No. 09, The White Duke

Second cousin to the Earl Grey (but not second fiddle), these organic white tea buds are scented with the natural essence of Sicilian bergamot and dappled with delicate blue cornflowers. The difference between natural bergamot and its synthetic counterpart is astounding. While the synthetic version resonates a single, bright note, the natural essence prompts awareness of a more faceted and voluptuous character true to the citrus' more complex nature. In a word, gorgeous. Lighter than a traditional Earl Grey, the White Duke is delicate, yet lively, with a clarity that makes this a truly elegant and masterful tea. 


Organic Chinese white tea buds, organic bergamot essence, and organic blue cornflowers  

Brewing Instructions: 

  • 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water  
  • 175ºF/80ºC (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.)  
  • Brew 4-6 minutes  
  • Good for 2 infusions