At Stash Tea, we travel the world to visit the places where our tea ingredients are grown. Whether it's walking along tea bushes in India or peppermint fields in the Pacific Northwest, it is part of our sourcing program to feel confident in how our ingredients are produced and that our suppliers’ practices match our values as a global citizen.
We want to know our suppliers personally, meet with farmers, and build close bonds. In working together, we are able to work more closely and better align our common interests.
Earl Grey Tea
To give our Earl Grey teas their bright flavor, we use only pure bergamot oil sourced straight from the sunlit orchards of Calabria, Italy. This region is known for producing the world’s most extraordinary bergamot.
The bergamot is an aromatic citrus fruit, with a sharp, intensely citrus flavor. Bergamot is one of the only citrus fruits grown solely for its essential oil; the juice is not consumable due to its high acid content.
However, when the extracted oil from the rind is blended with tea leaves, the result is what makes our Earl Grey so distinctive: a highly fragrant citrusy floral aroma, with a bright and lingering taste.