What is Earl Grey ?
1. Gut Health Support
Earl Grey is usually (but not exclusively) enjoyed as a black tea, which means that it’s oxidized, and helps play an important role in supporting the balance of healthy gut bacteria.
The molecules in black tea are larger and thus hang around in your gut longer than many prebiotics. Here’s a fun fact: the guts of black tea drinkers have been found to contain higher levels of the Pseudobutrivibrio bacteria which is thought to help support a healthy metabolism.
2. Antioxidant Power of Bergamot
Another great reason for drinking Earl Grey tea is that unlike most black teas, it has antioxidants from the addition of bergamot oil. Antioxidant content (catechins) is the main reason that green teas have received so much more positive press than black teas over the years.
Antioxidants help to scavenge free radicals in your body, which also helps to support your immune system . With Earl Grey you might just be getting the best of both- the antioxidants powers of bergamot and the prebiotic benefits of black tea. That’s a win-win combination!
3. Support Autophagy
Perhaps one of the cooler new discoveries about citrus bergamot is that it can support the autophagy process. Science is still learning exactly how autophagy works, but the current understanding is that it’s how your cells recycle and clean themselves in order to keep your body functioning optimally.
The natural citrus bergamot found in high-quality Earl Grey tea contains D-Limonene, a substance which has been linked to supporting autophagy. 
4. Tea as a Mood Booster
L-theanine is a unique amino acid found only in tea. This compound has been linked to supporting a calm and focused mind , making it the perfect antidote to that early afternoon dip in concentration. So you get the caffeine boost along with a calming effect.
How to prepare Earl Grey ?
HOW TO BREW EARL GREY PROPERLY
STEP 1: Boil cold water.
Use an electric tea kettle with a temperature setting if possible. Just under the boiling point is perfect at 206°F.
STEP 2: Warm up the teapot.
Pour freshly boiled water into a teapot and swish it around. Then discard the water.
Warming up the teapot allows the tea to unfurl, relax, and deliver the maximum flavor. It also helps to keep the tea warm without dropping the temperature.
STEP 3: Put the tea into a teapot and add hot water.
Twinings’ top tip is to “never pour boiling water over a tea bag or loose tea.” They say “this is because the boiling water will burn the tea, it scalds it and therefore, the tea doesn’t release all of its maximum flavors.”
STEP 4: Cover teapot and steep for 3-5 minutes.
Black tea is best steeped between 3 and 5 minutes. I like to steep Earl Grey for 4 minutes.
If you like a stronger cup of Earl Grey, brew more tea instead of steeping longer. Longer brewing can make your tea bitter.
STEP 5: Strain tea leaves and pour the tea into a teacup.
Pour strained tea into a teacup and then if desired, add milk, sugar, or lemon.
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