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.
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?
Please please please stop using that essential oil. It is not intended to be injected, and it clearly states that in the legal Disclaimer. Young living has a bergamot oil that is significantly more expensive but it’s safe to consume. I wonder if the fact that this author is an amazon associate and earns money from the purchase of the oil has anything to do with this.
Katie Mae Stanley
Ellen, I am actually a part of Young Living and do use their oils. At the time of writing this article, I was not. I have plans to switch most of my links for essential oils to my Young Living link. Either way, I might earn some income. Young Living makes the same disclaimer about their oils, and I’m sure as you know the only difference between their regular oils and their Vitality oils is the label. If you look at all three of the ingredient labels, they all only contain Bergamot essential oil. YL’s have their seed-to-seal guarantee. PT’s is certified organic. While I really do think YL oils are amazing, I do not think that they have the corner on the essential oil market. I personally am comfortable with the quality of Plant Therapy’s oils. Robert Tisserand a highly respected aromatherapist has consulted with the company since its inception. I love both companies for various reasons. I hope that helps you understand where I am coming from.
I will absolutely have to try this! I love earl grey more then any other tea! Thank you so much for sharing.
Katie Mae Stanley