Earl Grey is a blend of Indian and Ceylon teas. The tea gets its unusual flavor from oil of BERGAMOT. Bergamot is a small acidic orange. The latest research indicates that the Bergamot orange is a cross between the sweet or pear lemon (Citrus Limetta) and the Seville or sour orange (Citrus Aurantium). The sour orange is native to southern Vietnam, hence the Chinese connection.
This tea has a light refreshing taste, and can be served hot with or without milk or sugar. It can also be used to make iced tea.
These are English style teabags without strings and tags and with 3.1 grams of tea. This is 50% more tea than US style string and tag teabags, which only have 2.1 grams of tea. We also like the English style better for brewing tea in a teapot, as the strings do get tangled around the spoon when stirring the tea.