It seems that the much-loved Earl Grey tea was named after the 2nd Earl Grey who was the British Prime Minister in the 1830’s. He reputedly received a diplomatic gift of black tea flavoured with bergamot orange oil. This distictive, aromatic tea is light and uplifting and is the perfect companion for scones and other afternoon tea delights.
Ingredients: certified organic black tea (camellia sinensis), essence of bergamot
Origin: Sri Lanka
To brew: 1tsp tea per cup. Infuse in freshly boiled water 2-3min. Traditionally served without milk but that’s up to you. Sweeten to taste.