Bergamot is a fragrant citrus fruit from the tropical, Citrus bergamia plant. This is how earl grey gets its distinctive aroma and flavor.
Earl Grey tea was created by a Chinese mandarin tea master 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 in history, the tea master used bergamot as a flavoring to offset the lime flavor in the well-water on Earl Grey's estate. The Earl's wife, Lady Grey, loved the tea so much that she served it when she entertained.
Our collection includes classic earl grey, a non-caffeinated blend, and other wonderful blends. Customized sample and disposable tea filter included with every order.