Baroness Grey Black Tea
an aromatic variation of traditional Earl Grey tea with a burst of citrus and delicate floral notes
Baroness Grey Black Tea is a lovely variation of the beloved classic Earl Grey tea. This fragrant tea has all the traditional notes of bergamot with an additional layer of citrus for brightly crisp flavor and a sprinkling o rose and blue cornflower petals for a delicate floral finish to the cup. This is a must try for anyone who adores the traditional Earl Grey. Baroness Grey is an exquisite cup of tea.
As a black tea, Baroness Grey contains medium levels of caffeine and is high in antioxidants.
Black tea** offers a variety of health benefits:
- Contains polyphenols that have antioxidant properties that may decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve overall health
- Contains flavonoids, another group of antioxidants, which are beneficial for heart health and may reduce the risk of heart disease
- Studies have found that black tea may help reduce LDL levels and decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke
- Contains polyphenols and antimicrobial properties may help improve gut health and immunity
- Contains polyphenols that may decrease cancer cell development
- Contains several compounds and one specifically (epigallocatechin gallate) shown to improve insulin levels
- Contains the amino acid L-theanine that increases alpha activity in the brain to help improve focus and alertness
In addition, rose petals are high in antioxidants and are a great source of vitamins E and C and other compounds believed to help support the immune system to reduce flu-like symptoms like coughing and congestion. Rose petals have been used in traditional medicine to help relieve stomach and digestive problems as well as menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms and even to alleviate fatigue and improve sleep.
Baroness Grey Black Tea is excellent served hot or iced. This tea takes well to sugar, honey and other sweeteners. Milk may also be added.
Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoons of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 1-2 minutes, for mild flavor, 2-3 minutes for medium flavor and 3-5 minutes for bold flavor. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey or other sweeteners.
Measure eight to ten heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 3-5 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups of ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Measure six to eight teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight). To serve this tea hot, simply pour the cold-infused tea into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.
*Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants, less caffeine and less tannins resulting in a smoother cup.
Due to the inclusion of black tea leaves, Baroness Grey Black Tea may be infused a second time, although flavor will be lighter, using either traditional infusing methods or cold-infusion.
Baroness Grey Black Tea, like all teas, should be stored out of direct light and in a cool, dry place. Properly stored, this tea will stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: black tea, orange pieces, cornflower petals, rose petals, lime leaves, bergamot, natural flavorings (Organic Compliant)