How to Make Earl Grey Tea


How to Make Earl Grey

You lift a delicate tea cup to your lips and watch the steam rise.

I have long been a fan of tea. While you may see more coffee recipes on this site, my first true love is tea.

That is probably why I created tea blends like Rosy Black Tea and Jack Frost Tea and wrote a book all about tea instead.

Pure and simple is how I like it, with maybe a touch of honey or stevia. I don’t even add milk, even if it is very unBritish of me for, as a women of English, Irish, and Scotish decent…

Occasionally tea will slip into a “fancy” drink like my Raspberry Hot Cocoa but not often as of yet. This spring there are a few recipes that might will change that. So stay tuned! 

I grew up an herbal tea drinker aside from a glass or two of iced black tea at my Grandma Stanley’s house each summer. Peppermint and chamomile were the only “teas” for me!

That all changed when I moved to Mexico and my dear British Candian friend introduced me to “Lady Grey Tea”. At that moment, the world of teas was transformed for me and I became an Earl and Lady Grey tea connoisseur.

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There is hardly a day I don’t drink it. Since then Earl Grey has even shown up in my sorbet.

I wouldn’t be Katie Mae if I didn’t create tea blends. So I decided it was high time I started making my own Earl Gery because why not…? 🙂

Learning how to make Earl Grey tea is very simple, you need just two ingredients, black tea (organic is preferred) and high-quality Bergamot essential oil.

How to Make Earl Grey Tea

1 cup black tea
20 drops Bergamot Essential Oil 

Pour the tea into a pint sized glass jar. Add the Bergamot essential oil. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously.

Allow to rest for a day or two to before making your first cup of tea.

Steep one teaspoon of tea in water just off a boil for 3-5 minutes.

What is your favourite type of tea?




About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


  1. I will absolutely have to try this! I love earl grey more then any other tea! Thank you so much for sharing.

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