Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a small citrus fruit, which grows primarily in Southern Italy around Reggio Calabria. While the fruit from this cross of a Seville orange and pear lemon is sour and not edible, the oil from the peel is used in Earl Grey tea. Bergamot oil is also used in fragrances, candymaking and aromatherapy. The Bergamot orange is unrelated to the herb of the same name. While bergamot has a beautiiful aroma and is perfectly safe when consumed as a flavor, we do not recommed that you apply this extract to the skin. The oil has been linked to photosensitivity in some people and could cause a skin rash. Silver Cloud’s Pure Bergamot Extract contains alcohol, water and pure oil bergamot. It can be used in baking, beverages and for cooking. Try a few drops of this extract in your tea to make Earl Grey tea. This extract is sugar and gluten-free.
- Bergamot Extract, Flavor, Flavoring
- For Baking, Beverages and Ice Cream
- All Natural, Water Soluble
- Sugar Free, Gluten Free
Ever since Twining’s changed (destroyed) their Earl Grey tea recipe by using less Bergamot and adding more Lemon hoping people wouldn’t notice, I’ve been desperately looking for a way to get back what has been missing in my tea!
I’ve tried every different brand of tea I can find in attempts to find the best Earl Grey I can, but they never use quite enough of this valuable extract.
Now, ever since I bought this bottle of 100% pure edible Bergamot extract my problems are solved! I only add a few drops to an entire pot of tea and it makes it taste wonderful again! For a single cup of tea I just wipe the lid on the tea bag and it’s perfect! This will go a long way, because of how potent it is, and 4 ounces is a lot more than I thought it was!
I will be buying from this seller again, if their other extracts are half as good as their Bergamot is, that’s just fine with me!
SherrillNew Woodstock, NY