Imperial Earl Grey Tea
Bristol Twenty Imperial Earl Grey Tea is a blend of the finest Keemun, Darjeeling, Ceylon and Assam scented with the delicate aroma of the Bergamot fruit. The leaf is large and well blended, giving a light and bright liquor with a beautifully fragrant liquor. Delightfully aromatic and full of citrus flavour, it has a bright and clear liquor.
Excellent with or without milk.
Ingredients: Tea, Oil of Bergamot, Cornflowers
Tea flavoured with bergamot to imitate the more expensive types of Chinese tea has been known in England at least since the 1820s. In 1837 there is a record of court proceedings against Brocksop & Co. who were found to have supplied tea “artificially scented, and, drugged with bergamot in this country”, but there is no known published reference to an ‘Earl Grey’ tea before advertisements by Charlton & Co. of Jermyn Street in London in the 1880s, though ‘Grey’s Tea’ is known from the 1850s
Rory’s Tasting Notes:
Zesty and aromatic; our Earl Grey is literally bursting with the aroma of Mediterranean Bergamot oranges.
Steep for 3-5 minutes, 98°C