Earl Grey, House | Black Tea
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.
China black tea, natural bergamot.