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Vintage Earl Grey

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 4 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 4 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 4 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

Make a "London Fog" without a milk steamer:
1) Use 1.5 teaspoons of Cream Earl Grey and steep for 5 minutes.
2) While the tea is steeping take heavy cream, add in some vanilla extract, sugar, and a touch of boiling water. Shake the cream vigorously (to simulate the steaming process)
3). When the tea is ready, pour the cream mixture in. You even get a nice layer of froth on top!

Price: $2.75

Amount
1oz$2.75
2oz$5.50
4oz(20% off)$8.80
8oz(35% off)$14.30
16oz(45% off)$24.20
4oz Tin w/ Label$12.30
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A sophisticated twist to an undeniably sophisticated black tea. Vintage Earl Grey adds the subtleties of rose and lavender to the familiar well-loved tradition of Italian orange bergamot for a smashing afternoon delight. Enjoyed with an intimate circle of friends or in your own personal retreat time, this soothing and lively combination will stir memories of pleasant times well spent.

Ingredients:

Black tea, Rose petals, Lavender, Rosemary, Bergamot and rose oil,

Origin:

Sri Lanka

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Reviews:

4/6/2015
5 Stars

Most Earl Grey style teas turn my stomach but not this one. Very pleased 10/10 would repurchase.

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1/19/2017
5 Stars

This earl grey is by far my favorite - I even make the effort to have it shipped to me. It smells like spring time, very floral, and the aftertaste is floral with hints of black tea. No earl grey even comes close to this good for me. Perfection.

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7/13/2012
4 Stars

This does seem very sophisticated. Very ladies-who-don’t-need-jobs-and-who-do-charity-works-instead. And that isn’t a bad thing. It is a very delicate, high class tea. It reminds me of my grandmother. Totally not like me at all. I’m not a delicate lady. :) The rose is very present, as is the lavender. The bergamot is underneath, but not as strong as the florals, by far. The tea base is somewhat overshadowed by the florals but again, I don’t consider that especially bad.

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8/14/2012
4 Stars

The tea is quite good. I was in a rush when I made the purchase and I had assumed "vintage" meant a classic Earl Grey, with nothing else. Turns out I was wrong. While this tea wasn't what I had actually intended to purchase, it is quite good. The floral aroma and flavor overtakes the bergamot, such that you might not even know it was there if you just had a cup and didn't know it was Earl Grey. If you like floral aroma in your tea, you will like this for sure.

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