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Earl Grey Tea

Earl Grey

How to Make Mead From Earl Grey Tea.

Earl Grey Tea is a blended tea that is flavored with oil of Bergamot. Typically it is made with black teas, such as Chinese keemun, and as such, not intended to be served with Milk. Other teas can be included in the mix depending on the manufacturer’s blend. Lapsang Souchong lends a smoky character. Green teas and oolong are also often blended in. The history of Earl Grey tea is rather shady, as bergamot oil was added to mask low-quality tea and raise the price. This is no longer the case, due to the popularity of the tea thanks in part to Patrick Stewart’s character Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. To find out more about the interesting history of Earl Grey Tea, visit Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Grey_tea

Earl Grey, Hot. Well, not today. This time we are using Earl Grey Tea as a flavoring instead of just a tannin additive. So, how does Earl Grey Tea Mead taste?

Earl Grey Mead


3 lbs (1.36 kg) Mangrove Honey: bevyshoneybees@gmail.com

16 bags Double Bergamot Tea: https://amzn.to/3HRg1Dp

2 grams Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/3Xs3jRg

1 Packet Mangrove Jack MO5: https://amzn.to/3XlaUB5

80 oz (2.36 liters) Water


Back Sweeten with Mangrove Honey to 1.034

Tools We Use:

Little Big Mouth Bubbler: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/little-big-mouth-bubbler

Kitchen Scale: https://amzn.to/3XolpUm

Our Favorite Pitcher: https://amzn.to/3HPxBI4

Star San: https://amzn.to/3IeTLEL

Whisk of Unusually Small Size: https://amzn.to/3XhMY1n

Baster: https://amzn.to/3YI3fhq

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Screw Top Bottles: https://amzn.to/3YZ8RnJ

Our Earl Grey Mead is a YEAR OLD! How did it change?

Aged Tasting of Our Earl Grey Mead

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City Steading Brews Cap: https://city-steading.com/product/citysteading-brews-corduroy-hat/