Among all types and varieties of flavored black tea, the most popular in the world is black tea with bergamot - the famous Earl Grey. For a long time, this kind of tea has been a classic drink for the Europeans and especially for the British people. This kind of tea is strongly associated with England because, the UK inhabitants are champions in drinking this variety of tea.
The tea experts are constantly in dispute about what the correct Earl Gray tea is. One say that its ingredients should have only Chinese black tea, another say that, according to the original recipe, Darjeeling and Lapsang Souchong (smoked tea) should be added in it. But in realty Earl Grea tea is any blend of black tea which is flavored with oil or zest of bergamot. To prepare this blend, Chinese, Indian and Ceylon kinds of tea can be used.
By the degree of aroma, Earl Grey tea can be "original" or "double (Double Earl Grey). Double Earl Grey - is the tea for amateurs, as the fragrance of bergamot in it is stronger than the flavor of the black tea. Among all the essential oil that are derived from citrus family plants, bergamot oil is the most flavorful and useful for health. Because of this oil, Earl Grey tea has a wonderful tonic effect.
Bergamot essential oil stimulates the work of the brain, improves concentration and increases immunity. At the same time, good Earl Grey tea is not only tonebut also relaxes, removing tension and tiredness, which is especially important in the afternoon. It improves the work of the heart and give beneficial effect for the whole body, helping to clean the skin, pores, and even remove age spots.
Bergamot tea is also unique in that it perfectly elate. Bergamot oil contains substances, stimulating the production of endorphins, hormones, or joy. So when you drink Earl Grey tea, you do not just enjoy its taste and aroma of this wonderful tea, but also have optimism for the whole day. This kind of tea relaxes, but at the same time, gives power.