The smoky and also fragrant taste of Earl Grey is a special experience that lots of people can not obtain sufficient of. Called a zesty citrus flavor, Earl Grey is a difficult to describe taste that is unforgettable once tasted. Apparently Captain Picard of Star Expedition fame will certainly not consume alcohol anything else!

Although many individuals consider Earl Grey as a type of tea, any kind of black tea with bergamot taste included is in reality Earl Grey. Some manufacturers will certainly also utilize their lower high quality black tea to make Early Grey in the idea that the strong flavor of bergamot will certainly mask the poor preference of the tea. Mostly taken black with possibly a slice of lemon included, Earl Grey is nonetheless among the most prominent of all the flavorful teas worldwide.

The Beginning of Earl Grey Tea

Earl Charles Grey was the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1830. The tale is that while on a polite trip to China, he conserved the life of a chinese. To show his gratefulness, the mandarin talented Earl Grey an unique tea, which the Prime Minister repossessed to England with him. The tea rapidly ended up being a favorite in the Earls drawing area, and also he asked his personal tea vendor to replicate the exact same taste for him. The brand-new tea came to be fashionable as well as eventually spread out throughout England and the rest of the globe.

It is a good tale, yet not likely to include much reality! Charles Grey never saw China and the Chinese drink extremely little black tea all the same, which indicates truth beginning of Earl Grey tea is still an enigma.


Bergamot is a citrus tree that is grown on the south shore of Italy. Additionally called the Princes Pear, the fruit is inedible yet the oil extracted from it is used to scent perfume along with tea. The oil was an ingredient of among the initial Eau de Cologne ever before made. (It is fairly different from the natural herb called bergamot) The fruit is a cross between lemon, orange and also grapefruit, occasionally contrasted to orange blossom.

In the cold weather, before it ripens, the fruit harvest is selected by hand. Specifically made cold presses are made use of to draw out the bergamot essence, which is then stored for at the very least a year. Bergamot is made use of in aromatherapy to deal with anxiety, as well as additionally has anti-microbial effects that can enhance the resistance of the body to colds as well as ailments. Probably Earl Grey tea is an excellent solution for winter season sniffles!

The Taste of Girl Grey

Popular agreement in the time of Earl Grey held that tea made females over-excitable, creating impropriety in the female character. Orange, lemon and also bergamot were added to tea to soothe these impulses, and Girl Grey tea was created. Today many individuals still enjoy the taste; not limited to female drinkers!