We recently tried Earl Grey tea for the first time. We didn’t really know what it was so we found out a little more about it. Usually it is a black tea, although some companies may use green or oolong, that is flavored with oil of bergamot – a type of orange found in Italy and France. It is considered a blended tea because o f the flavoring added to it.
The original Earl Grey tea is said to have been made from a recipe presented by an envoy on his return from China according to the Twinings website. It was named after Earl Charles Grey, the second Earl Grey.
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