This is our alternative take on an Earl Grey using lemon oil to scent the tea instead of bergamot. Like our Earl Grey, the oil for this tea is produced by essential oil pioneer Gianfranco Todisco who selects the finest Sicilian lemons, grown naturally without chemicals, and presses them for our Lemon Pekoe. Then right here in London we blend teas from small farms in Darjeeling and Kerala to complement his fragrant oil.
Bright and sweet with a taste strongly reminiscent of lemon sherbet, this tea makes an ideal substitute for anyone who usually drinks Earl Grey or other citrus based blends. It is best brewed with water just off the boil and a teaspoon of tea per cup, and it can be taken with or without milk.
Darjeeling 2nd Flush EX20 Mineral Spring Tea Farm , Darjeeling, India
Family Tea Sahyadri Co-operative, Peermade, Kerala, India
Essential Oil of Lemon, Sicily, prod. Gianfranco Todisco, 2018
SIZE OF FARMS
2 acres (average)
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Blend of Camellia Sinensis Sinensis and Camellia Sinensis Assamica
95-100°C, 3-4g per cup, with or without milk. 2 infusions.