergamot and Orange), Marigold Flowers and Orange Peel Pieces.

Tasting notes


This tea offers a floral and citrussy aroma and light golden infusion. A delicate blend with sweet orange and lime notes with tangy mouthfeel.

Region


Nuwara Eliya district, around the eponymous city, is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, about 25 miles south of Kandy. At the heart of the hill country, the terrain throughout the district is generally mountainous, with deep valleys, plateaus, basins, and vast rolling estates dotted with thick forested areas and jungles towards the North.

Learn more about Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

The city itself sits at 1,868 m above sea level. North of the city, Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, Pidurutalagala, peaks at 2,542 m, and the revered Adam’s Peak sits on the Southern edge of the district, peaking at 2,243 m above sea level. The area is famous for its cool, temperate climate (Cfb), which made it a popular hill station in the 19th century, and a much-loved resort and health spa in the present day. Temperatures remain steadily warm throughout the year. March and April are the warmest months with an average high of 22°C and low of 11°C. The coldest months, form November to January, range from 9°C to 20°C.

There is heavy cloud cover throughout the year, with slightly cleared skies from December until March. The district is part of the Wet Zone in South-Western Sri Lanka. Consequently, rain falls throughout the year, with the highest precipitation in October and November, combined with low wind and medium humidity. Spring and summer experience lower but consistent rainfall, with gentle wind and increased humidity in April and May.

Above 1,000m, the montane rain forests are known for their biodiversity and endemic species. They also harbour the endangered Sri Lanka leopard, numerous species of shrews, squirrels, civet and langur. Soils throughout the island are generally suitable for agriculture, although some areas, particularly in the highlands, are eroded. In the Nuwara Eliya district, the elevation and cool climate offer ideal conditions for many European fruit and vegetable, as well as rubber and rice. But the hills really belong the tea, which was introduced in the 1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations. The district is considered as the most important tea production hub in Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankan high-grown teas are known for their outstanding quality.

How to brew

3g - 4g

3g - 4g

100°C

100°C

200ml

200ml

3 - 5mins

3 - 5mins

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