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Ronnefeldt Rooibos Earl GreyRonnefeldt Rooibos Earl Grey
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Ronnefeldt Rooibos Earl Grey
High grown Rooibos with the citrus lift of bergamot Sold in 100g bags
£4.20
Ronnefeldt Sencha Earl GreyRonnefeldt Sencha Earl Grey
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Ronnefeldt Sencha Earl Grey
A lovely combination of sencha and earl grey to tantalise the taste buds Sold in 100g bags. 
£4.20
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Ronnefeldt Tippy Golden Earl GreyRonnefeldt Tippy Golden Earl Grey
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Ronnefeldt Tippy Golden Earl Grey
A fragrant black tea flavoured with bergamot. Sold in 100g bags.
£5.30
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Ronnefeldt Princess GreyRonnefeldt Princess Grey
Ronnefeldt Princess Grey
A blend of Darjeeling and Keemun with sparkling fresh bergamot.  A gentle earl grey - fresh with a hint of citrus. Sold in 100g bags.  
£4.50
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Ronnefeldt Special Earl GreyRonnefeldt Special Earl Grey
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Ronnefeldt Special Earl Grey
Intense flavour and full of body a truly special Earl Grey. Sold in 100g bags.
£4.40
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Ronnefeldt Duke of Grey OrganicRonnefeldt Duke of Grey Organic
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Ronnefeldt Duke of Grey Organic
An Earl Grey with great flavour. Sold in 100g bags.
£7.50
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Earl Grey Organic
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Earl Grey Organic
A first class Earl Grey tea scented with natural bergamot oil Sold in 100g bags.
£7.40
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Imperial Earl Grey
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Imperial Earl Grey
A well balanced Earl Grey. A very refreshing drink with a frgarant citrus twist. Sold in 100g bags.
£3.80
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Ronnefeldt White Collection Earl GreyRonnefeldt White Collection Earl Grey
Ronnefeldt White Collection Earl Grey
A beautifully flavoured and full-bodied Earl Grey loose leaf tea Foil packed and sold in a beautiful White Collection tea caddy tin.
£9.80
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Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Earl GreyRonnefeldt Joy of Tea Earl Grey
Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Earl Grey
A Indian black tea flavoured with bergamot, all held within an innovative designed teabag.  Sold in a pack which contains 15 servings of 2.3g each.
£6.95

Ronnefeldt Teavelope® Earl GreyRonnefeldt Teavelope® Earl Grey
Ronnefeldt Teavelope® Earl Grey
Flavoured black tea with bergamot. Light and fragrant - satisfying and refreshing. One of our customers favourite teavelopes. Sold in a box of 25 servings. Each tea bag holds 1.5g of tea.  
£4.30
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Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Precious Earl GreyRonnefeldt Tea Couture Precious Earl Grey
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Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Precious Earl Grey
A fine flavoured black Indian tea harmoniously blended with the flavour of bergamot. 100g sold in a decorative tea caddy tin.  
£9.40
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A Guide To Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey loose leaf tea is a well-known and refreshing black tea, blended with oil from the rind of the bergamot orange. It is highly aromatic and the perfect accompaniment with afternoon tea. Traditionally made with Chinese black tea, Earl Grey is also now produced using teas from other parts of the world.

Our Darjeeling Earl Grey is blended using an autumnal Darjeeling tea from the foothills of the Himalayas, while our Organic Duke of Grey is based on Assam leaves with their malty and stronger background. If you're on the go, the Ronnefeldt Teavelope Earl Grey or the more recently introduced Joy of Tea Earl Grey provide all the flavour of a top-quality Earl Grey, in a convenient tea bag.


History of Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey is probably the most popular and well-known flavoured tea blend in the world. Several stories, all of which relate to Earl Grey who was British prime minister from 1830 to 1834, have developed over the years to explain the origin of this famous tea.

One myth tells how a British diplomat, while on a mission to China during Earl Grey’s premiership, saved the life of a mandarin and was given the recipe to take home to the prime minister as a symbol of gratitude.

Another version of the story tells that is was Earl Grey himself who saved the Chinese nobleman. Yet another tale tells the tea was a gift presented to Earl Grey at the end of successful diplomatic visit to China.

Whichever story might be true, as far as we believe, despite the Chinese have flavoured their tea with many different extra ingredients over time, bergamot is never mentioned as one of them as it was unknown in China at the time.

If you are ever travelling in Northumberland you may want to visit the home of Earl Grey – Howick Hall – and find out more. 


Variations of Earl Grey Tea

Aside from the classic Earl Grey, these days we find many variations of the Original blend not always based on black tea but also green tea and Rooibos. We at Cup of Tea have a very good selection of all:

  • Darjeeling Earl Grey: This is a delicately flowery autumnal Darjeeling tea beautifully blended with precious bergamot scent. Ronnefeldt Darjeeling Earl Grey is the most popular choice amongst all Earl Grey teas.
  • Sencha Earl Grey: Fresh green Sencha tea blended with traditional bergamot flavour. Try our Ronnefeldt Sencha Earl Grey – it’s a must for every Earl Grey lover who wants to explore the green tea path
  • Rooibos Earl Grey: This variation uses the South African herbal tea instead of the traditional black tea for blendin. If you like Earl Grey but prefer to avoid caffeine this is for you, why not try our Ronnefeldt Rooibos Earl Grey

HOW TO BREW Earl Grey Tea

Whether you want to use the loose leaves or try a tea bag infusion, the standard process is the same.

The standard process is as follows:

  1. Boil some freshly poured cold water
  2. Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer
  3. Pour the hot water over the leaves
  4. Steep the tea for the appropriate amount of time
  5. Strain the tea
  6. Add a dash of milk to taste, sweeten if required
  7. Sit back and enjoy!

 

Brewing Table

   Ranging from 1 levelled teaspoon to 1 heaped teaspoon 

   2 – 5 minutes for traditional tea blend, 5 to 8 minutes for infusions like Rooibos

   A range of colours including: Brown, Light Brown, Red Brown, Golden Brown, Yellow/Green, Red Brown & Red Golden

NOTE: Please make sure to read the individual brewing instructions on each package of tea.

Our top recommendations are:

  1. Ronnefeldt Tippy Golden Earl Grey – A delicately flowery Darjeeling tea beautifully blended with precious bergamot flavouring.
  2. Imperial Earl Grey - One of the most popular flavoured teas- best known for it's distinctive taste derived from the addition of bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit.
  3. Ronnefeldt Special Earl Grey - Fresh bergamot flavour in a seductive blend of precious teas from India with a full-bodied and intensive flavour.