An Earl Grey blend that was originally developed for a renowned Cliftonville Patisserie scooped a Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards this year.
Debonair Tea Company created the blend, now more widely available in their range as Extreme Earl, for Stuart and Gillian Turner, proprietors of Batchelors Patisserie, when they introduced a new loose leaf tea offering to the bakery.
The distinctive Earl Grey flavour is derived from the oil of Bergamot, a citrus fruit grown predominantly in Southern Italy.
Stuart, himself a tea lover, wanted a very punchy bergamot flavour for their Earl Grey which we achieved with the introduction of a gorgeous organic bergamot oil.
This was Debonair Tea Company’s first year entering the awards and Extreme Earl was their only entry. The judges gave the tea the following feedback:
“An honest, good tea base. The bergamot comes through well and there are clean and distinct flavours here.”
Louisa Latham, Debonair Tea Company co-founder and accredited tea sommelier said:
“We were over the moon to scoop an award in our first year of entering them and it’s even better that the blend’s creation was a real team effort with one of our customers.”
Check out our Extreme Earl for yourself here.
We are pleased to be making our first appearance at the annual Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017 this weekend!
Held in the Dane John Gardens, we will be exhibiting alongside some of the finest food and drink producers Kent has to offer. Held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September, the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival has become a firm favourite in the Kent Food Festival Calendar.
Love tea? Heading to the Kent County Show?! Then keep an eye out for our stand in the Produced in Kent tent at this year’s event, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July at the Detling Showground, near Maidstone.
Open from 8am to 6pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions and activities, the Kent County Show highlights the countryside and rural life and is a great day out for the whole family.
We are tea-lighted to announce the launch of our all-new tea tasting workshops in the centre of Canterbury, Kent!
Join our in-house tea sommelier and founder, Louisa, as she takes you through a short history of tea, tea production, tea blending, brewing equipment and tasting!
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