For those who love tradition, my Classic Grey De Luxe is the perfect Earl Grey blend with a delicate twist.
I spent many years travelling and experiencing what life has to offer; from the hamlets of Norway to the secrets of New York streets to salsa-dancing through Cuba. Wherever I went in the world, Earl Grey remained my most favourite tea. It was comforting and familiar in the midst of bustling unknown streets along my extensive travels.
My Earl Grey is a luxurious mixture of smooth Ceylon and Assam leaf teas, a pinch of Australian lemon myrtle from Northern NSW, and a sprinkling of lavender flowers that will delight the senses. Delicate and perfumed, this pretty blend tastes of gentle times spent with dear friends.
My favourite Ceylon teas, personally selected based on the favourite seasonal flavours from the high-grown mountains and the lower grown estates give a malty body. A pinch of bergamot and Australian Lemon Myrtle add citrus tones and a sprinkling of lavender gives it something extra special.
I first discovered Australian lemon myrtle after joining the Prom Country Bush Foods Association, a group of passionate part-time growers, talking about how to bring native flavours to the wider Australian community, who knew little of them. It was here that I was introduced to the wonderful, emerging world of native Australian flavours including sweet and zesty mountain pepper, exotic and rich quandong, fresh and fragrant round-leaf mint, and my favourite, refreshing and aromatic lemon myrtle.
Let me share my secrets to the perfect cup of tea… Place a pyramid in your favourite cup. Pour in freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 minutes and inhale the aromas as you slow down and anticipate that first satisfying sip.
Ceylon tea from Greenfiled and Cecilyan estates, Assam leaf tea, bergamot flavour, Australian lemon myrtle, lavender