Pantenger Lavender Earl Grey loose leaf is a blend of organic black tea leaves, the most delicate organic bergamot oil from Calabria, and lavender blossoms.
Pantenger black tea leaves are organically grown and only the best leaves are picked before being carefully processed to preserve their characteristic aroma of citrus, dried fruit and wood. The liquor is deep translucent copper in color, and the blend with bergamot oil enhances the aroma and makes a perfect afternoon tea. The lavender blossoms add color to the leaves and a refreshing and floral aftertaste.
INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC BLACK TEA, ORGANIC BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVENDER BLOSSOMS.
The bergamot is a citrus fruit that grows in the Mediterranean. The ones from Calabria Italy are considered the finest. The oil is obtained by cold pressing the bergamot peel using traditional presses very similar to the ones used to obtain olive oil. The aroma lies somewhere between the scent of an orange and a lime.
The organic tea leaves are from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Rukieri (Rwanda). The Ceylon tea leaves are hand picked and have a characteristic aroma of dried fruit. The tea leaves from Rukieri are machine harvested and have a woody and malty flavor.
A great cup of tea requires three elements: great tea, water and a tea master (you).
The right amount of tea is 1 teaspoon (2 to 3 grams) / 6 Fl. Oz. of water (200°F – 212°F).
Brew for 2 to 3 minutes.