The legend of Earl Grey Tea is one of politics and intrigue. When a British diplomat saved the life of an official of the Imperial Chinese Court, tea enhanced with the peel of a special variety of orange, and its recipe were given to Charles, 2nd Earl of Grey, also then the Prime Minister of England. The tea that became known as ‘Earl Grey Tea’ combines tea with the flavour of bergamot. This original Earl Grey Tea offers a rich and strong brew, enhanced with oil of Bergamot; it is a distinctive and unique flavour
Tight twisted deep blackish with brown and purple leaves. An assertive bergamot aroma is present in the dry leaf. Finely scented and well-balanced tea of rosewood colour (deep brown with orange hints) suggests a tea with a pronounced character. Indeed, on nosing the tea, one immediately senses a complex intermingling of flavours – florals, marzipan and sweet Christmas spices in addition to secondary aromas evocative of a floral garden and a fruit garden. Without doubt, a distinctive tea with body and a steady personality.
Black tea, Bergamot Flavour