Earl Grey tea

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A cup of Earl Grey tea

Earl Grey tea is a kind of tea that has a flavour and smell that comes from bergamot orange, a citrus fruit.[1] The tea was named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, a British prime minister from the 1830s.[2]

The name "Earl Grey" only used to be given to black tea, but now the name is used for other teas that have oil of bergamot, or a bergamot flavour. Twinings, a British tea company, uses a portrait of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey on its Earl Grey package.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ben Richardson (6 April 2006). "Bergamot growers get whiff of success". BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4883068.stm.
  2. Kramer, Ione. All the Tea in China. China Books, 1990. ISBN 0835121941. Pages 180-181.
  3. Micky Fenix (July 24, 2008). "More Than Just A Pot Of Tea". Philippine Daily Inquirer.