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Earl Grey Citrus Tea

Earl Grey Citrus Tea

Product Code: 000660
  • £5.95
Earl Grey tea with citrus tones from lemon and orange peel.

This relatively new introduction is a variation to the Earl's original recipe that has become immensely popular.

Earl Grey Citrus is more aromatic than its parent. Orange peel is added to the classic bergamot-flavoured Chinese black tea, overlaying it with sweet floral citrus tones.

There are many claims to the origin of the name of this famous tea. Our favourite is that it is eponymously named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s who, it is claimed, received a gift of tea flavoured with bergamot oil from a grateful Chinese mandarin. The fact that bergamot was unknown in China at the time is overlooked.

In time, Earl Grey's blend became popular with all sections of British society and is famous worldwide as one of Britain's most popular blends.