The world’s favourite tea gets a floral makeover with Tielka's Earl Royale pyramid infusers: fresh yet familiar, brisk yet blossomy. At the heart of Earl Royale are the malt-tinted leaves of Dianhong black tea, picked in one of China’s most famous tea producing regions. These leaves are filled with antioxidants, aid in the digestive process, and help protect your teeth with fluoride. The pressed oil of Italian bergamot and sweet orange peel adds fresh, astringent notes to the tea, while blue cornflower petals bring a calming, floral aftertaste.
The many antioxidants and polyphenols in black tea are associated with a number of health benefits. Specifically, black tea contains complex flavonoids, which are polyphenols that aid in disease prevention. These flavonoids are a type of antioxidant that has been demonstrated to lower the risk of heart disease. They do this by preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and preventing damage in both the bloodstream and at artery walls. Perhaps the most-studied tea health benefit is its anti-cancer benefit. It appears that the polyphenols in tea help prevent the formation of potential carcinogens in the body. While most of the study has been on green tea, there is a growing body of evidence that black tea also plays a role in cancer prevention.
PLASTIC-FREE TEA BAGS Did you know that brewing a plastic tea bag at 95°C releases around 11.6 billion microplastics, which are tiny pieces of plastic between 100 nanometres and 5 millimetres in size, into a single cup(source)? Tielka's plastic-free tea bag fabric comes from a sustainable, bio-renewable source. They also opted not to seal their tea bags with harmful glue, but by ultrasound. Tielka's tea bags are also industrially compostable.
DIRECTIONS Use one pyramid per person. Brew with 200ml freshly boiled water and infuse for up to three minutes.