The original Earl Grey tea was named after Charles Grey, the Second Earl Grey in the 18th century, who commissioned a Chinese mandarin to blend a tea to suit the water at his family home. Bergamot was added to offset lime in the local water and a very special tea was born, proving popular amongst the social elite.
This tea is based on Chinese black tea, flavoured with bergamot oil (a Sicilian relative of the lemon) and finally accented with beautiful blue cornflowers. A classic that every teapot should be well-acquainted with.
- 100g loose leaf tea
- 30 pyramid tea bags