How do you make Earl Grey tea ?
The ingredient which turns tea leaves into an Earl Grey tea blend is the addition of bergamot orange oil. Bergamot is a type of citrus fruit which comes from the Calabria region in Italy. Earl grey tea is made with milder blends of black tea leaves. Most People enjoy the flavor of Earl Grey without milk or sugar as it doesn’t have the bitterness of most black teas. If you like to take the tea with milk, we would go for a creamy nut or plant milk, and first pour the milk into a warmed teacup before pouring in the tea, so that the milk can be warmed up!
Caffeine and Earl Grey tea ?
Also remember Earl Grey Tea contains caffeine so it’s best enjoyed as a late morning or early afternoon. Earl Grey contains around 30-40 mg of caffeine, which is less caffeine than most breakfast blends, as the average cup of coffee comes in 95-150 mg of caffeine.
3 Health Benefits of Earl Grey Tea
1. Gut Health Support
Earl Grey is is a black tea, which means that it’s oxidized, so helps play an important role in supporting the balance of healthy gut bacteria.
Earl Grey tea unlike most black teas, it has antioxidants from the addition of bergamot oil. Antioxidants can help to scavenge free radicals in your body, so it can help support your immune system.
3. Earl Grey Tea helps to booster you mood
We know that L-theanine is a unique amino acid found only in tea, and it is seems this is linked to supporting a calm and focused mind! therfore you get the caffeine boost along with a calming effect .