For Stash decaffeinated teas, they use an advanced, completely natural European process. This process removes 99.5% of the caffeine leaving the tea leaves with all the flavor, color and aroma you expect from Stash premium black teas.
100% natural ingredients:
naturally decaffeinated black teas, natural flavor of bergamot.
Story has it that in 1830 Englishman Charles Earl Grey (the second Earl Grey, 1764-1845) was on a diplomatic mission to China, when a mandarin presented him with the recipe for making this distinctive tea. Now it is the most famous flavored tea in the Western world.
Earl Grey is one of Stash's most popular teas. It is a black tea flavored with bergamot, an oil extracted from a pear-shaped Mediterranean citrus fruit about the size of an orange.
While other citrus fruits are grown in many countries, bergamot is cultivated exclusively in a narrow strip of coastal land in the Reggio Calabria province of Southern Italy. Bergamot or 'Citrus Bergamia Risso', also called the "prince's pear", is inedible, but its precious and fragrant oil is an ingredient in both perfumes and food products.
Bergamot is hand-picked in winter when the fruit is not yet quite ripe. The bergamot essence is extracted by a cold-pressed method using special "peeling" machines. The fragrant cold-pressed oil is then stored in special containers for a year or longer before sale.
Stash has created a decaffeinated version of their popular Earl Grey that has all the rich flavor with less than 6 mg of caffeine per cup (compared with 40 mg for their regular Earl Grey and 80mg in a cup of coffee). Stash Decaffeinated Earl Grey is made with naturally decaffeinated black teas using a completely natural European process which removes 99.5% of the caffeine leaving the tea leaves with all the flavor, color and aroma you expect from Stash premium black teas. Stash Decaffeinated Earl Grey is a versatile tea, at its best in the afternoon or after dinner. It brews a beautiful amber cup with a distinctive flavor and lightly fragrant aroma. Delicious plain, this tea may also be served with sugar and milk. Plus it makes a wonderful, refreshing iced tea.