Starbucks® Earl Grey
A traditional blend of black teas, Starbucks® Earl Grey has been infused with citrusy Italian bergamot and lavender flowers to create an aromatic and enlivening flavour experience. This delightfully refined full-leaf tea is perfect for sipping.
Black teas are made from the fully fermented leaf of the Camellia sinensis plant. Starbucks® premium black teas are grown at high elevations for the best flavour and then plucked by hand. The leaves are then crushed and tightly rolled into wiry threads to release an enzyme that, when exposed to oxygen, begins the fermentation process and changes the leaves to a bright coppery colour. They are then dried by oven firing, creating the malty, rich flavours and amber colour that have been characteristic of black tea for thousands of years.
Did You Know?
This traditional tea is named after British diplomat Earl Charles Grey, who became Prime Minister of the UK in the early 1830s. Legends have sprung up around how the well-traveled Earl may have come by the recipe for this bergomot-flavoured tea, but we're just glad he passed it on to the masses.
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