Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with oil from the citrus bergamot fruit – a sort of citrus. Stories about the origins of Earl Grey are numerous. One such tale tells how a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin. As a gift of gratitude, the diplomat was given the recipe for this flavored tea. Upon his return to Britain, the diplomat presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. Another story says it was the Prime Minister himself who saved the Mandarin. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea a true classic.
Ingredients from: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Seasonality: Jan.- Feb. + August growth
Grade Composition: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 8500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cornflower petals, Natural Organic Compliant flavors.
Antioxidant/Caffeine Levels: High/Medium