Earl Grey tea is traditionally a black tea that is flavoured with bergamot. Thought to be named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey, and British Prime Minister during the 1830s, Earl Grey tea is reputed to have been created to disguise the flavour of the water at the Earl’s home.
Earl Great is Twist’s take on a classic blend. By combining whole-leaf Ceylon tea with lemon peel, orange blossom, bergamot flavouring and functional herbs, Earl Great will invigorate and energise.
What is black tea?
After water, black tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Black tea is a drink made from the oxidised leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. First discovered in China, tea is now grown in several tropical regions across the world.
What is Ceylon tea?
Ceylon tea is tea cultivated on the island of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. Offering a variety of flavour and colour due to the range of altitudes that it is grown on, Ceylon tea is known for its versatility. Ceylon tea is traditionally used in English breakfast tea blends as it has the strength desired to accompany a full English breakfast.
What are the benefits of black tea?
Aside from being the perfect drink to be consumed in just about any situation you could think of, a simple cup of black tea can also have some amazing health benefits:
- Heart health – animal studies have shown that an antioxidant present in black tea called theaflavin can help reduce cholesterol, thereby supporting your heart health.
- Blood sugar – theaflavin also helps to lower blood sugar levels, good news for those at risk of diabetes.
- Gut health – black tea has antimicrobial properties that can help improve your gut health, thereby strengthening your immune system.
- Anti-cancer properties – the polyphenols contained in black tea are thought to reduce the risk of developing cancer as they can have an inhibiting effect on cancerous cells.
- Energy boosting – black tea also contains an amino acid called L-theanine. L-theanine has been proven to help focus as it facilitates alpha activity within the brain. It is one of the main reasons as to why it is often reported that tea gives a more stable boost of energy in comparison to coffee.
Are there any side effects of black tea?
Black tea naturally contains the stimulant caffeine. Excessive consumption (more than 4-5 cups per day) may result in symptoms including jitteriness, headache, difficulty in sleeping or an irregular heartbeat. If you think you may be sensitive to caffeine, or if you are pregnant, we recommend that you consult your healthcare professional about the quantity of black tea you should consume.
What is Siberian Ginseng?
Siberian ginseng is an extract from the root of the Eleutherococcus senticosus plant, a small shrub native to North-eastern Asia. Sometimes referred to as Eleuthero, Siberian ginseng is often used as a dietary supplement aimed at supporting the immune system, enhancing mental performance, and increasing energy levels.
What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Gingko Biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is a very old species of tree native to China. Used in traditional Chinese medicine, ginkgo extract, from the leaves of the trees, contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Gotu Kola?
Gotu Kola is a herb native to Asia that is used for cooking and traditional medicine. Thought to enhance cognitive function, Gotu Kola is also believed to boost energy.
What does Earl Great taste like?
Earl Great is a light, refreshing brew, the perfect tea to provide an afternoon energy boost. With lemon peel and orange blossom added, there is an extra citrussy zing to this classic blend.
Blends with Benefits
Every Twist Tea blend is created from the finest, ethically sourced whole-leaf ingredients. Our plastic free Earl Great tea bags are hand blended in the UK and hand packed in plastic free packaging. What sets us apart from the competition are the functional herbs, botanicals and spices added to many of our blends reputed to offer health and wellbeing benefits.
Infuse in boiling water for 3-5 minutes depending on desired strength. Serve with or without milk.
Sri Lankan Black Tea (72%), Siberian Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, Gotu Kola, Lemon Peel, Orange Blossom, Natural Bergamot Flavouring.
No added sugar, gluten free, soya free, vegetarian, wheat free, dairy free.
Packed in an environment that contains nuts.
If you love Earl Great, you will also want to try Classic Earl for Twist Teas’ take on this classic blend.
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