Oh, hey, Bigelow Earl Grey! You’re so classy and fab – thanks for being deliciously amazing. So much so, it’s no wonder you’re the #1 Earl Grey in the U.S. Rock on, superstar. And to be recognized with an honor like that, there’s gotta be a reason why… or, three to be exact!
This refined, yet bold, black tea is highlighted by bright and fragrant citrus notes – thanks to the finest bergamot oil sourced year after year exclusively from Calabria, Italy. Wait, you may ask, what’s so special about *this* bergamot oil?
The single town of Calabria is where 80% of the world’s citrus bergamot fruit is grown. Since the 1970s, Bigelow Tea has worked with the family farmers in Calabria who supply the best oil of bergamot to create this classic blend. Another third-generation operation, these family bergamot farms are dedicated to expertly growing citrus bergamot fruit without the use of pesticides, using natural, organic methods from orchards that have been in existence for over 80 years. They’re all about the integrity of the flavor – just like the Bigelow family.
A cup of Earl Grey pairs well with a lot of things. Its smooth flavor and bright citrus aroma perfectly complement the strong, earthy flavors in red meat dishes, duck, dark chocolate, goat cheese and citrusy vinaigrettes. Better yet, Earl Grey is a fantastic ingredient for a number of recipes. From indulgent desserts like ice cream and poached pears with custard, to more savory choices like Earl Grey Braised Beef Brisket and Asparagus Salad with Earl Grey Tea Vinaigrette, this flavor won’t disappoint.
Ask anyone. Earl Grey is a must-have kitchen staple. See for yourself:
“My favorite tea of all time! Just the right amount of flavor and mellow enough for all day. Add honey and a dash of half n half and I’m sitting with my grandma again! Ohh the memories!” – Sue M.
“Classic and delish! A great way to start the morning or use as an afternoon pick me up. I’ll have a cup while studying too because it has just the right amount of caffeine.” – Kendall E.
“I absolutely love Bigelow Earl Grey Tea!! This product really does make breakfast time delicious and quick and it’s priced just right. I would highly recommend it and I give it a 5/5.” – Jesse W.
“This tea is so good! It’s strong and bold and very aromatic. I would definitely say that it is the coffee of the tea world. Bigelow sure knows how to make a good cup of Earl Grey. I like mine with sugar and a heavy splash of cream. Try this when you get a chance you’ll like it!” – Laura F.
“This is my all-time favorite tea. My grandmother used to mix Earl Grey (this brand specifically) into her cold brewed iced tea, so I learned to love the taste of black tea at a young age. Every time I enjoy a cup of Earl Grey, it makes me calm and happy, reminding me of yesteryears.” – Shannon B.
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Established in 2005, International Tea Day brings awareness to the tea workers’ contributions to the tea world and their working conditions. It has been observed annually on December 15. However, starting in 2020 it will take place on May 21. But, how exactly should one recognize it? Well, if you’re a business owner I would steer away from using this day as just another marketing opportunity. As someone in the marketing industry, I wanted to offer some other options that businesses, tea related or not, can take into consideration if they would like to honour International Tea Day.