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  • Earl Grey, House | Black Tea

Earl Grey, House | Black Tea
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This classic British tea is full bodied, very smooth, and silky with just a hint of sweet/floral/citrusy notes in the background.  Absolutely delicious and very very British. 

In recent years, Jean Luc Picard made Earl Grey tea famous in Star Trek: The Next Generation, but the various origin legends of Earl Grey date back to the 1830's. Supposedly, this tea was a gift to a British lord from Chinese mandarins—except that bergamot didn't exist in China at the time. Bergamot is a citrus fruit native to Mediterranean countries, with a wonderful aroma but a bitter taste.

Suggested Steeping Instruction:

Use 1 rounded tsp per 8 oz cup boiling water.  Steep 2-4 min.

Ingredients:

China black tea, natural bergamot.