Aroma Earl Grey Green
Classic Earl Grey flavour with the bergamot fruit shining through, our particular blend is mixed with green teas from China gives it a light delicate flavour with added citrus undertones. What makes Earl Grey distinctive is the natural bergamot oil from Italy. Bergamot is a variety of orange which gives the tea its light pungent familiar smell. This grade is medium which brews a strong colour and draws out the flavour from the oil to create a delicate aftertaste.
It tea is assumed to have got its name from the British Prime Minister in the 1830s Earl Charles Grey, who according to some received the gift of bergamot oil infused tea. Although there a many stories about the Earls heroism in China saving poor people from drowning, he, however, never went to China. In the 1800s the tea was associated with being upper-class and posh.