Black tea flavored with oil of bergamot. The story known in history is of a Chinese mandarin tea master who blended the first Earl Grey tea as a gift for Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl of Grey and Prime Minister of the UK from 1830 to 1834. According to the story, the master used bergamot as a flavoring to offset the lime flavor in the well-water on Earl Grey's estate. Earl Grey's wife, Lady Grey, loved the tea so much she entertained with it. Free sample and disposable tea filter included with every order.