There is no question that Earl Grey is an enduring blend that is loved by millions. The citrus notes of bergamot pair well with poorer quality black tea as they turn off taste receptors which pick up astringency and bitterness (this is the reason why so many people throw lemon in their strong black tea).
But our Black teas are all high quality and so they do not require these bitter reducing additions. Therefore, in making our blend I played around with adding different flavours that would work with the Bergamot and came up with a fascinating blend of Rou Gui Yancha Oolong and Rooibos.
The vanilla of the rooibos accentuates the whisky wood notes of the Rou Gui and the minty freshness of the rooibos plays with the cooling freshness of the Bergamot. Essentially the Rooibos is the glue which bonds the light and the dark to make for a fascinating version of the famous Earl which works by itself or with a little milk if you desire.
About our Signature Blends
We love to celebrate the flavour of the pure leaf and avoid any blends that do not keep tea as the star of the show. We have an intense dislike for tea shops selling all sorts of crazy mixes which are sold for their overpowering artificial aromas and seem to be created by marketeers rather than for actual flavour or function.
In the creation of our small range of blends we tried many mixes and threw away over 90%. The ones that made it through the auditions did so because the combination of flavours complement each other and the resulting brew has a potent effect and experience. They are all natural with no artificial flavourings.