I’ve tried a lot of Earl Greys and this one is a reasonable pick. Just the right black tea astringency and an uplifting flavor with just a little bit of sweetener and (for my taste) no milk. I’m a big fan of bergamot and so a shorter infusion allows the citrus flavors to remain apparent over the black tea. If you’re ordering this tea prepared, you may want to request a shorter infusion unless you’re more of a fan of drinking Earl Grey as a dark brew with milk and sugar.
Black tea, scented with a bergamot tonic and based on an ancient Chinese recipe which Charles II, Earl Grey received as a gift on his travels through China in 1830. After his return to England, the tea made according to the recipe soon became world famous under his name. A very popular tea in England, where it is often served with milk.