Lady Grey Tea
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 take a sip of this tea.
Entering the World of Lady Grey Tea
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 the 1990's to appeal to those who found Earl Grey too strong.
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 take a look at the benefits of this tea.
Lady Grey Tea Health Benefits
Learn How to Lose Body Fat
Are you smiling already? Well you should be smiling, because it’s true, tea helps you to lose weight.
By accelerating your metabolism, this tea makes you burn fat, build muscle and lose weight much faster than you normally would without drinking tea.
The antioxidants and the caffeine in tea are a powerful match to fight those extra pounds. Does it work? Yes, but you must also lead a healthier lifestyle.
Introduce some physical activity in your routine and eat wisely. Combine all this and it will work!
Being a black tea, Lady Grey has enough caffeine to give you a boost in the morning, if you are one of those who need an energetic wake up call.
You should choose tea over coffee, whenever possible. It is healthier and has less caffeine than coffee, so if you are looking to reduce your caffeine intake, tea is the wiser choice.
You will still feel energetic and quite focused, but the tannin present in your tea, will help you feel relaxed as well.
Have you been feeling down or anxious lately? Is work stressing you out? Okay, close your eyes, have a cup of Lady Grey tea with us and try to relax.
Lady Grey tea, much like Earl Grey tea, has an important characteristic that will help you fight anxiety – bergamot oil. This powerful ingredient has been used in aromatherapy to treat depression, stress and anxiety.
Its relaxing properties, combined with the health benefits of black tea, help you to feel more calm and healthy to overcome situations like these, making this tea a natural sedative.
Don’t we all want to look fresh and young and have gorgeous skin? Well you don’t need to spend a lot of money on beauty creams to do it.
Your solution is in your cup! As we mentioned before, tea has a high content of antioxidants which help ward off many diseases, bacteria and free radicals responsible for premature cell aging.
Consequently, these same antioxidants will keep your skin glowing and young. You will feel fresh and look fresh as well. Now combine this drinking habit with foods that also contain antioxidants to help you glow even more!
Feel beautiful and healthy!
Fight Bad Odor
This is a sensitive issue! Do your feet smell? Please, don’t feel embarrassed. We have the perfect solution for you.
Boil some water and pour some Lady grey tea leaves or tea bags. Let it cool and then plunge your feet into that brown aromatic liquor.
The tannins present in your tea will reduce the odor in your feet, so next time you feel like using some cool sandals, don’t think twice! Use some tea before and get ready to dazzle.
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.
Lady Grey Tea Side Effects
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.
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Drinking Lady Grey 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!
Let’s start by preheating your teapot to protect the temperature of the tea. This can be done by pouring hot water into it for a bit and then throwing that water out. The teapot will conserve the temperature.
As your teapot heats up in preparation, go ahead and boil water for your tea. Since this is a black tea, water must be at boiling point for proper brewing.
Make sure you use spring water to enhance the flavour of the tea.
Once the water is ready, pour it once more into the teapot and place 1 teaspoon of loose Lady Grey black tea leaves for every cup of tea.
Behold that beautiful sight. The colour and fragrance start emerging and you can almost feel it in your mouth! Let your Lady Grey steep for 3-5 minutes.
Now using a strainer, pour that magical tea into your teacups and serve.
You can also wait for it to cool down and add some ice to serve it cold. It’s a great beverage for a hot sunny day, especially if you are hosting a tea party!
You may also add milk or sugar, but we advise you not to do so as it alters the taste of your tea. You should be able to enjoy and feel every trace of the bergamot oil, Seville orange and lemon peel.
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!
Buy Your Lady Grey Tea Today!
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your Lady Grey tea
Zesty and yet mild, light and delicate, this is a wonderful black tea to have on any rainy or sunny afternoon.
With the traditional bergamot taste of its Earl Grey cousin, this tea has the citrusy touch of oranges and lemons.
Choose your favourite and enjoy your Lady Grey!
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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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