Earl Grey is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister of Britain in the 1830s. Legend has it that Earl Grey’s servants rescued an Indian Maha Raja’s son from a tiger. As a token of appreciation the Maha Raja sent the Earl a special tea, imported from Ceylon that was flavored with bergamot oil, extracted from bergamot orange. After receiving the gift, Earl Grey reputedly never drank tea without bergamot oil again. We have blended our Pure Ceylon high grown teas with the refined bergamot oil so that you can re-live Earl Grey’s enjoyment at any time of the day. This tea is particularly enjoyable after breakfast
The Tea Nation is a part of the Southern Sun Teas, a Sri Lankan company. We have been selling tea in the USA from 2002 under some very popular brand names. We started in 1999 with a mere 3 tea bagging machines, 35 employees and 16,000 sq. ft. of space. Now our state of the art tea bagging facility of 100,000 sq. ft. is equipped with 17 tea bagging machines with 550 support staff. We are ISO22000 and HACCP certified. Our products meet with the kosher requirements Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU). In addition we are a fully eco friendly facility processing only eco friendly tea.