Earl Grey Ceylon black leaf tea is blended with oil extracted from the citrus Bergamot fruit and strewn with cornflowers. Stories vary as to how this tea got its name – one tale is that a British diplomat, sometimes it is Earl Grey himself, saved the life of a Mandarin and was given the recipe as a token of thanks; another that it was a gift for a successful diplomatic mission, however it is likely that none of the stories are true and just a marketing ploy whatever the truth, this classic scented tea has become synonymous with British teatime. It is probably the best selling scented tea in the world with a distinctive flavour and aroma. The tea is a blend from high growing plantations in Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva where classic “Ceylon” tea is produced with a floral bouquet and mild astringency that makes a bright coppery colour infusion just a perfect base for this tea, then only natural oil flavours and blue cornflowers are added giving this tea a clean and true character.

Tasting Notes

Earl Grey black tea makes a clear coppery with hints of ruby red infusion, excellent at tea time with or without cake! It produces a beautiful balanced tea with a refreshing, lightly citrus flavour. Can be drunk with or without milk and sugar.


Black Tea. Sri Lanka Black OP (Orange Pekoe) leaf tea with bergamot oil & blue cornflowers.


Price: £4.80


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