PROS AND CONS ABOUT EARL GREY TEA
Earl Grey Tea: Is It Good for You?
Earl Grey tea is one of the best-known tea blends on the market. Traditionally, it’s a simple blend of black tea and oil of bergamot. Other tea bases are also used, including green tea, oolong, and rooibos. Bergamot oil is derived from the rind of a fruit called the bergamot orange, commonly grown in Italy.
In England, Earl Grey tea is widely considered a “posh” drink, due to its namesake. In contrast to this perception, the practice of adding bergamot to tea originally began as a means to disguise lower quality tea. These days it is done purely in the name of good taste.
Earl Grey tea has long been popular, but limited minerals and nutrients in tea suggest minimal health benefits.
Earl Grey tea contains minimal nutrients. On average, 8 ounces of brewed black tea includes:
Your cup of earl grey tea also contains 40 to 120 milligrams of caffeine.
DAWG SAYS: THERE ARE MANY CULTURES THAT DRINK TEAS OR JUST HOT WATER DAILY AS THEY BELIEVE MUCH HEALTH BENFITS, SO A LITTLE FLAVORING NOT GOING TO HURT.