Organic Earl Grey | Black Tea
This black tea classic is a blend of fine grown organic Indian black tea with natural bergamot. This makes for a slightly sweet, slightly floral and very satisfying cup of tea.
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 3-5 min.
organic black tea, natural bergamot.