Finest black tea leaves infused with naturally sourced bergamot orange flavor
Caffeine Level: HighItem # 0007
WHAT IT IS This is one of the most popular flavors of black tea in the world. Instantly recognizable by the tart, fresh aroma of the bergamot orange, it starts with the finest, fully oxidized tea leaves. They are then scented with the essence of naturally sourced bergamot orange, extracted from its zest.
FLAVOR NOTES The iconic aroma of Earl Grey tea is derived from the zesty, sweet and sour flavor of Bergamot oranges. Combined with the robust flavor of black tea, it has a silky sweet, spicy and floral taste that is sure to delight your palate.
BACKGROUND Legend has it that Earl Grey tea made its way into history through the family of Charles Grey, a British Prime Minister in the 1830s. Some say that this custom-made, exclusive flavor blend was a gift from a Chinese man to Earl Grey for saving his son; some maintain that it was a diplomatic gift to Earl Grey from the Chinese mandarin. It’s hard to know for sure what actually happened – but what we do know is that this tea has been extremely popular in Great Britain since the beginning of the 19th Century.