Here at T Ching, we are proud to begin featuring these delightful and informative videos by Diane Walden of Cal Teas. We decided to start from the beginning, with this introduction to that classic favorite: Earl Grey.

( Did I say ‘Spock’s favorite tea?’ Sorry, Captain Picard! )

Brew Earl Grey black tea for 3-4 minutes, depending on your strength preference in water at 195F.

Earl Grey is a distinct tea because it has essential oil of bergamot added. Earl Grey is best known as a black tea, but there are other types of tea that can also be termed Earl Grey when that bergamot addition is made, such as white and green teas.

Star Trek’s Captain Picard became known for his love of Earl Grey tea and it is a true classic in the world of tea blends. I show in the video what that oil of bergamot is about, where it’s from, and more.

Earl Grey tea can be taken with or without milk and sweetener, and I personally enjoy it iced in the hot months.

Earl Grey tea lattes are also known as London Fog lattes, to be found in the chain or local coffee house. We make our Earl Grey tea lattes with a little brown sugar or a few pumps of a good vanilla syrup made with cane sugar. Earl Grey lattes can be hot or iced as well and, if hot, can be sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, or even a little bit of whipped cream.

You can always learn more about this tea or tea in general by visiting our website.