What is Earl Grey tea? Basically, it’s black tea that is flavored with oil from the rind of bergamot orange—a fruit mostly grown in Italy. It has a few variations including Lady Grey (a blend of Early Grey and blue cornflower blossoms), Russian Earl Grey (Early Grey with pieces of citrus peel), and Red Earl Grey (rooibos and bergamot).
Earl Grey tea was named for Charles Grey, an English aristocrat who was elected to Parliament at the age of 22. However, it’s unclear how he precisely became associated with the tea. The first mention of Earl Grey tea was in 1824, and it was associated with the idea of using bergamot to enhance the taste of low-quality tea. This idea has since changed, and there are many rumors of the Chinese either purposely gifting Charles Grey with Earl Grey tea or it being accidently created in a faulty shipment. Whatever the case, Earl Grey tea is now a stable of any tea connoisseur.
Benefits of Earl Grey Tea
Initial studies by the Journal of Nutrition have concluded that Earl Grey tea is beneficial for keeping you healthy and disease-free. This is thanks, in part, to the antioxidants found in Earl Grey tea, which help to rid the body of unstable and potentially harmful free radicals. Other benefits relate to dental health. The International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition found that drinking Earl Grey tea, and other black teas, reduces the number of cavities and promotes overall dental health.
Earl Grey tea also has the ability to reduce feelings of depression, tension, fear and stress. In aromatherapy, bergamot is known to promote a relaxed state of well being. It has also been known to promote weight loss thanks to the citrus extract, which promotes the break down of food into the natural metabolic process. As opposed to the heart-racing effects of espresso, Earl Grey tea enables the human body to relax while providing a clarity of focus. To discover additional benefits of Earl Grey tea, take a look at Med-Health.net.
Our Earl Grey Tea
Now, if you’re ready to try Earl Grey tea for yourself, try our French Earl Grey tea. It’s a twist on the traditional with not only bergamot but also hibiscus flower, sunflower, rose petals, mallow flowers, and vanilla. It will not only calm your mood and soothe your soul, but also promote healthy digestion.