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The story of Earl Grey Tea


Earl grey is a traditional British Tea blend. It is a mixture of Black Tea with natural oils of the citrus Bergamot fruit. Currently, this blend is highly consumed all over the world. But have you ever stopped to think about the story of Earl Grey Tea?

The story tells us that during a diplomatic visit to Canton, China, Charles Grey (1764 – 1845) – the 2nd Earl Grey – experienced a blend of Chinese Tea with bitter orange peel, which he considered to be delicious.  Earl Grey brought this recipe back with him to England. After replacing the bitter orange with Bergamot, he gave this recipe to a London firm who, out of appreciation, named the blend after him.

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4 thoughts on “The story of Earl Grey Tea

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