Lady Grey Tea is a more delicate variation of Earl Grey tea, and is only sold by Twinings, an English marketer of tea.
If you are a fan of Earl Grey tea, this won’t be an exception. A dazzling citrus flavour and an enchanting fragrance are the perfect combination after a long day at work.
Curious? Wondering how did Lady Grey get into your tea cup? Want to know how can you get the best out of this delicious black tea and enjoy its health benefits?
Let’s not waste any time! Our new adventure is here and Lady Grey tea is our destination.
People used to say that Earl Grey tea caused rather strange impulses on women, so Lady Grey tea was invented to ease women’s minds and hearts. Tale or not, Twinings created this new blend in 2006 to commemorate their 300th anniversary.
Just like Earl Grey Tea, which was named after Charles Grey, an English prime minister, Lady Grey tea was named after Mary Elizabeth Grey, Charles’s wife.
This flavoured tea is a blend of black tea leaves, with an astonishing fragrant oil of bergamot. Now this is where Lady Grey differs from Earl Grey tea. To make it less strong and gentler, Seville orange and lemon peel are added.
The presence of bergamot oil is not that strong as in Earl Grey tea which means that the black tea leaves used to make this new blend have to be of very good quality.
Look inside your cup and behold that mahogany beautiful colour. Now inhale that fragrance. All of this is ready to offer you a world of pleasure and benefits. A world that will protect you and your loved ones!
Let’s travel to the world of Lady Grey tea and have a sip of each powerful benefit. Come along!
Being a black tea, this tea has more health benefits ready to travel inside you every time you drink a cup of this tea, so read more about the benefits of black tea and discover how every sip you take can heal both your mind and body.
Although it has less caffeine than Earl Grey tea, it is still a black tea which may contain between 25-110mg per serving.
It is healthier than coffee, yes, but if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should reduce your caffeine intake and consult your doctor about this matter.
Bergamot oil is wonderful! It has such a pleasant fragrance and it helps fight depression. However, when consumed excessively it can cause muscle cramps, muscle twitching, blurred vision or convulsions.
Again if you are pregnant this is another reason for you to consult your doctor before drinking this tea.
Now it’s time to have fun and learn how to make Lady Grey tea. Preparing tea is an art itself and you should enjoy every minute of it! You can do it alone and absorb that moment of relaxation or you can share this fantastic experience with your family and friends.
Call up some friends and introduce them to the world of tea. Lady Grey tea is a fantastic beginning! Teach them some interesting facts about tea and come up with funny tea party ideas to get them involved.
Time to go to the kitchen!
Now that you have your tea ready, take it to another level. Take a look at our Tea Recipes section for some of wonderful recipes with tea cakes and deserts that may accompany your Lady Grey.
And if you are indeed hosting a tea party, here’s a tip for nice tea party etiquette. Though it may appear to be rude, always serve yourself first.
If your friends frown at this, explain that the first tea should always be for the host, as it is the weakest tea, leaving the best and strongest, tastiest brew, for the guests.
Go ahead and read about Earl Grey tea as well, try it, taste it and discover which one offers you the best black tea!
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”In the taste of a single cup of tea you will eventually discover the truth of all the ten thousand forms in the universe.”
- Attributed to Kyongbong Sunim, Ch'an (Zen) Master
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