In 1833, Earl Grey, the Earl of Howick Hall, at that time British Prime Minister, suspended the price monopoly the East India Company had over the tea trade with China. The Earl reportedly received a gift of Chinese tea that was lightly flavored with bergamot oil. This additional fragrance, provided by the Chinese, was intended to protect the tea from the taste of mold and tar which could arise from the long voyage at sea to royal England.
Our Earl Grey promises just the right blend of a bold black tea with bergamot oil that is not overwhelming. The flavors compliment one another and make for an excellent cup of tea.
Ingredients: black tea, natural bergamot flavoring
Serving Amount: 1 teaspoon/8 oz. serving
Temperature: 203-212 degrees
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes
Serving Size: 1 oz. of tea will provide 12-15 single cup servings
Sourcing: Outside Blender