Earl Grey for Elephants is a loose leaf black tea fragranced with organic Italian Bergamot oil for a beautiful, refreshing, and aromatic cup.
Diverted from their traditional migration route through the Terai-Dooars belt by a 17 km long fence along the border at the Mechi river, an increasing number of elephants are finding their way onto farmland, including Sonia Jabbar's tea estate. The threat of human-elephant conflict is very real, but on the 1,200-acre Nuxalbari tea estate they receive a warm welcome.
This is no ordinary tea estate. In a black-tea market beset with high-yield, low-value teas, Sonia is focused on quality, honoring the soil, tea bushes, trees, and community (a community that includes elephants). Sonia explains, "The elephants know how to move in between rows of tea. Had it not been so, my estate wouldn't have survived." With so little forest cover left in the area, this approach is critical to their future.
Your supportcontributes to the education of guards, workers, and community, ambitious rewilding projects, the provision of nature clubs for children, and pilot crop insurance projects.
Materials: black tea, organic Italian Bergamot oil
Made by: Sonia Jabbar + Comins Tea
Origin: Nuxalbari Tea Estate, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Specifications: 50g loose tea
Packaging: The packet and label are both certified as industrial compostable.
Use 2 tsp of tea leaves for every 400mL (13.5oz) water, heated to 203℉.
Steep for 3 minutes.
good for 1 infusion
Further Reading: Each of our Comins Tea varieties was selected by fine tea merchants Rob & Michelle Comins from growers and partners who produce delicious and flavorful tea in a way that positively impacts people, nature, and the planet. Rob & Michelle have been traveling the world since 2007, meeting and building relationships with dedicated growers to bring you a range of loose-leaf teas that offer an excellent balance of quality and value. They are passionate about fine tea and aim to make enjoying loose leaf tea an everyday pleasure.