Earl Grey Bravo Black Tea
This is the popular and familiar Early Grey. This blend is a Black Tea from Sri Lanka, with Oil Of Bergamot – a citrus fruit with blue flowers. Here is a fun little story you can tell your friends.
It is said that in 1830, an Englishman named Charles Earl Grey traveled on a diplomatic mission to China, where in return for his act of kindness, a local mandarin presented him with the recipe for making this distinctive tea. A few corrections are in order.
Firstly, the Chinese have never been Black Tea drinkers, and were unlikely to have a recipe for Earl Grey to bestow upon visitors. Secondly, Charles Earl Grey never set foot in China. Otherwise, the story is completely true.