Our latest addition & the replacement for Lung Ching (Dragon Well tea) Kombucha, is the Lady Grey Bärbucha. A very catchy name for a tea, a tea that is delicious on its own, but even more delicious as a Kombucha.
So let's start with the origin of the tea. It seams that almost everyone has heard of Earl Grey tea. It's probably one of the best known flavored teas - one made by mixing black tea with Bergamot essential oil. Earl Grey was created in England in the 1830s. Lady Grey on the other hand is quite a recent creation & according to the article by The Telegraph (1*) was only created in the 1990s by Twinnings Tea Company in effort to find a lighter version of the original Earl Grey. A version that would appeal to the Nordic market.
So this creation was made by using green tea & a smaller amount of Bergamot oil, than in the Earl Grey. With time few other variations were created.
The version that we are using to make our Kombucha, besides the Bergamot oil, has also Calendula flowers mixed in. That's a double treat as all three ingredients contain health promoting properties. All 3 ingredients are also certified Organic (BIO). So let's look at them - first comes the green tea. Dr. Jockers has made a beautiful pictorial about some of the benefits (2*)
Next is the Bergamot essential oil. Bergamot is a very fragrant citrus - an orange to be exact. Here's some more information about the benefits of this oil collected & put together by a blog called Africa Imports (3*)
And finally - Calendula. Info about those beautiful flowers comes from Dr. Axe (4*)
That makes a quite an impressive package. A very tasty one, especially after being transformed into our Kombucha.
For us it was a love from the first try. But it wasn't only for us. Our customers loved it too & soon we moved it from our special into one of our Premium Line Kombucha.
It is light, it is tasty & we enjoy drinking it.
Here's the steeping shot from the production process or Lady Grey Bärbucha Kombucha.
Here it is at the bottling stage, before we write the name on the bottles & before the black caps go on. The carbonation visible in all the bottles is totally natural, as we don't add any artificial CO2 into any of our Booches.
Our cultures also love this tea, as seen below:
And finally, when it's all done - it's party time!
The Lady in Grey enjoying the Lady Grey Bärbucha Kombucha!
Ingredients: Filtered & Revitalized Water, Live Kombucha Cultures, BIO Unrefined Brown Sugar, Lady Grey Tea
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