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Health Benefits of Drinking Earl Grey Tea

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By Lisa BriskeyPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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Health Benefits of Drinking Earl Grey Tea

Are you like me, a tea drinker? If so, did you know that drinking tea has many benefits? My favorite way of drinking tea is loose tea. The other day, I was looking through my tea and came across a jar of Earl Grey. I didn’t know there were benefits to drinking Earl Grey Tea.

The base of Earl Grey tea is black tea then infused with a rich, bold bergamot citrus flavor. The taste itself is a distinct bitter taste. Earl Grey is made up with black tea leaves of the Camellia Sinensis but can be made with green tea or oolong tea. At one time they added bergamot to cover up the poor tea quality.

Earl Grey is one of the most sophisticated teas in the world. It was tea for the aristocrats and was tea for special occasions. Earl Grey tea is named after the British Minister, Charles Grey.

Earl Grey is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and polyphenols.

Nutrition Information

8 ounces of brewed Earl Grey tea include:

Calories 0 grams

Protein 0 grams

Fat 0 grams

Carbohydrates 0 grams

Fiber 0 grams

Sugar 0 grams

Caffeine 40 to 120 milligrams

The following vitamins and minerals have very low concentrations:





Folic Acid (webmd.com/diet/earl-grey-tea-is-it-good-for-you).

Health Benefits of Earl Grey Tea

Beneficial for Teeth

Earl Grey tea contains fluoride that works to strengthen the enamel on your teeth. It also contains catechin which is an antioxidant that helps protect against oral infections and tooth decay.

Less Anxiety/Reduces Stress

The ingredients in the tea work to reduce anxiety and depression. Bergamot has aromatherapy qualities that can help boost your mood and reduce your anxiety and stress.

Improves Immunity

Bergamot, in Earl Grey tea, has antibacterial properties that give your immune system a boost. It has been shown to help with fevers so it can be used as a cold remedy. Earl Grey also contains Vitamin C and zinc.

May Improve Digestion

The ingredients in the tea can help with the health of your gut and digestive system. If you are constipated or have an acid reflex, drink a cup of tea for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

May Lower the Risk of Cancer

The bergamot oil in this tea may help in fighting against cancer. “Studies from the University of Messina in Italy showed that bergamot juice may be able to help prevent various cancers, especially in the colon, the liver, and the skin. It was found that bergamot juice displayed antiproliferative activity which stopped malignant cells from spreading to healthy tissue” (myteadrop.com/blogs/news/earl-tea-benefits).

Side Effects

Earl Grey is safe to drink for most people but because it contains caffeine, it can cause anxiety, faster heart rate, and jitters if consumed in large quantities. It has been known to cause muscle cramps due to the bergamot oil hindering the absorption of potassium in the body.

How to Make a Cup of Earl Grey Tea



Earl Grey Tea (teabag or loose-leaf tea)


Place teabag or loose-leaf tea (in a tea ball) in a cup.

Boil the water.

Pour the hot water into the cup.

Steep for 5 minutes.

Add sweetener if you like (honey, sugar, lemon, etc.).



I am not a doctor or a naturopath. This is for informational purposes only and is not taken as medical advice. If you have medical issues or are taking medication, check with your doctor first. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases.

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