Earls Gone Wild
Earls Gone Wild
The Mantra: Anything forbidden is always the most satisfying.
The Experience: Bitter, sweet, spicy.
Earl Gray was not as prim and proper as you might think. In fact, there's a lot we don't know about behind those closed doors. Earlship, like other status of power, comes with it's fair share of scandal, and this is the blend he didn't want anyone to know about.
Combining Tea with ground Coffee seems scandalous and almost taboo, but we're not afraid of a little controversy.
So dirty latte lovers, rejoice! It's about time to make this well-kept secret some time in the spotlight.
For these two to play nice, we found that 1 tablespoon for every 1 cup (or 8 fluid ounces) of boiled, filtered water does the trick. Use boiling water around 208°F / 98°C. Depending on your strength preference, steep between 3 to 5 minutes.
Strain and serve hot, iced, sweetened, or un-sweetened. As this is a very difficult blend to steep with consistent accuracy, we highly recommend the use of milk, dehydrated milk, or condensed milk. The result of brewing this blend should be a strong, bitter, highly-caffeinated drink.
Please avoid this if you have any sensitivity to caffeine.
This miracle of two caffeinated drinks coming together couldn't have been done by ourselves. We've partnered up with IndoJoe, an LA-based and family-owned coffee company that produces some of the best coffee we've ever tasted. Be sure to check them out!
Whenever possible, we'd like to show our appreciation to the farmers who grow, pick, and process the Tea for our blends. For Lion's Crest, we'd especially like to thank the following growers, and showcase some basic information about where the Tea comes from:
Growers: Putharjhora Estate & Banaspaty Estate
Origins: Van Chan, Vietnam | Dooars, Assam, India