Distinctive yet comforting, exotic yet reassuringly familiar, our Royal Earl Grey is the finest example of our award-winning Earl Grey tea. It’s a truly majestic blend that makes for a full-flavoured yet delightfully refreshing cuppa.
For tea lovers who appreciate the finer things in life, our pyramid teabags bring connoisseur and convenience together. Enjoy the refined flavours of luxury loose leaf tea in one handy teabag. Just like brewing in a pot, the pyramid bags allow tea leaves to circulate and infuse properly. Watch as the colours and flavours of the superior ingredients are released into your cup. It's the quickest way to brew your favourite fine tea, giving you whole leaf quality in moments. What’s more, the teabags are made from corn starch, so they’re biodegradable, plastic-free and better for the environment.
Our Tea Masters use the same blend you’ll find in our loose leaf Earl Grey. Assam is selected for its malty, biscuity notes. We use a high proportion of second-flush leaves (picked at the peak of the growing season) for a superior flavour. This is complemented by Ceylon leaves from some of the Sri Lanka’s best tea gardens, which add a brisk, refreshing liveliness to the blend. We then finish it with our fragrant and citrusy bergamot flavouring, which is exclusive to Ahmad Tea. This creates a beautiful balance of flavours, giving a rich, deep-amber infusion perfumed with exotic bergamot. It’s a tea that soothes and uplifts with every sip.
Earl Grey tea was named in honour of 19th Century British Prime Minister, Charles Grey. It’s believed he received a gift of tea from China that was flavoured with bergamot oil. Grey asked British tea merchants to recreate it and it's been a firm favourite around the world ever since. We think our Royal Earl Grey is a superb example – as did the Great Taste Award judges. They praised the tea for its balance and singled it out as ‘a sound example of a strong Earl Grey’.
You’ll find 15 loose leaf pyramid bags in this beautiful box, each one string-tagged for easy brewing in a cup or pot. Balanced and full of character, our Royal Earl Grey is perfect any time of the day, as a palate-cleansing pick-me-up with lemon, or an invigorating brew to start the day.
Origin*: Assam, Ceylon*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster