Organic Earl Grey Green Tea

Classic earl grey flavor with a lighter body from a smooth green tea base

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Earl Grey Green Tea
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Organic Earl Grey Green Tea

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This delightful organic green tea adaptation of the classic English favorite will have you coming back for more! Our organic, Fair Trade Certified Earl Grey Green Tea combines full-flavored organic tea with the tangy oil of bergamot. Indigenous to Asia, bergamot is a citrus fruit that now hails from Italy where the botanical was transplanted generations ago. The vivid yellow infusion of this variety differs from our Earl Grey Black Tea by delivering the characteristic Earl Grey flavor with lighter, smoother body and less astringency. Like all of our tea blends, our Earl Grey Green Tea uses only the highest quality teas, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!

Ingredients: organic Indian green tea and natural bergamot flavor

What are Flavored Teas?

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Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "Just as yummy with green tea as it is with black! "

  • Jeremy

    "I think of this one as a "super-citrusy" green tea!"

  • Aubrey

    "This is a great option for Earl Grey lovers who are looking for something new to try."

Health Benefits

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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.

Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.

For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Earl Grey Tea: Fact and Fiction

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Traditional Earl Grey is a blend of black tea flavored with the essence of Bergamot rind, though the name may also be used to refer to any tea—black or otherwise—that uses bergamot as a flavoring. Bergamots are small tart oranges native to southern Vietnam that are a cross between the sweet lemon, <i, and the sour orange, C. aurantium. The essential oils from their rinds are what give Earl Grey its characteristic flavor. This famous tea is named for an English prime minister, Lord Charles Grey the second, from the 1830s who first popularized its consumption. There is a popular legend that the Earl received the tea as a gift from a grateful Mandarin after one of his men saved the Mandarin (or his son, depending on which version of the story you hear) from drowning. Charming though it is, the story has no basis in fact, because the Earl never traveled to China during his life. Beyond that, no records indicate that the Bergamot was even cultivated in China at that time, so this tea would have been a very unusual gift! Nevertheless, the current Earl Grey, Lord Charles Grey the sixth, maintains that at the very least his ancestor was given the tea as a gift from a Chinese envoy.

For even more information about this and other traditions, visit our Tea Traditions page!

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  • 5
    Earl Grey Green Tea

    Posted by Linda Bader on 20th Jun 2017

    I had to give up black tea due to digestive issues...this tea is SO delicious I don't miss it at all!

  • 5
    A better Earl Grey

    Posted by Alisa on 30th Dec 2016

    It is customary to drink tea after every meal where I come from, so I was devastated to find out that it wasn't the case in the U.S. My husband, who would only drink soda and milk, refused to share this must-have, daily routine with me. Until I made him some cold tea from Arbor Teas..! I've always loved the traditional Earl Grey and I was excited to find it in the green tea version. The flavor is strong but not overwhelmingly so. I enjoy it both in mornings and evenings and my husband takes a quart of tea with him to work. Arbor Teas teas are a game-changer.

  • 5
    It can be your favorite!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Nov 2016

    When I had the first cup, I really thought" it's too Earl Grey", I feel overwhelmed by the flavor. Then I think about I had a cup of London Fog before, Earl Grey tea was lacking in flavor because the cream and foam on top covered the tea flavor... So I use the tea to make a London Fog for my second cup... It PERFECT! It's like the perfect tea for it! I got to taste everything! It's so AWSOME! Never think you don't like something, it can become your favorite if you know how to present it differently!

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by Kara on 24th May 2016

    This tea tastes like an earl gray infused with sunshine--clear, citrusy and bright. I would order it again. An interesting change from earl gray black tea.

  • 5
    My new morning brew.

    Posted by Linda on 14th Jan 2016

    I am an Earl Grey maniac. It's my drug. I also have a congenital heart condition and am super sensitive to caffeine, I rarely drink tea that's not decaaffeinated. Until now. This tea is the best Earl Grey I have ever tasted. It is exquisitely flavored and fragrant. This website tells you to use a level teaspoon of tea per 8 oz cup. If you do this, I don't believe you will find it overpowering. Also, with green tea, you should steep in water that has just begun to bubble, not a full boil. Or let it cool slightly after boiling. I found this tea to be extremely smooth, not in the least overpowering. It's full of flavor yet delicate, and I'm not experiencing any palpitations from the caffeine. I'm just thrilled with it.

  • 5
    nice surprise!

    Posted by Deborah on 7th Jan 2015

    On a freezing, grey morning, I needed something to pick me up. Opened my sample packet of Earl Grey Green & brewed my first cup: delightful! I tend to like green teas that have more flavor/fragrance & this does that very well. The bergamot flavoring is just right.

  • 4
    A bit much.

    Posted by Kyle on 16th Dec 2012

    I must begin by sharing the fact I am not a green tea drinker. This tea seems to have a considerable amount of tannins when steeped for a long time and the level of begamot oil is high. Now that may sound like negatives but its not. This tea turned out to be amazing! I don't know why I love it so perhaps because I can mix it with my Wi-Yu and have a roasted earl grey oolong but I can say this was a surprise treat. I had ordered an English Breakfast Tea sampler and this was in it and boy was I glad it was. This is a great tea to blend with any tea if your in the mood for a subtle hint of earl gray.

  • 5
    Awesome

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2012

    Natural, strong aroma and great color. Love it!

  • 4
    Good Tea

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Jun 2010

    For my taste the level of bergamot is just perfect! The only reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 is that the price was really great when it was on sale. Would be great if there were more sales specials here even if occasionally.

  • 3
    Earl Grey green

    Posted by Cheryl Rice on 21st Apr 2009

    I love EG green but found this to be a bit too strong for my liking (too bergamotty??). Anyway I mixed it with black leaves and now it is my FAVORITE. I just ordered more and am going to try mixing with other green teas.

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