Let the cup warm between your hands and close your eyes, taking a moment from your day to breathe in the extraordinary fragrance of the aromatic bergamot. It’s the small pleasures we often take for granted, though they bring much joy with each appreciation.
In the South of Italy, the cultivation of the bergamot orange is a regional specialty. The fruit is less sour than lemon and more bitter than grapefruit, and the aromatic oils are extracted from the skin of the citrus. The essential oil is blended with orthodox Ceylon tea and the leaves are processed the traditional way of rolling and pressing, which produces a higher quality leaf. The mild tea base ensures the rich flavour of citrus is assertive on the palate and is excellent as an iced tea. European blue cornflowers adorn this blend to look as pretty as it tastes.
Brewing Altitude Grey
Without milk – 1 teaspoon per cup at 96 degrees Celsius for three minutes and 30 seconds
With milk – 1 teaspoon per cup at 96 degrees Celsius for five minutes
Cold Brewed Ice Tea – 250 ml cold water with 1 tablespoon tea, brew overnight