This Earl Grey Tea taste is a lively orange pekoe flavored with bergamot oil which is an essential oil that is pressed from the rind of the fruit of the Citrus bergamia tree, then applied to the tea for its aromatic effect.
Earl Grey Tea blend is supposedly named after Lord Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s. He was famous as the author of the Reform Bill of 1832.
According to the Grey family, this black tea was specially blended by a Chinese Mandarin-speaking individual for Lord Grey. The water in Lord Grey’s rather fabulous home, named Howick Hall, in Northumberland, was filled with lime (as in the calcium-containing inorganic material). The person whipping up the tea blend added bergamot to offset the taste of lime in the local water. Lady Grey used it to entertain in London as a political hostess, and this tea proved to be incredibly popular with her guests.
Weaver's Earl Grey Tea is a classic tea blend with balanced yet vibrant flavors. This tea is a timeless classic with a smooth yet zesty floral-citrus flavor.
Brew Weaver's Earl Grey Tea hot and serve. If you are in the mood for iced tea, let it cool and pour it over ice.