Mr Grey’s Tea Carton
Mr Grey’s Tea Carton contains our award winning, aromatic Earl Grey which is a favourite with The *TeaShed team. It is a black tea with the delicate addition of bergamot orange, which gives Earl Grey its distinctive flavour. Mr Grey’s Teabags contain caffeine for a little boost and can be enjoyed with or without milk. Mr Grey’s Tea was named after the 2nd Earl Grey, who was a key figure in abolishing slavery in Britain. We’ll drink to that!
If you can spare a teabag or two, try making our Earl Grey Lavender Tea Bread recipe shown below!
If you want our Earl Grey but not in a Mr Grey’s Tea Carton you can select it to go in a Tea Infuser Gift Bag for a lovely present.
Earl Grey & Lavender Tea Bread
To make your own tea bread using teabags from your Mr Grey’s Tea Carton, you will need:
275g mixed dried fruit
300ml TeaShed’s Mr Greys tea (using 2 teabags)
60g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
275g plain flour
2 ½ tsp of baking powder
1 heaped tsp of dried lavender
½ tsp of ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange
How to make earl grey and lavender tea bread:
1. First things first, preheat your oven to 170C/335F/gas mark 3½. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and line with greaseproof paper.
2. Now brew your tea. I used two teabags in about 400ml of water and allowed it to steep for about 15 minutes along with 1 heaped tsp of dried lavender. Measure out 300ml of this and place into a saucepan on a medium-high heat.
3. Add your mixed fruits to the pan of tea and allow it to come to the boil, bring the temperature down a little then simmer for 1 minute. Then stir the sugar into the pan. Pop this to one side to cool a little, I emptied the mixture into a bowl to speed the process along.
4. While your lovely fruity tea mixture is cooling measure out the other ingredients, adding all the dry parts (flour, spices, baking powder and salt) to one bowl. Give this a brief mix to make sure all the ingredients are combined.
5. Next, zest your orange. If you have a lemon zester, that’s great! If like me you do not, the finer side of a cheese grater will do just fine.
Beat the eggs together then add to the fruit mixture, along with the orange zest, stirring to combine.
6. Add the dry ingredients to your fruity mixture a little at a time, gently stirring to incorporate until there are no floury streaks running through.
7. Scoop your cake batter into the lined loaf tin, and level off with a spatula before baking for 50-55 minutes.